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Shrimp dinner on Aug. 24 at Durham’s Piedmont restaurant

Shrimp and grits will be served as part of seven-course dinner at Piedmont on Aug. 24.
Shrimp and grits will be served as part of seven-course dinner at Piedmont on Aug. 24. Courtesy of Piedmont.

Chef John May of Piedmont restaurant in Durham and chef Jay Pierce of The Marshall Free House in Greensboro are collaborating on a seven-course shrimp dinner on Aug. 24.

Pierce is the author of “Shrimp,” a Savor the South cookbook from UNC Press. Locals Seafood will provide the shrimp from the coast of North Carolina.

Inez Ribustello of On the Square restaurant and Tarboro Brewing Co. in Tarboro will join the dinner, and has selected a beer pairing with each course. The dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m., costs $65 or $85 with beer pairings. Contact 919-683-1213 for reservations.

The menu is:

▪ Shrimp ceviche, watermelon, charred leeks and sorghum.

▪ Pickled shrimp, corn soup and poblano oil paired with Tarboro Brewing Co. Nana’s Roof Belgian Pale Ale.

▪ Shrimp mousse, green goddess and summer vegetables.

▪ Rice-crusted shrimp with boiled peanut nuoc cham paired with Tarboro Brewing Co. Town Common English-Style Ale.

▪ Shrimp and grits paired with Tarboro Brewing Co. First Ryed India Pale Ale.

▪ Frogmore stew with aioli, smoked potatoes and barbecue corn paired with Tarboro Brewing Co. Downtown Abbaye Belgian Dubbel.

▪ Buttermilk pound cake with blackberries and basil.

The restaurant is at 401 Foster St., Durham.

Info: piedmontrestaurant.com

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