All posts in June 2012

  • Menu for Southern Fried Pop Tart – Sat June 30

    When coming up with a theme for this dinner menu, I just couldn’t stop thinking back to my roots. Watching my grandmother stitch and knit, eating more fried chicken and fresh made corn bread than any human should ever consume… it all reminded me of family reunions and gatherings in the deep country, one horse towns of East Texas – the slaw, the gumbo, the cobbler,  the pecan pie, the sweet tea, the corn everything, and the fried EVERYTHING. (And why did they always take place in cemeteries??)  
    So anyway – getting back to my roots, Southern Fried it would be!!!
    Please join us Saturday June 30th for a “southern bell gone glam” event! Reservations are required, and it will fill up, so don’t hesitate!
    SOUTHERN FRIED POP TART MENU – Saturday June 30th, 6pm
     1st Course – Fried Green Tomato with Remoulade Sauce, Jalapeno Hush Puppy with a Texas BBQ Sauce,  Fresh Summer Slaw.
     2nd Course – Watermelon and Toasted Pecan Salad
     Main Course – Cajun Jambalaya Topped with Garlic Aoli. Served with Creamed Kale and Okra 2 ways: Pickled and Fried
    Dessert – Spiced Peach Cobbler, Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream. Topped in a Maple Bourbon Caramel Reduction
    All items are meat and animal product free (vegan). Menu subject to change.
    Reserve now! Email castlegourmet [at]



    We’re at it again!
    Saturday, June 30th, Castle Gourmet Dining presents SOUTHERN FRIED POP TART. Chef Anne Lee returns to her East Texan roots and is cooking up a southern inspired vegan dinner at Pop tART Gallery. This event coincides with the gallery’s currently running group show “Home is Where the Needle Marks” by Ellen Schinderman.
    Our dinners at Pop Tart Gallery have been filling up FAST, so don’t hesitate! Email us at castlegourmet [at] to request a reservation.