"Digging for Dugouts" Food & Wine Pairing
Description: Join BUILD Peoria in support of our 2023-24 Project at the Digging for Dugouts Food & Wine Pairing featuring Chef Joshua Lanning and Wine Expert Hugh Higgins!
Location: The Table Peoria, 8305 N Allen Rd Ste 2, Peoria, IL 61615
Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 5:30PM
Purpose: Event proceeds will benefit our 2023-24 BUILD:
Dugout and Scoreboard upgrades at The Christian Center
Chef Joshua Lanning
To Joshua Lanning, cooking with fire at its best is not merely an expression of primal heat, intoxicating wood smoke, and juicy unctuousness. It is also the embodiment of heart, soul, and boundless family love.
It is the true touchstone for Joshua, whose formidable career has included time at legendary Noma in Copenhagen; sous chef at Michelin three-starred SingleThread in Healdsburg, California; and culinary director for Chef Sean Brock in Nashville.
With a dream now to impact the culinary and social scene in his hometown of Peoria, Joshua is not merely trading haute tweezers for well-worn tongs. Rather, he is answering his calling, and arguably, his destiny.
Wine Expert Hugh Higgins
Before realizing his dream to own his own restaurant in 2013, Hugh Higgins worked extensively in both the restaurant and wine & spirits industries. At his restaurant, Hearth, Hugh can often be found welcoming guests and describing in detail the Peoria Heights staple's delicious food, wine, and whiskey offerings.
His passion and knowledge for food and drink, especially when paired to complement one another, shines through to Hearth's patrons, as well as, when he offers his expert nose and pallet for wine tastings at special events around Central Illinois.