Thursday, September 11, 2008

Apple Family Farms Slow Food Farm-to-Table Dinner

I hear there are still a few spots open for this weekend's Farm to Table Dinner at Apple Family Farm in McCordsville, just east of Indy. Chefs include Regina Mehallick (RBistro), Greg Hardesty (nee-Elements), Chris Eley (Goose, The Market), Aaron Butts (Joseph Decuis), and Amanda Taylor (Ivy Tech). Farm tour starts at 4:00 p.m. with dinner at 5:00 p.m. And what a menu it is!

Aaron Butts: Crispy Gunthorp Farm pork belly, kim chi pancake, white miso caramel, and kumquat

Regina Mehallick: Chilled heirloom tomato soup with fromage blanc and Indiana caviar

Greg Hardesty: Spanish tortilla featuring local free range eggs with smokey Indiana sweet corn salsa

Chris Eley: Roasted lamb stuffed with lamb, blackberry-persimmon gastrique, fennel pesto, sweet potato, chestnut honey, preserved lemon, Beluga lentils, Swiss chard, country ham, ricotta cheese, celeriac, gala apples, sweet onion, and smoked almonds

Amanda Taylor: Jonathon apple cake with spiced apple chutney, rum crème anglaise sauce.

Mass Ave Wine Shoppe will sell wine at a "nominal cost" (not sure what that is) with that revenue donated to Slow Foods. Proceeds from all these dinners go to help the Terra Madre delegation on their way. Tickets are $65 per person and available online.

1 comment:

David said...

The dinner at the Apple Farm was wonderful despite the dramatic weather. Big thanks to the chefs that were able to pull it off perfectly under the exciting conditions, and to the Apple Family for their wonderful hospitality. The only downside to the entire evening was the severe underestimation of wine demand. The selections ran out before the first course was even consumed. Very sad since there were very tempting pairings on the menu, and wines that we did wish to try. So, it was water only with the meal from that point on.