Gift Baskets from City Grocery Restaurant Group Available Now!

    City Grocery Restaurant Group is now accepting orders for our holiday gift baskets. We have several delicious items to fit all budgets.  All items are custom made by our little elves at The Main Event Catering Kitchen. Baskets are available for pick up beginning December 3 until December 21.  Contact our corporate office at 662-234-9300 with any questions or you can click here to download an order form and fax it to our office at 662-234-9307.

    Oxford Art Crawl

    The Oxford Art Crawl is the 4th Tuesday of every month.  Enjoy a free ride on the Double Decker bus transporting you to the local galleries for free receptions and exhibits.  This month’s stops include: The Powerhouse, Southside Gallery, Art2Frame, Something Southern, Cicada for Him the University Museum, and Gallery 130, with special shows at Bouré and Something Southern.

    Come out and support the arts community!

    Art Crawl: 6pm-8pm

    Check out Chef Currence “Dishing” about His Favorite Southern Summer Recipes

    CIty Grocery Hosts Guest Chef Kevin Gillespie

    On October 29, City Grocery will be hosting guest chef, Kevin Gillespie, Executive Chef of Woodfire Grill in Atlanta. He will be celebrating the release of his new cookbook, Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking, which is scheduled to be released in October of 2012. Chef Gillespie will create a four- course dinner featuring recipes from his new book.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

    Stay tuned for more information!

    Personalized copies of Fire in My Belly will be available for purchase the night of the dinner.

    Date: October 29, 2012

    Reservations are encouraged

    Please contact City Grocery at 662-232-8080 for reservations

    $65/pp with pairings
    $55/pp without pairings

    Adam Perry Lang Celebrates the release of his new cookbook at City Grocery

    On June 16, City Grocery will be hosting guest chef, Adam Perry Lang, founder of Daisy May’s BBQ in New York, co-founder of Barbecoa in London, and meat maestro at Carnevino in Las Vegas. He will be celebrating the release of his new cookbook, Charred and Scruffed. Chef Perry Lang will create a four- course dinner featuring recipes from his new book.

    Menu

    Charred Radicchio with Sweet- and- Sticky Balsamic and Bacon

    Smoked Crack-Back Chicken, Lemon/ Garlic/ Herbes de Provence Baste Creamed Corn with Chives and Chilis, Green Apple, Cabbage and Caraway Slaw

    Bone-In Rib Roast Done Like a Steak, Mushrooms in Parsley Cream, Bubbly Bacon Butter Beans

    Warm Grilled Lafayette Country Peach Upside Down Cake, Lavender Crème Fraiche, Lemon Salted Carmel

    Personalized copies of Charred & Scruffed will be available for purchase the night of the dinner.

    Date: June 16, 2012

    Reservations are strongly suggested

    Please contact City Grocery at 662-232-8080 for reservations

    $65/pp with pairings
    $55/pp without pairings

    City Grocery Guest Chef Alumni Dinners

    As part of the month long celebration of City Grocery’s 20th Anniversary, we have asked some of our alumni chefs from years past, to return to Oxford and help us celebrate for one weekend.  The chefs will be responsible for one course as part of a six course chef’s wine dinner. The dinners will take place on May 18th & 19th at City Grocery.

    Friday, 5/18

    brussel sprout, bourbon bacon marmalade lettuce wrap
    Heath Johnson, Chef de Cuisine, City Grocery

    steak tartare served with deviled local eggs and caviar
    Russell Smith, Chef/Owner of Russell’s Beef House in Corinth,MS

    butter poached sea scallops, warm foie gras and fava bean puree
    Will Uhlhorn, Chef and Co-Owner of Table 3 in Nashville,TN

    local beet composition, spanish bleu cheese, and fennel flat bread
    John Currence, Chef/Owner City Grocery Restaurant Group

    quail & biscuits
    Jason McConnell, Chef/Owner, 55 South, Red Pony, Sol and McConnell House

    seared colorado lamb shoulder with mint tzatziki & skordalia, garni of mini spanakopita & herbed potato tirokeftedes, citrus-spiced olives
    Tim Hontzas, Chef/Owner of Johnny’s Café in Birmingham,AL

    chocolate pear bread pudding, warm spiced chocolate sauce, and a smoked pear sorbet
    Dwayne Ingraham, Pastry Chef at City Grocery

    Saturday, 5/19

    watermelon jal jeera shooter
    Vishwesh Bhatt, Chef at Snackbar

    poached shrimp, enoki mushrooms, cucumber, roasted grape salad with clam dashi vinaigrette, and smoked lemon yogurt
    Wesley True, Chef/Owner of TRUE in Mobile, AL

    crowder pea hoppin’ john “risotto,” stansel’s popcorn rice, and tomato jam
    John Currence, Chef/Owner City Grocery Restaurant Group

    troll caught half moon bay wild salmon, creamed morel mushrooms, spring peas, pickled ramps & crispy grits
    Stephen Barber, Chef at Farmstead Kitchen in Napa,CA

    smoked roulade of pork belly & shoulder with habanero/green tomato chow chow, bourbon mustard, black-eyed pea croquettes and collard confetti
    Jason Nicholas, Chef at Big Bad Breakfast

    rhubarb hoe cakes with rebel yell bourbon and molasses bbq pork cheeks, minty red cabbage Slaw, and candy striped poached beets
    Taylor Bowen Ricketts, Chef/Owner of Delta Bistro in Greenwood,MS

    blackberry ice Cream sandwich with toasted oatmeal cookies
    TH Freeland, Cook at Herbsaint in New Orleans,LA

    For reservations, please call City Grocery at (662) 232-8080
    Reservations are encouraged
    Doors open at 6pm
    Price is $95 per person

    City Grocery Celebrates 20 Years

    Please join us in a month long celebration of City Grocery’s 20th Anniversary.  April 17th marks the official 20th anniversary and we will kick off the celebration with a Chef’s wine dinner to benefit Share our Strength with guest chef Suvir Saran. The dinners will take place 4/17 & 4/18 beginning at 6pm at City Grocery.  For more details on those dinners, click here.

    The month long celebration will continue by tasting the original menu created by John Currence 20 years ago. The nostalgia continues as we welcome back several of City Grocery alumni from years past. All of which have gone on to have very exciting careers as chefs, and we are beyond excited to have them all return to City Grocery for a weekend!  They will make appearances as guest chefs at City Grocery on May 18 & 19th – details to be revealed soon!

    View the month long schedule of events

    The month long celebration will end on May 20th with a truly unique farm to table experience at Woodson Ridge Farms.  More details are available here or you may call our corporate office, The Main Event, for more information regarding any of the events. (662) 234-9300

    Wine Dinners with Guest Chef Suvir Saran

    Please help us kick off our 20th Anniversary celebration on April 17th! We will start the month long celebration with a chef’s wine dinner to benefit Share our Strength on 4/17 & 4/18. For both nights we will be hosting celebrity chef, Suvir Saran of Dévi in New York City.  We also know him as Chef John’s competitor on Top Chef Masters last season, and we are excited to have them back in the kitchen together again!  Chef Suvir will be offering a sneak peek of some items from his new cookbook, Masala Farm and City Grocery will help execute the meal under his direction.
    Menus
    Personalized copies of his book will also be available during both dinners

    Price: $85 with wines/ $65 without
    Reservations are strongly encouraged
    Please call City Grocery for reservations: 662-232-8080

    Vishwesh nominated for Food & Wine The People’s Best New Chef

    Last year, Food & Wine magazine added The People’s Best New Chef award, allowing readers to pick one of the winners, dubbing him or her The People’s Best New Chef.  The winner, selected by the dining public and online voting, will be featured in the magazine alongside the winners of this year’s Best New Chef awards.  Vishwesh is among 100 pre-selected chefs, from 10 regions (the chef needs to have run their own kitchens for five years or fewer), and he is included in the Gulf Coast region.

    Voting will run from March 5th through March 11, and the chef with the most votes in each region will then be named a finalist, and People’s Best New Chef!

    Please show your support for Vishwesh by voting TODAY! Click here to Vote!

    Dwayne Ingraham nominated for Food&Wine’s People’s Best New Pastry Chef

    FOOD & WINE’s The People’s Best New Pastry Chef, selected by readers in an online poll
    and presented by Godiva. Until February 14th at midnight, readers can visit foodandwine.com/the-peoples-pastry to select their favorite up-and-coming pastry chef from a list of 50 nominees in three regions: East, West and Central.  To join the conversation and promote your favorite pastry chef on Twitter use #peoplespastry.

    “There is so much innovation in the pastry world right now, and we are excited to have the chance to celebrate it,” says FOOD & WINE Editor in Chief Dana Cowin. “Our new pastry awards allow us to spotlight cooking pros who don’t generally get the same recognition as the executive chefs for whom they work.”

    FOOD & WINE editors determined the 50 The People’s Best New Pastry Chef nominees with help from their national network of journalists, chefs and other trusted sources. Only professionals who have run a restaurant pastry kitchen for five years or fewer are eligible. There will be one finalist from each of the three regions; the person with the most votes will be named The People’s Best New Pastry Chef.

    The finalists and the winner of The People’s Best New Pastry Chef award will be announced on foodandwine.com on February 15th. The winner will be profiled in the “Hungry Crowd” column of the May issue of FOOD & WINE, on newsstands April 13, and will attend the 30th anniversary of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 15-17, 2012 where they will share their treats as co-host of Godiva’s activation in the FOOD & WINE Grand Tasting Pavilion.

    FOOD & WINE editors have also begun their search for America’s Best New Pastry Chefs, to be announced in the May issue. Winners will be revealed along with The People’s Best New Pastry Chefs on February 15th.

    Good Luck Dwayne!