Chef Richard Petty Pop Up Dinner @ The Rotunda

Chef Richard Petty “Pop Up” Dinner @ The Natural History Museum Rotunda

Chef Richard Petty @ChefRPetty
Chef Richard Petty

Chef Richard Petty, author of the award winning cookbook, Beyond Soul Food, Modern American Heritage Cuisine will helm a “Pop Up” dinner in the rotunda of the Natural History Museum on September 25th at 6:00pm. The appreciation dinner for 60 will be hosted by Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas.

The menu will consist of Chilled Watermelon Soup with House-made Creme Fraiche; Warm Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, Candied Pecans, Sliced Peaches, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, in a Smoked Peach Vinaigrette;BBQBraisedShort Ribswith Creamy Yellow Grits,Micro Greens,and BraisingJus. The Vegetarian Option willinclude:Warm Peach Salad,Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Candied Pecans with a SmokedPeach Vinaigrette;Roasted Portabello Mushroom with Creamy Yellow Grits,Micro Greens and Mushroom Jus. Dessert will be Banana Cream Pie with Creme Anglaise.

A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Richard Petty has developed a straightforward, but distinctive style of New American cooking after creating dishes in some of the most prestigious restaurants on the West Coast including renowned chefs Bradley Ogden and Wolfgang Puck. Chef Petty is the CEO of Okra Restaurant Group/RedYam Southern Grille which provides chef driven, farm to table catering and personal chef services throughout Southern California. For more information please visit and