Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar is delighted to host a Piggy Bank Dinner benefitting the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) on Thursday, January 23. Led by chef-partner Joshua Perkins, the evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and continue with an innovative five course meal featuring Muscovy duck and braised Wagyu short rib.

“My team and I are proud to host an event like the Piggy Bank Dinner that not only pays tribute to the southern culinary landscape, but also benefits such a worthy cause. The vision of the Southern Foodways Alliance aligns with our goals at Flight and I am privileged to help further their celebration of southern culture,” says Perkins.

The evening’s menu will include five courses highlighting dishes from both land and sea. Beginning with a Hawaiian big eye tuna carpaccio, the second and third courses will feature Benton’s bacon and poached apple salad and scallop and lobster benedict. Entrees will include Muscovy duck with pumpkin ravioli, brandy jus and cranberry-orange sauce, slow smoked Newman Farms pork shoulder served alongside a sweet garlic tamale tart and topped with a barbecue demi-glace, and braised Wagyu short rib with sweet and sour collard greens and cornbread croutons. A pineapple updside down cake with sour cream cake and topped with rum basted pineapples and tres leches ice cream will end the meal on a sweet note.

Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by calling 901.521.8005. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit the SFA. For more information, please visit www.flightmemphis.com or www.southernfoodways.org.