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Wine Dinner at Lulu’s on November 17 and 18

Oct 21, 2015 02:00AM
Chef Brian and Melanie Grimley from Lulu’s at The Thompson House will be hosting a very special Wine Dinner on November 17 and 18, in honor of Chef Paul Prudhomme, who passed away on October 8. Prudhomme was an American celebrity chef whose specialties were Creole and Cajun cuisines; he was credited with popularizing the cuisines, as well. He was the chef proprietor of K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans, and had previously owned and run several other restaurants. He developed several culinary products, including hot sauce and seasoning mixes, and wrote a number of cookbooks.

Brian John Grimley was born in the west country of England and moved to America 25 years ago. He is a self taught chef. His influences exhibit a southern bias with his love of the cuisine of New Orleans and Charleston. Brian and his wife Melanie recently moved to Fernandina Beach and opened LuLu's . They used to live in the Victorian town of Colonial Beach, Virginia where they owned and operated a full service restaurant. They were looking to downsize so they could get back to the personnel touches of a smaller restaurant. They invite you to come and enjoy their hospitality and let Brian cook up one of his many specialty dishes for you.

Prudhomme has inspired Chef Brian to get back to his New Orleans cooking roots, where it all started for him, and Lulu’s Wine Dinner will be a celebrations of all things “N’Awlins!” The cost is $65 per person, which includes a wine pairing for each of five courses, beginning at 6 p.m. Make reservations for this special event by calling (904) 432-8394.