Star Provisions + Summerland

Monday, July 15, 2013

"Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality" // Anne Stiles Quatrano

Last Thursday night, we were over on the Westside having dinner at JCT Kitchen, and following our meal (and since it seemed like forever since we had been on this side of town) walked around the Star Provisions complex....  Getting a chance to window shop at Jonathan Adler, Ann & Sid Mashburn, checking out the new scoop shop location for Jeni's Ice Cream.... And making a stop into Star Provisions, the go-to resource for all pantry & gift giving needs. Its storefront space is positioned as a sort of gateway to Bacchanalia, one of Atlanta's finest restaurants, and this culinary collective is owned by chefs and husband & wife couple Clifford Harrison and Anne Quatrano. The design of this floor plan results in Star Provisions sharing the same evening hours as the restaurant, remaining open until midnight Monday-Saturday.

A visit to Star Provisions is a treat on so many levels....  Not only are you offered a selection of the most interesting products sourced through artisans and local farmers, but the visual display of these hand selected items are a feast for the eyes! While making our way around the space, I noted a small stack of postcard shaped cards with the news and book-cover image (shown above) announcing the release of Anne Quatrano's upcoming cookbook, Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality, due out October 1. Summerland also serves as the name of her family farm in the Cartersville, GA area, about 45 minutes northwest of town. It's an almost magical landscape (having had the opportunity to visit for a Food & Wine event a number of years ago), and serves as a working farm that provides the freshest ingredients for the 4 restaurants that Harrison and Quatrano own. My photo below of the Star Provisions interior really doesn't do it justice....  Make sure you set aside some time to stop in & savour!

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