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Market Supper Club (feat. Chef Cara Peterson)

Auction House Market and Politan Group are excited to announce Cara Peterson, Saba Restaurant Chef de Cuisine, as the featured chef for Market Supper Club’s latest installment.

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From Chef Cara: "Even though I had grown up traveling and living all over the world, I hadn't been exposed to much Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food until I took a trip to Greece following high school. It was there where I begin to understand the simplicity and freshness of showcasing local produce and seafood with minimal ingredients and where I fell in love with all things phyllo-wrapped. This menu is an opportunity to revisit the dishes that have influenced the work and cuisine I've specialized in for years."

Politan Group's Sophie Burton will offer a menu of specialty cocktails and wine expertly designed to pair with each course of Chef Cara’s dinner.

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Join Chef Cara Peterson of Saba and Sophie Burton, Politan Group Beverage Director, for a nuanced exploration of Greek cuisine with influences that stem from the Mediterranean and the greater Middle East. Tickets for the full meal, complete with paired cocktails and wine, are $100. Tickets for the meal only, exclusive of beverage pairings, are $85. Because of the family-style format of the dinners, we are unable to substitute specific menu items. Please notify us in advance of any food allergies. Limited seats available.

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First Course
Selection of Fried Bread and Pita
Hummus with Fava Beans and Sumac
Grilled Artichokes with Preserved Lemon
Gigante Beans with Tomatoes
Marinated Mussels with Chili
Tzatziki
Taramasalata with Salmon Roe

Second Course
Stuffed Squid with Dandelion Greens
Eggplant Fritters with Toum

Third Course
Braised Beef Cheeks
Spring Onion Avgolemono

Fourth Course
Galaktoboureko with Rose, Feta and Pistachio

Drink pairings to be announced.

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Cara Peterson, Chef de Cuisine, Saba Restaurant, found her way to Pomegranate Hospitality through her interest in simple but nuanced flavors. She grew up in a military family and lived in multiple cities in the United States and abroad. Her varied background provided a broad exposure to regional cuisines and uncommon ingredients. With a degree from Virginia Tech, specializing in technical writing and horticulture, she’s propelled into a creative and holistic approach to food.

While initially beginning in baking and pastry in Virginia, Peterson alternated between sweet and savory throughout her career, finding unique textures and techniques in each discipline. Working in Northern Virginia exposed her to globally curated flavors under the guise of a wine bar. But it was in Philadelphia where she served as a Pastry Chef at Zahav Restaurant from 2014 to 2015, where her interest in Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine developed.

Following a move to New Orleans, she furthered her skills at Shaya Restaurant starting as a line cook and working her way up to executive sous chef. In 2017, she began working with Pomegranate Hospitality to open up Saba, where she is now the Chef de Cuisine.

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Sophie Burton is Beverage Director for all Politan Group bars and a 17-year service industry veteran. Having worked her way through a variety of service roles, Sophie established herself as an accomplished craft cocktail bartender for places such as The Mayhaw, Cafe Henri, Saffron, and Bar Tonique. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Albuquerque, Sophie worked in Chicago at Big Star, Dove's, and Cindy's before settling in New Orleans. While not obsessing over balancing cocktails or fostering growth, Sophie spends her time rabidly following the NBA (go Sixers) and pretending that she is not thinking about Thin Lizzy.

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Market Supper Club partners with emerging chefs, notable culinary tastemakers, and the minds behind your favorite Auction House and St. Roch Market stalls for memorable, communal dining experiences. Join us for evenings of incredible food and storytelling, in Auction House Market’s stunning private event space, as we explore unique menus crafted by some of the most buzzworthy creative forces in New Orleans’ food community. Bring your friends and come prepared to make new ones. We can’t wait to share our table with you.

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Politan Group is home to a family of properties including our first and anchor concept, St. Roch Market New Orleans, followed by St. Roch Market Miami in the city’s Design District, Auction House Market in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, and, coming in 2019, Politan Row Chicago and Politan Row Houston. Politan Group concepts vary from city to city—reflecting the unique culinary landscape of each location. They re-envision and elevate the food hall experience while celebrating the individuality of each city and its diverse citizens and visitors.

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