Tom Gray and Kevin Sbraga to Host Collaboration DinnerAugust 7, 2015 0 comments Print Article
August 7, 2015 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Celebrated chefs Tom Gray and Kevin Sbraga have joined forces to offer Jacksonville diners a unique opportunity to sample their fare in an intimate and collaborative environment. Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails will host a collaboration dinner on August 29, 2015, with seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Rendering of the interior of the new Sbraga Restaurant at Unity Plaza
Chef Kevin Sbraga
Chef Tom Gray
Chefs Tom Gray and Kevin Sbraga to Host Collaboration Dinner on August 29
Two seatings will be offered at Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails in Jacksonville
Tickets cost $99 per person (including tax and gratuity) and include three family-style courses (both chefs will contribute a dish to each course) and four cocktails. Tickets are available at moxiefl.ticketleap.com.
The menu for this collaboration dinner will include the following items:
Cheddar Biscuits + BBQ Butter | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Kale Salad with Benne + Blue Cheese | Sbraga & Company
Falafel with Pimento Yogurt | Sbraga & Company
Heirloom Tomato + Ricotta Tart | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Dry Aged Beef with Smoked Onion + Carrots & Pesto | Sbraga & Company
Wood-Fired Local Fish with BBQ Glaze | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
On the Side:
Dirty Rice + Braised Mustard Green | Sbraga & Company
Potatoes with Buttermilk & Bacon | Sbraga & Company
Summer Squash + Chimichurri | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Fairytale Eggplant + Charred Tomato | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Peanut Butter Banana Pudding | Sbraga & Company
Mississippi Mud Milkshake + Toasted Marshmallow | Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
Gray, the owner and executive chef of Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails, is a two-time “Best Chef: South” nominee for the James Beard Award (2009 and 2010). Sbraga is the owner and executive chef of Sbraga Dining, a Philadelphia-based restaurant group that comprises Sbraga, The Fat Ham, and Sbraga & Company (opening this fall in Jacksonville). As the host chef, Gray expressed excitement for Sbraga’s arrival in the Northeast Florida culinary community.
"Part of what grows a city is having a rich and diverse culinary scene, and Kevin Sbraga certainly brings another layer of culinary talent to Jacksonville,” said Gray. “I invited Kevin to do this dinner together so that I could personally welcome him and the Sbraga & Company team to our city and culinary community. It has been a true pleasure getting to know him after admiring his work and following his career over the years. My team and I look forward to collaborating and cooking with him in our kitchen for this unique event."
Sbraga echoed Gray’s enthusiasm for this delicious partnership opportunity.
"Not only am I excited to join Tom Gray and the team at Moxie on this evening, but I am thrilled to join the Jacksonville culinary community,” said Sbraga. “Tom embodies the hospitality that the city of Jacksonville understands, which is really what drew me to open a restaurant there. The Sbraga & Company team and I look forward to offering a preview of our menu and producing an unforgettable evening of food and beverage with Tom and his team."
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails is located at 4972 Big Island Drive in Jacksonville, Fla.
About Sbraga Dining:
Our family of restaurants was founded with a simple goal in mind - create an unforgettable dining experience for every guest that walks through our doors. With a team of professionals deeply rooted in genuine service, we strive to instill a sense of adventure in our restaurants with reimagined cuisine, transformative environments, and elevated hospitality. Learn more at www.sbragadining.com.
About Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails:
Serving American flavors from coast-to-coast, Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails debuted at the Markets at Town Center in Jacksonville, Fla., in November 2013. Owner/Chef Tom Gray helms the kitchen and oversees the restaurant’s “full-circle approach” to dining, design and more. The restaurant is committed to sustainable sourcing by working with local producers and craft artisans. For more information visit www.moxiefl.com.