Italian Easter Weekend Dinner
With Chef Craig Richards
Saturday, April 8, 2023 April 8, 2023 Old Edwards Hospitality Group
What better setting for an Easter weekend dinner than The Farm at Old Edwards? Join Executive Chef Craig Richards of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila—a Southern European restaurant whose menu reflects the season’s availability. Get ready for a Springtime feast incorporating Easter traditions from Italy and extraordinary Italian wines in the rustic ambiance of The Farm at Old Edwards.
About Craig Richards
Executive Chef Craig Richards spent five years of training under the renowned first lady of Italian cuisine Lidia Bastianich before accepting a job at La Tavola in Atlanta in 2005. He saw this move as an opportunity to start cooking and developing his own style of Italian food. Over the next six years, Richards established La Tavola as a significant restaurant in the Atlanta market and one that provided simple, yet refined regional Italian food. He continued his craft at Fifth Group’s Ecco expanding into Spanish, French, and North African food.
In 2014, Richards took on the challenge of opening celebrity chef and restaurateur Ford Fry’s newest restaurant venture, St. Cecilia. After six months, Richards took over as Executive Chef and displayed the Italian trademarks that have always stood the test of time, but with versatile and local Southern ingredients. His simplicity met with sophistication catapulted the position of St. Cecilia in Atlanta’s dining scene and the restaurant was lauded by FOOD & WINE, Zagat, Southern Living, Forbes, Atlanta Magazine, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as named one of the top restaurants in Atlanta by The Atlantan. In April of 2017, Fry promoted Richards to Vice President of Culinary for Ford Fry Restaurants, while still serving as Executive Chef at St. Cecilia. In the fall of 2018, Richards announced plans to partner with restaurateur Bill Streck (Hampton + Hudson; Nina & Rafi) to open Lyla Lila in the Lilli Midtown building. Opened in December 2019, Lyla Lila is an expression of Southern European culinary traditions with an emphasis on Italian cuisine, natural wines and curated cocktails. In 2022, he was nominated a semifinalist by the James Beard Foundation for its Best Chef: Southeast, and in 2022 and 2023, Lyla Lila was nominated for Outstanding Wine Program.
$185 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Book online today.
Please Note: the event is for guests 21 and older.
Get even more up close and personal with Chef Craig Richards when you book his Hosted Easter weekend at Half-Mile Farm.
Or check lodging availability at Old Edwards Inn (not included in ticket price).
Dress: Mountain Chic
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