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July 25, 2022

Photos: L’Ostrica’s Plated Pop-UP dinner

The home delivery/catering company highlighted local flavors

On Friday, we hosted our first Plated Pop-UP, presented by Coca-Cola. Guests joined us at Whitehead Manor for a coursed meal by L’Ostrica, a home delivery and private event business led by Cat Carter and Eric Ferguson. The dinner brought delicious pasta, seasonal bounty, and more paired with wine. We’ll host two more Plated Pop-UP dinners in the coming weeks; join us with Patrick’s Gourmet on Aug. 25 and Jimmy Pearls on Sept. 20.

Thank you to Coca-Cola, National Restaurant Properties, and Brasstown Beef for helping us make this event a success! See L’Ostrica’s stellar service in the photos below.

Guests enjoy a welcome bite of chilled lobster paired with kimchi water on the patio at Whitehead Manor before dinner. TM Petaccia/UP

A welcome bite featured chilled lobster salad with pickled celtuce, Korean black sesame, Anson Mills benne, and olive oil. TM Petaccia/UP

Among the guests were several local restaurant industry professionals, including Alyssa and Andrew Wilen (right) of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, pictured with UP’s Jon Wile. TM Petaccia/UP

The smoked heirloom tomato — topped with kombu-cured cucumber, creamy shallot vin, and fresh herbs — surprised guests with its complexity. TM Petaccia/UP

Cat Carter, co-owner of L’Ostrica, explains the dishes as they are served to guests. TM Petaccia/UP


The eggplant cappelletti drew near silence as guests savored the fan-favorite local sweet pepper romesco. The pasta was stuffed with local eggplant, Parmesan, garlic, and herbs. TM Petaccia/UP

Guests enjoyed a four-course meal paired with wine at Whitehead Manor. TM Petaccia/UP

Guests enjoy their main courses paired with a Super Tuscan wine. TM Petaccia/UP

The meat course featured Brasstown Beef tri-tip, with salt roasted carrot, turnip purée, and sunchoke miso demi-glace. TM Petaccia/UP

Owners Cat Carter (left) and Eric Ferguson plate the main course at Whitehead Manor. Jon Wile/UP

Dessert featured zabaglione, a loose Italian custard, and seasonal fruits topped with crumbled cake, paired with an Aha Raspberry Acai spritzer. TM Petaccia/UP

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