Fine Steaks & Small Plates @ Cigar City Club.

Few years ago I met Julius Bolton, who asked me to cook birthday dinner for his wife Olga. The dinner got such rave reviews that over next years I have been back in their house as their private chef cooking for different family occasions. One of these nights Julius shared with me his vision of a cigar lounge he was planning to open in Atlanta one day. Premier location, fine cigars, plush seating, live music, fine liquors and top of the line menu. “I would like you to be part of the team” – he said, to which my answer was “Without a doubt”. One year later Cigar City Club opens its doors as Atlanta’s best cigar lounge that also happens to have best steaks in town!!menu/c5hf
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Olga and Julius for the opportunity and congratulate them on accomplishing their dream.

Chef Hopeton St Clair Hibbert Jr.

A finishing touch.

A finishing touch.

Cook Books.

Menu Design


This is an old book my mom and I found at Accapella Books in Atlanta. Basically a visual display of old menus from restaurants to airliners. Great coffee table book. Good luck finding it though.



Cook Books!

Wagamama Cookbook

Wagamama is a very cool and smart restaurant that was ahead of its time in 1999 when I visited it, I can only imagine where they are today. If you ever have the opportunity to dine there, do so! This cookbook touches on a few of their great Asian tastes with recipes easy to read and execute. Your gonna need to step up your asian ingredients in your pantry for this one.

Serenade Supper Club #3

Come join us at Serenade Supper Club on May 10th.
Photo by Karen E Wink,


This month’s featured artist is Rachel Rachal. We all were blown away by last month’s artist and you can expect the same in May. Rachel is going to continue on the momentum we have going.

Our 4-course meal, created and prepared by Chef Hopeton Hibbert, for the evening is:

Course 1
Marinated cucumber with lightly pickled shrimp and tomato
Course 2
Chilled white grape and almond soup with cumin spiced chicken
Course 3
Duck & ricotta salada crepinette with watercress apricot broth
Course 4
Vanilla & cardamom Goat cheese cake with berry compote

Serenade Supper Club #2

Come join us at Serenade Supper Club #7 Saturday August 1st 2015.
Photo by Karen E Wink,

Serenade Supper Club sign up!

For SSC #2 we featured artist Alexandra Jackson. She is a singer, songwriter, musician, and arranger. Her style is a great blend of jazz, soul, and funk. We chose Alexandra because she is a great talent who delivered a soulful jazz sound to that edition.

Our menu for the night,created and prepared by Chef Hopeton Hibbert, is:

Course 1
Grilled eggplant with spicy Italian sausage and mozzarella.
Course 2
Red Caesar salad with pesto croutons and blackened crab.
Course 3
Jerked fish with curried cauliflower, potato and spinach.
Course 4
Rum pound cake with plantain buttercream icing.