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Bill Briand

What does it take to become a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's coveted Best Chef award for the entire South — three separate times? The featured chef for The Scenic City Supper Club's first dinner of 2019 knows. 

Bill Briand spends his days crafting culinary treasures for Orange Beach, Alabama's Fishers Upstairs Restaurant. His plates have not only won over the taste buds of customers, but also tickled the palates of the decision-makers behind the James Beard culinary awards. 

Ticket giveaway

Chatter is giving away two free tickets to the Jewel of the South dinner. Visit our Facebook page for details on how to enter.

On Feb. 10, Chattanoogans can get a taste of Briand's haute Southern cuisine when he headlines SCSC's local "Jewel of the South" dinner. His creative riffs on Southern coastal cuisine will be served amid the historic charm and grandeur of the recently refurbished Tivoli Theatre. 

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour featuring passed hors d'oeuvres. Then, guests will savor a four-course meal highlighting Briand's artistry along with that of three local chefs: Erik Niel of Easy Bistro and Main Street Meats; Kevin Korman of The Edwin's Whitebird restaurant; and Jacob D'Angelo of Rolling J's Bistro. Alex Howell of Easy Bistro will help curate cocktails featuring Cathead Vodka to expertly pair with courses, and Hutton and Smith brews will round out the meal.

Tickets will go on sale Jan. 30 at 10 a.m., and typically sell out quickly. Visit jewelofthesouthsupper.brownpapertickets.com for a chance to attend. The event is capped at 150 guests and costs $195.

Additional sponsors include Rent All, San Pellegrino, Hand Family Companies, Solid Rock Live, The Edwin, Terra Flower Farm and Our Ampersand Photography.

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