In a notorious scene in the movie “The Bodyguard“–see more in the “Shows” tab in this post–Frank Farmer, in a late-night kitchen scene, was eating a peach. While most of the film takes place in Los Angeles, this particular scene was filmed at and is set in the luxurious Fontainebleau on Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida. Florida isn’t known for peach growing, so one could assume that the peach Frank Farmer was eating came from Georgia–however, Georgia did not become officially known as “The Peach State” until three years after the film hit the big screen.
If you’re planning a local, Southern menu for your special event at the Fox Theatre, peaches should definitely be on the menu! Although California and South Carolina produce more peaches than Georgia, Georgia-grown peaches are recognized for their superior flavor, texture, appearance and nutritious qualities. Go, Georgia!
Here are a few “peachy” dishes that you might offer your guests at your next special event:
- Peachtree Street Bellini, a Fox-exclusive
- Buttermilk Fried Shrimp with peach-infused ketchup
- Atlantic Coast Antipasti, with pickled peaches (pictured)
- Herb Roasted Salmon topped with peach-mango salsa
- Peach Cobbler
If you love peaches, those will get your menu-planning off to a blissful start. Ask you Catering Consultant for more ideas for a menu…that’s just peachy!
And if you’re wondering why I mention “The Bodyguard” and peaches together, “The Bodyguard: The Musical” is coming to the Fox Theatre Tuesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 2, 2017. Get your tickets here!