Pop-up dinners give chefs a chance to think outside their normal menus and experiment a bit. A new organization called Commune., will pair culinary minds with local producers to provide a unique dining experience for Lowcountry patrons. The meals will be located close to the source of the featured products—for example, a menu featuring vegetables from Dirthugger Farms will be hosted at the James Island property.
Co-founders of food truck Roti Rolls, Becky and Cory Burke, along with marketing agency Fork & Knife, are the forces organizing the dinners. Becky tells us, "We really want to highlight all the amazing local purveyors we have here and what they have to offer." Commune will accomplish this by inviting big names, like Wild Olive/The Obstinate Daughter chef Jacques Larson, Gullah-Geechee guide BJ Dennis, Wildflour Pastry owner Lauren Mitterer, The Lot chef Alex Lira, and The Grocery's Kevin Johnson to head up each dinner.
Commune. will host a meal once a month, starting July 17. They hope to have the full website and ticket purchasing system launched within the next week.
· Commune. [Facebook]
· Dirthugger Farms [Official]
· Fork & Knife [Official]
· Commune. [Official]