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Latitude 39 event to highlight local food through wine and dine event

Latitude 39 event to highlight local food through wine and dine event

Looking for a fun night out or the chance to taste some of the best food and wine in Athens? Latitude 39 is offering the chance for just that at its back to back Wine and Dine pairing events, set for Saturday April 13 at the restaurant, which is located on the first floor of Baker University Center. The event offers a delicious taste of locally produced ingredients and wines.

“Richard Deweese and Jason Hudson came up with the idea of this local wine and local food pairing event,” said Ricky Frame, general manager of Culinary Services. “The idea works well with the sustainability initiative here at OHIO and Culinary Services.”

Beginning at 5 and 7:30 p.m. respectively, both events will include a social hour before seating. The dinner is structured as a five-course meal, including delectable dishes such as caramelized figs over spring mix with a champagne vinaigrette, peach buttermilk soup, prosciutto and provolone croquette with roasted piquillo sauce, chicken roulade with sun dried tomatoes, artichokes and fontina alongside tri-colored rosemary fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe as well as salted caramel apple galette after a palette cleansing lemon sorbet. Wine pairings for the courses will be provided by local winery, Pleasant Hill Vineyards.

When asked about what went into designing the menu, Culinary Services noted their intention to highlight local producers, such as Snowville Creamery, White Feather Farms and Hidden Hills Orchard, as well as keep the customer cost reasonable.

 “We wanted to make sure we had a refined and sophisticated menu, so we took a look at some of the items we know that we can do effectively, at a price point that is good for the customer, and base the menu around that,” said Frame. “Some people in the OHIO community may not be aware of many of the local food options here, so we’re hoping the event highlights some of these options and what places like Latitude 39 can do.”

While seating is limited, presale tickets are still available for purchase from the Latitude 39 on the first floor of Baker University Center either in person or over the phone at 740-566-0940. The cost of parking at the event will be subtracted from the final check.