Salty Supper No. 2

Celebrity chefs prepare epic feast for a memorable fundraiser that celebrates the Gulf Coast

Celeb chefs prepare epic feast for memorable Gulf Coast fundraiser

Salty Supper Richard Knight Steven Satterfeld Bryan Caswell Philip Speer Michael Gulotta
Richard Knight, Steve Satterfield, Jennifer and Bryan Caswell, Philip Speer, and Michael Gulotta. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Houston Astro Lance Kara McCuller
Houston Astros ace Lance McCullers and his wife Kara. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper painting
Local artist Anat Ronen and her pelican painting. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Michael Gulotta
Michael Gulotta prepares his dish. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Bryan Jennifer Caswell
Jennifer and Bryan Caswell hosted the event. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Steve Satterfield
Steven Satterfield prepares his shrimp dish. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Steve Satterfield shrimp
A close up of Satterfield's shrimp with kohlrabi. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Pappy Van Winkle
Attendees could splurge on a little Pappy Van Winkle. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Eric Sandler poster
The chefs signed posters from the event. Photo by Killy Photography
Salty Supper Richard Knight Steven Satterfeld Bryan Caswell Philip Speer Michael Gulotta
Salty Supper Houston Astro Lance Kara McCuller
Salty Supper painting
Salty Supper Michael Gulotta
Salty Supper Bryan Jennifer Caswell
Salty Supper Steve Satterfield
Salty Supper Steve Satterfield shrimp
Salty Supper Pappy Van Winkle
Salty Supper Eric Sandler poster

What: Southern Salt Foundation Salty Supper No. 2.

Where: Reef.

The scoop: For the second of their celebrity chef-studded fundraising dinners, Jennifer and Bryan Caswell tapped Richard Knight (Hunky Dory), Steven Satterfield (Miller Union in Atlanta), Michael Gulotta (MoPho and Maypop in New Orleans), and Philip Speer (the upcoming Bonhomie in Austin) for an epic five-course feast that celebrated the Gulf Coast. Satterfield led off with shrimp and kohlrabi. Knight followed with his snapper tartare, one of Hunky Dory's most popular dishes. Gulotta's crab gumbo with pork belly practically had the sold-out crowd licking their bowls.

Not to be outdone, Caswell delivered his version of a surf and turf: quail and snapper (take that filet and lobster tail). Speer, who earned acclaim as a pastry chef during his long tenure at Uchi, finished the meal with cake and ice cream. Sips from event sponsors Pura Vida and Miner Family Wines kept the crowd in good spirits, putting them in the mood to bid on a few auction items that included signed sports memorabilia, a fishing trip on the Caswells' boat, and posters signed by all five participating chefs.

Local artist Anat Ronen created a painting of pelicans during the event. The always-engaging Michael Pearce coaxed a $1,500 bid out of one attendee to take the artwork home. The money raised will benefit efforts to restore the Mississippi Delta, as voted on by attendees. After two stellar events, we can't wait for Salty Supper No. 3.  

Who: Seen in the crowd were Kara and Lance McCullersShelley Taylor LudwickMatt Burrus, David DyeRebecca MassonJason CarlenKelly Campbell, and Abbey Ferguson.