A local musician is taking over the kitchen at Table 50 on Wednesday, July 17 for a pig-centric dinner to benefit the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.
JD Sutphin is the lead singer of the Roanoke-based band Madrone. You may also recognize the name (and the voice) from his show, “Homegrown Sundays,” on WROV-FM.
But Sutphin, who is also a foodie, is stepping into the kitchen with Table 50 chefs on July 17 for “A Boy and His Pig,” a special five-course meal that heavily features pig flesh in all its tasty forms, from bacon to belly. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Music Lab at Jefferson Center, an after-school incubator for young performers.
The meal costs $40 per person. For another $15, you get a wine or beer pairing with each course. There will be two seatings that evening — one from 5 to 6 p.m. and the other from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be seated only if space remains available.
Each customer will get a CD of Music Lab student performances and will hear a live performance by a student. More live entertainment by the band Barefoot West will start at 10 p.m.
Here’s the menu for the evening, which Sutphin developed and will prepare with the T50 kitchen staff:
“Ya’ll help yourself”- country style salad with a bourbon and bacon honey mustard, served with salmon cakes
Beer soaked and grilled sausage and onions with house made pierogies
“The Crooked Oak Soup and Sandwich” – JD’s sweet potato and sage sausage chili with a pork belly BLT on rye.
Cowgirl bone-in ribeye with Dr.Pepper and balsamic glazed onions and collard greens
Bourbon and pecan pie with bacon chocolate drizzle and Bourbon caramel drizzle along with a Devils Backbone Schwartz Beer and Jamison’s Irish whiskey milk shake
Looks great, doesn’t it? For reservations, call 540-904-2350.