Chef Craig Deihl Shares His Vision Of Charleston Cuisine With The Plugra Gourmet Club

Mar 21, 2013, 13:19 ET from Plugra European-Style Butter

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plugrá® European-Style Butter is launching the second year of the Plugrá Gourmet Club with Chef Craig Deihl, executive chef at Cypress in Charleston, South Carolina. Chef Deihl is known for his rich interpretation of southern cuisine and his love of food that stems from his upbringing in a quintessential American household. The Chef Deihl-created menu showcases recipes, tips and cultural insights for a truly Low Country Eclectic dinner.


In partnership with SAVEUR Magazine, Plugrá European-Style Butter has enlisted Plugrá-loving chefs from around the country to bring their signature styles and recipes to culinary enthusiasts. Chef Deihl's menu and tips, combined with the drink pairing suggestions from wine director, Bill Netherland, create the perfect Low Country Eclectic menu.

As one of the most popular dining scenes in the country, Charleston fits naturally with the Plugrá Gourmet Club. "In the Cypress menu, I've utilized as many fresh ingredients as I can," said Chef Deihl. "We select the oysters straight from the docks and know our butcher very well, so we get the best." From the Oysters with Ginger Soy Butter to the NY Strip in a Beef Butter Sauce, Plugrá Butter is incorporated into every course.

Every other month, Plugrá will feature a new chef and a new cuisine. By providing the menu, demonstration videos, and ambiance and décor tips, Plugrá Gourmet Club makes it easy for food enthusiasts to join together, gain knowledge and celebrate their passion for food. Home chefs can learn from professionals how Plugrá Butter creates less moisture content and a creamier texture leading to fluffier cakes, flakier pastries, creamy sauces, rich risottos, and extraordinary flavored butters and sautés.

New in 2013, you can access the Plugrá Gourmet Club through a new Facebook app on the Plugrá Facebook page, as well as through The new app also offers additional tools to help plan your next Gourmet Club dinner party, from invitation design to dish assignments. 

With each feature, a Club of the Month is recognized based on entries. The winning group is selected by a panel of editors at SAVEUR and awarded $500 toward their next dinner party. 

About Plugrá® European-Style Butter
Plugrá Butter is marketed by the Consumer Brands division of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. Plugrá is the official butter of the SAVEUR magazine editorial Test Kitchen and The French Pastry School in Chicago, Ill. For more information on the Plugrá, visit or For information, menus and more about Cypress, visit

SAVEUR has been honored with four American Society of Magazine Editors awards and 17 James Beard journalism awards. SAVEUR magazine and are part of the Bonnier Travel & Epicurean Group, a division of Bonnier Corporation. For more information about SAVEUR, visit


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