Les Marmitons of Atlanta is a culinary enthusiast club with a mission to create camaraderie through their monthly events, which take place in local professional kitchens. Our very own, Chef Vagn, is part of the club and invited the group to Proof of the Pudding to work with our POPstar culinary team. 

Our POPstar chefs carefully curated menus and recipes in four distinct stations complete with four courses, seasonal ingredients and perfectly matched wine. Each lead chef from POP worked with a team comprised of Les Marmitons members. It was truly an event and dining experience to remember!

Take a look at the menus and photos from this evening:

Menu 1

  • Pan Seared Scallops
  • Cracked Corn
  • Citrus Beurre Blanc
  • Wine: 2020 Olema Chardonnay

Lead by: David Stasiulis – Executive Chef Zoo Atlanta (Team 1)


Menu 2

  • Jumbo Lump Fritter: Soft shell crab, micro celery, Fresno aioli, lemon zest
  • Spicy Duck Breast: Brown sugar crust, fingerling hash, burnt shallot jus, micro herb salad, jalapeno zhug
  • Wine: 2021 Chateau De Fabregues

Lead by: Matt Finely – Executive Chef Georgia International Convention Center (Team 2)


Menu 3

  • Tenderloin Carpaccio and Prawns: Surf and turf with shaved asparagus seaweed salad, ginger miso vinaigrette
  • Chicken Pot Pie: Velouté/savoy spinach, fava beans, sweet pea tendrils, puff pastry crouton
  • Wine: 2021 Koskil Pinot Noir

Lead by: Charles Haughton – Executive Production Sous Chef (Team 3)

Toastmaster: Chef Vagn Nielsen – Founding and Executive Chef Proof of the Pudding 


Menu 4

  • Low Country Shrimp and Grits: With heirloom tomato herb gravy
  • Spring Wedge Salad: With green goddess dressing
  • Strawberry Shortcake Brulee: Local strawberries and citrus Chantilly
  • Wine – Nostrum 2020 Catarratto

Lead by: Howard Garnel – Executive Chef Gas South Convention Center and Arena

by Dina Biondo in Event