Friday, October 3, 2008

Watershed's Anniversary Fundraiser

Watershed restaurant celebrates 10 years as Atlanta’s most acclaimed Southern eatery with a fundraising fall festival, Monday, Oct. 27, from 5 - 9 p.m., to benefit Plymouth Harbor. The evening will feature live music, games, raffles, a cakewalk and Chef Scott Peacock’s legendary Southern cuisine. The menu will pair Chef Peacock’s preparations from the Watershed kitchen with barbeque by pit master Jimmy Hagood of BlackJack Barbeque in Charleston, SC.

Admission is $100 and total proceeds will benefit Plymouth Harbor. Plymouth Harbor is a community organization that offers support to senior adults and their caretakers. Edna Lewis attended Plymouth Harbor in her later years and thus Watershed and Chef Scott Peacock have a special relationship with this group.

Chef Peacock is a Southern food expert whose vision emphasizes fresh, seasonal and regionally grown ingredients of the highest integrity, prepared with the barest of embellishments. Chef Peacock is the former chef to two Georgia governors and was founding chef of Atlanta's Horseradish Grill. His ideas and recipes have been featured in many national and local publications including: Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wine Spectator, Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, USA Today, Atlanta Magazine, Gourmet, Cooking Light, Southern Living and more. He wrote The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations From Two Southern Chefs, with his friend and mentor, the late Miss Lewis, who is considered America's foremost authority on traditional Southern cooking.

Watershed is the collaborative creation of Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers and Peacock. Watershed has received awards and recognition on both local and national levels.

For more information visit our website at

1 comment:

Bailey said...

Hello -
I am a filmmaker in Atlanta. I read your blog with the mention of Edna Lewis and her recipes.

I just wanted to let you know I produced a 21 minute documentary about Miss Edna Lewis and its viewable in its entirety on Internet at a Gourmet Magazine website:

and at a Georgia Public Broadcasting website:

My documentary is called Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie.

My website,

has more information about the film and the story of Miss Lewis.

Bailey Barash