There are a ‘host’ of reasons, but mostly for the fellowship amongst friends, my passion for meeting new people and for creating an environment for my guests where they feel tended to, cared for and loved! It’s THAT simple.
My father adored fine dining and with my background in theatre, hosting events complete with luscious food and great wines, is a natural fit. Add to that the opportunity for dancing and I’m in absolute heaven. I’m thankful to boast a team that knows how to tend to the details, who love to pamper our guests, have a savvy for colors and design and who smile a LOT!
We have a guest chef this month, Chef John Huff. Below is his resume and beyond that, our menu with wines for next Friday. Please RSVP by next Tuesday at 4pm. I promise a GREAT time….perhaps an ‘adventure’ and look SO forward to you being with me and with all of us at Carl House! Warmly, BB WebbP.S. I’ll be giving away a piece of my new BB Brand Jewelry to one of our lucky wine dinner participants. Please, join us!
- For Chef John Huff, using local resources of a region to inspire what he creates is his driving force. A Winder native, Huff didn’t find his way into the kitchen until graduating from Furman University with a B.S. degree in Health and Exercise Science. While managing a kitchen supply store in Greenville, SC, he began assisting local chefs and stumbled upon his passion. His eagerness and desire to learn found him attending Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Charlotte. Within 9 months, Huff had obtained an associates degree in Culinary Arts. From Charlotte, Huff headed south to Charleston, SC where he began working at the Charleston Grill under renowned chef Bob Waggoner. In 2007, Huff joined the Woodlands Inn, South Carolina’s only 5-star, 5-diamond restaurant, where he worked his way up from line-cook to sous chef. In 2009, Huff’s desire to own his own restaurant brought him back to Barrow County.
After working at the Georgia Club as sous chef for two years, Huff and his wife Lydia opened the Spitfire Restaurant in early 2011. The casual atmosphere and his laid back attitude allows Huff to meet new people and share stories while cooking great food. Located at the Barrow County Airport, the Spitfire is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and supper and Sunday’s for lunch.
First CourseConcannon Pinot Noir Crispy Pork Belly with Corn Milk Red Mule Polenta and Braised Greens
Main CourseUppercut Cabernet Sauvignon Cranberry Marinated Flat Iron Steak, Short Rib Potato Gratin, Roasted Cipollini Onions and Chimichurri Sauce
DessertMichele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato D’Asti Wild Flower Honey Panna Cotta with Trio of Peaches