Elegant Eugene: Atlanta's Culinary Star

The roots of Chef Linton Hopkins' upscale Restaurant Eugene, aptly located on Peachtree Road, run deep. Named after his grandfather Eugene Holeman, James Beard award-winning owner Chef Hopkins is a 6th generation Atlantan who grew up visiting farms, and learned early on that excellent cooking goes hand in hand with bringing fresh food to the table. Restaurant Eugene's new American cuisine touts a steadfast commitment to sustaining the folks in their own backyard, made only more apparent with the number of farms listed on their website. The highest quality livestock and optimal seasonal produce make the cut for their innovative and fluctuating menu. Diverse dishes include early summer zucchini to Georgia Mountain trout to meats of the most adventurous nature (think sweetbreads and sorghum glazed pork belly).

Marcus joins Chef Hopkins and the talented Eugene team tonight to execute a demo dinner full of amazing food and invigorating talks on Yes, Chef. Make sure to stay tuned for the evening's pictures and updates on Twitter @MarcusCooks.

Photo courtesy of Beall & Thomas Photography