Chef Deborah Van Trece is one of the featured chefs for the Let's Talk Womxn ATL More Than March event. (Photo: Google Images)

ATLANTA (March 8, 2024) – Let’s Talk Womxn, a group of some of the metro Atlanta area’s best women-owned restaurants and businesses, who have created a safe and honest space to connect and collaborate, hosted More Than March, a collaborative dinner to honor the women who paved the way for some of Atlanta’s top women chefs.

Let’s Talk Womxn-Atlanta is an alliance fostered by Let’s Talk, a national collaboration of women business owners across the U.S. Let’s Talk was founded by Chicago’s Rohini Dey, Ph.D., owner of Vermilion, and trustee of the James Beard Foundation, to bring together women in the food and beverage industry for collaborative action and support. Let’s Talk Womxn-Atlanta is an extension of the “Let’s Talk,” national collaboration.

The Let’s Talk Womxn-Atlanta four-course menu was curated by Chef Deborah VanTrece of VanTrece Hospitality Group, Chef Jennifer Hill-Booker of Your Resident Gourmet, Chef Tamie Cook of Tamie Cook Culinary Productions, and Chef Che Houston of ChéRené Macarons, with wine and cocktails from Sarah Pierre of Three Parks Wine Shop and Rosa Thurnher of El Ponce.

The four course menu was expertly paired with wines from Sarah Pierre that are either woman owned or woman made, as well as cocktails including a “Mexican 75” or signature mocktail from Rosa Thurnher.

The meal started with a passed hors d’oeuvre from Rosa Thurnher, featuring Volovones filled with choriqueso or salsa sauteed Ellijay Mushrooms.

The first course from Chef Deborah VanTrece was a Caesar Salad with Fried Artichokes and Shishito Peppers, Shaved Parmigiana, Lemon Garlic Croutons and Classic Caesar Dressing.

The second course from Chef Tamie Cook was Vichyssoise Soup, a chilled potato and leak soup.

The main course from Chef Jennifer Hill-Booker was Roasted Branzino accompanied by Fennel Tomato Chutney, Herb Fregola, and Butter Poached Asparagus.

The dessert course from Chef Che Houston featured assorted Macarons, including Roasted Butter Pecan, Sea Salted Caramel, and Chocolate Ganache.


Let’s Talk Womxn-Atlanta offers collaborative tasting menus and events throughout the year, creating amazing experiences for our communities to enjoy and support women owned businesses, and expand awareness and opportunities for women owners in Atlanta and beyond. For more information, visit Let’s Talk Womxn-Atlanta.

This article was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on social media @Ntellectual.

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