Celebrity Bartender

oneI’ll be the Celebrity Bartender at Echo Bistro and Wine Bar (865-602-2090) in Knoxville on Thursday, August 20, from 4:30 until 8:00. The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge will receive half the mushroom appetizers (both bar and table service) sales and all of the bartender tips. I’ve donated all the mushrooms and made some great chanterelle vodka. I dried 1 1/2 pounds of fresh chanterelles to use in each fifth of vodka infusion. They soaked for two weeks. Great stuff!! I also created another surprise infusion that ought to generate a little excitement.

twoI’ve already tasted the morel pate with goat cheese and a ramp demi glace. Delicious! Below is the press release we are using. Come by and support he Free Medical Clinic which provides a wonderful service to so many.



threePress Release
For lovers of exotic mushroom fare, Echo Bistro and Wine Bar (865-602-2090) is the place to be on Thursday, August 20th. 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. Celebrity bartender, Anderson County Commissioner, and mushroom aficionado, Dr. Whitey Hitchcock will bring an assortment of morel, chanterelle, lobster and other personally foraged mushrooms to Echo to be transformed into a wild mushroom offering by Chef Seth Simmerman. The bar will feature Dr.Whitey’s chanterelle-infused libations, complete with Turkish apricot garnish. Half the mushroom sales and all of the bartender tips go to the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge which serves surrounding counties as well as Anderson County.

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