Dupree will design the cocktail hour appetizer menu and meet and greet guests. Each of the dinner’s four seated courses will be prepared by chefs from Florence’s restaurants, including Cooper Thomas, Executive Chef of Victors at Hotel Florence, and Ryan Dalton, Executive Chef of City Hall.
“It’s going to be a great night. We gave each of the chefs a copy of Nathalie’s magnum opus and asked them to take inspiration from it, but also to give their dishes their own Florentine touch,” said Ted Lee. “And where possible, they will use produce and protein from Pee Dee farms.”
Dupree is one of the South’s best-known cooks and educators, having published 15 cookbooks that, combined, have sold nearly a million copies. For 10 years, she served as principal of Rich’s Cooking School in Atlanta and hosted more than 300 episodes of the PBS television series “New Southern Cooking with Nathalie Dupree,” which also introduced viewers to her no-nonsense approach to ambitious cuisine from around the world. South. has his wicked sense of humor, Kirven said. From 2004 to 2019, Dupree lived on Queen Street in Charleston, where her home became a hive of culinary production, whether she wrote articles or recorded videos for the Post & Courier, hosted visiting cooks from around the world or try new recipes.