Counting House Restaurant and Executive Chef Josh Munchel to Host Ashley Christensen Dinner and Book Signing

This Thursday, September 22 at 7pm, 21 C  Museum Hotel and Counting House restaurant Chef Josh Munchel, will host a dinner and book signing in celebration of the release of Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner, a cookbook by chef Ashley Christensen.


James Beard winner Ashley Christensen began her dining and beverage legacy with Poole’s Diner and continues to lead the Raleigh dining scene with Chucks, Beasley’s, Death and Taxes, Joule, Fox’s Liquor Bar and Bridge Club, all part of the AC Restaurant Group.

Christensen’s recipes in “Poole’s” honor the traditions of Southern cuisine, while elevating simple sides with complex vinaigrettes and giving vegetables center stage. Munchel’s menu reflects these influences, but with a Counting House spin. The menu includes unique dishes such as the four “shared” menu items of elevated “comfort food”: Tahini-Roasted Whole Fish, Barley and Beans, Roasted Potatoes and Greens.

Ashley Christensen
Ashley Christensen

Ashley welcomed us to the community from the start and we are honored to celebrate this amazing accomplishment with her and her team. When putting together the menu, she asked us not to cook directly from the book, but how the book made us want to cook,” said executive chef Josh Munchel.

Josh Munchel

Price for the dinner is $95 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes dinner, welcome cocktail, counter snacks and a copy of the book. Wine pairings are available for an additional $20 per person.

Seating is limited.

Reservations can be made by calling 919.956.6760

What: Ashley Christensen Book Signing

When: Thursday, September 22, 7:00pm

Where: Counting House, 111 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

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