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Cooks & Books: Hors D’Oeuvres with Katie Button

November 6, 2016   |   4:00 pm

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Price: $95

Join us on the Garden Terrace to celebrate Katie Button’s cookbook, Cúrate. Tickets are $95 per person and include tastes from Cúrate, a copy of the cookbook, service fee and tax. Call 919.542.3030.

The vibrant flavors of Spain brought into the American home kitchen by a young lauded chef and founder of one of America’s most acclaimed new restaurants.

Katie Button debuts her first cookbook ever as a peek inside the kitchen of her award-winning restaurant, Cúrate. This cookbook features 125 recipes celebrating the vibrant flavors and broad appeal of Spanish food. Button brings the cuisine at Cúrate into the kitchen of every home cook, showing readers how to re-create classic Spanish dishes and adapt them using American seasonal ingredients.

From cherished traditions like Tortilla Española and Chicken Paella to mouthwatering new favorites such as Ham and Cheese Stuffed Fried Pork Chops and Ribeye Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce, to celebratory drinks and desserts like The Perfect Gin and Tonic or Almond Cake with Cream Sherry and Brandy, Cúrate brings Spain to you.

Chef Katie Button was born in the South, raised in the North, and educated in Europe. Now, she has returned to her roots as chef and owner of two unique restaurants in Asheville, North Carolina: Cúrate Tapas Bar and Nightbell restaurant and lounge.

Chef Button pursued science degrees in college and earned her master’s in biomedical engineering in Paris, France. She then changed course and devoted her pursuits to the culinary field, working for José Andrés at his restaurants in the United States and then for Ferran Adrià at the world-renowned elBulli in Spain. After meeting her husband Félix Meana, Chef Button moved to Asheville and created Heirloom Hospitality Group with Meana and her parents in 2011. Together, they opened Cúrate in 2011. The Spanish tapas restaurant received instant attention and accolades, from mentions in The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times to local awards and press.

Chef Button was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Rising Star Chef award from 2012-2014 and was a finalist in 2014, and also received a nomination for Best Chef Southeast in 2015. Chef Button was one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2015 and hosted an international television series, The Best Chefs in the World.


Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Nuts & Seeds
Creamy Mushroom Soup with Idiazabal Cheese
Endive Salad with Walnuts, Pomegranate & Blue Cheese
Artichoke Salad with Radishes & Salted Yogurt
Steak, Green Pepper & Blue Cheese Sandwich
Tomato Bread & Croquetas

Meat, Seafood & Sides

Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic
Octopus with Olive Oil & Pimentos
Marinated Fried Fish
Grilled Spiced-Rubbed Hanger Steak & Pork Spare Ribs in Adobo Sauce
Chicken Paella
Sautéed Mushrooms in Sherry
Garlic Sautéed White Beans
Roasted Potatoes with Brava Sauce & Allioli

Dessert Buffet

White Chocolate Saffron Roulade
Chocolate–Brandy Sabayon
Floating Island

About Cooks & Books
This series was founded with a premise that there’s no better way to explore a new cookbook than by talking with the author, and sampling and delving into those dishes with seriously fun and delicious discussion.  It is a collaboration between Fearrington’s Executive Chef Colin Bedford and Keebe Fitch of McIntyre’s Books, one of the South’s most celebrated independent bookstores, with an amazing cookbook selection. Learn more about the series here.