Guest experienced a unique dining event where South meets South in downtown Orlando. This collaborative dinner featured alternating dishes between our own Chef Greg Richie and local restaurateur Chef John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse.
Entry included a five-course private dining experience that highlights local ingredients and the option to add cocktails or a carefully selected wine pairing.
Date: July 15th, 2015
Time: Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner seatings from 6-9 p.m.
Cost: $100 per guest ($35 for cocktails or wine)
Location: Soco Restaurant – 629 E. Central Blvd. in Thornton Park
About Your Hosts:
Executive Chef Greg Richie has established himself as a passionate advocate of enriching Thornton Park culture and elevating the culinary scene in Orlando. His experience alongside industry heavy hitters Emeril Lagasse and Roy Yamaguchi was only the beginning as he’s become a star in his own right. His accolades include Chef of the Year and Best Local Chef among many others. Richie is committed to using local ingredients and strengthening bonds among the downtown Orlando community.
Chef John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse effectively created the most successful barbecue chain in Florida without any culinary experience. His love for brisket and passion for helping people skyrocketed him to success, starting with a “Barbecue Ministry” in 2004 that raised money to support a local family whose daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Now, Rivers continues to keep community at the forefront as he brings his southern cooking style to the residents of Central Florida.