Food 101 to Hold Fundraiser for Superstorm Sandy Victims During Re-opening Event

The Sandy Springs restaurant is nearly finished with its makeover. Its restaurant group owners are all New York natives.


Provided by Debbie Rosen

The owners of the 101 Concepts Restaurant Group feel the pain of Superstorm Sandy personally, as all three were born and raised in New York. Each of the three owners has close friends and family who have lost their homes, cars, belongings and businesses as a result of the storm.

A 101 Concept’s “Southern Comfort Relief Dinner for Sandy Victims” will be held on Dec. 5th in conjunction with the grand re-opening of Food 101, which has been closed to receive a major facelift.

“While many of our friends and family have been fortunate to get basics like clothing and food, unfortunately they don’t have any place to go as their homes and all of the homes of their friends and families have been completely demolished,” said 101 Concepts, Co-Owner, Steve Buero. “These funds will hopefully help put a roof back over their heads.”

Tickets for the “Southern Comfort Relief Dinner” are $125 (including tax and gratuity) and can be purchased by calling Food 101 at 404.497.9700 and asking for either Dannette or Raymond.   

All money raised will go directly to The Breezy Point Cooperative Disaster Relief Fund, the Staten Island Emergency Relief Fund and The Rockaways Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

The Chefs

The five course fundraising dinner will be created by each of the chefs from the 101 Concepts array of restaurants, Food 101, Cibo e Beve and Meehan’s Public House. Led by Food 101’s Executive Chef, Justin Keith, each chef ( Meehan’s Jordan Wakefield, Nathan Rajotte, Val Domingo as well as Cibo e Beve’s Linda Harrell) will be creating a different course for this elaborate dinner. 101 Concept’s Wine Expert, JD Doyle will be selecting the perfect wine to accompany each course.

A cocktail reception starts at 6:30 pm., featuring unique cocktails and passed appetizers. Guests can purchase raffle tickets, in which the proceeds of which will directly benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Seating for dinner is at 7:30 p.m. The raffle drawing will be held during the dessert course.


Appetizers: Braised Pork Belly Tostada with Bacon Marmalade, Shrimp and Grit Cake with a Mushroom Thyme Aoili;

First Course: Southern Oysters Rockefeller with Collard Greens and Benton’s Smoked Bacon in a Lemon Parmesan Cream;

Second Course: Georges Bank Scallops with Foie Gras and Black Truffle Risotto;

Third Course: Braised Harris Ranch Beef Cheeks with Roasted Parsnip Puree,

Dessert: Hummingbird Cake with Marachino Luxardo and Cream Cheese Frosting.

Food 101 is located at 4969 Roswell Road in Sandy Spring. The website for more information www.food101atlanta.com


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