Jeremiah Langhorne Cooks at Clifton Inn Garden This Fall

McCrady's chef takes his modern Southern cooking from Charleston to Charlottesville

Charleston chef wunderkind Jeremiah Langhorne will take a trip to his hometown of historic Charlottesville, Va. this fall — to hang out in a garden.

It’s the garden of Clifton Inn, which is hosting a fall showcase series of sorts for exceptionally talented chefs. Langhorne, chef du cuisine at Charleston’s acclaimed McCrady’s restaurant, is first up in the series, and it’s clear why his good friend and Clifton Inn’s executive chef Tucker Yoder invited him to cook. At age 26, Langhorne has already honed his skills at OXO and Noma, and been named one of the “2012 Top Five Rising Chefs in America” by Gayot.

He will return to Charlottesville a much different man than he was when he graduated from high school there and started his career as a pizza delivery boy. After working with James Beard Award-winning chef and fellow Virginian Sean Brock at McCrady’s, Langhorne has developed a unique cooking style focusing on “modern Southern cuisine with indigenous ingredients.”

That translates to seasonal offerings like Dry Aged Duck Breast with Foie Gras Consomé; Rye Gnocchi and Cabbage; and Bloomsbury Cheese with Smoked Raisins, Wheat Crackers and Sherry Honey. 80 people will get to taste this cuisine for themselves at Clifton Inn’s seven course prix-fixe garden dinner. $75 a person or $125 with wine pairings will get you a spot at the long, elegant, communal table on the croquet lawn this fall.

If a trip to Charlottesville sounds good, clear your calendars for September 12, 2012 at 7pm. Check out the website for more details and reservations.