Monday, May 18, 2009

Farm-to-Table, A Dinner in the Vineyard

Sorry, but we're sold out of tickets!

Slow Food Katy Trail invites you to its first Farm-to-Table, A Dinner in the Vineyard.

This June 14 feast-–at 4 p.m. in Les Bourgeois Vineyards–will celebrate local farmers and the food they produce. Come dine with Slow Food members, friends, farmers and cooks as we toast the beginning of summer and the bounty of local food we all love.

Les Bourgeois is graciously hosting our celebration in its vineyards south of I-70 and providing all the wine. A charming tobacco barn set among 22 acres of Chardonel, Vignoles and Vidal will provide the backdrop for mid-Missouri's four most talented chefs to work their magic.

Cooking together for the first time will be: Craig Cyr of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, Mike Odette of Sycamore, Ben Clay of Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro and Brook Harlan of the Columbia Area Career Center Culinary Arts program.

These four wonderful cooks are donating all their time and efforts for this feast and are so excited about doing so! Wait until you see the menu, and you'll know how hard they've worked to contact local farmers to procure products and devise delicious ways to use them. Of course, we wouldn’t think of having a feast without beautiful music. John G. Stewart will contribute his talents on jazz guitar.

All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Katy Trail's Slow Food-in-Schools projects. Even though we don't tout these important projects nearly often enough (we're too busy actually getting them done!), we do want you to know the great things we are doing with schoolchildren to raise their local-food awareness. Please see our blog below to get a taste of all we've accomplished during the last year with Lee Elementary School third graders.

Other details about the dinner:

Cost per person is $75

Slow Food members received the first opportunity to purchase the very limited number of tickets (only 65 will be sold). Just a few days ago we opened ticket sales to the public. Sales will be made only through the Brown Paper Tickets Website:

2 p.m.–Tour of the winemaking facility at Les Bourgeois (optional)
3 p.m.–Vineyard tour (optional)
4 p.m. –Dinner

Please see the menu below.

Meet the Farmers at the Table
Pate, chorizo, andouille, pickled vegetables, nuts and bread
Chefs' handcrafted meats and vegetables
Missouri nut growers
Uprise Bakery

An Inspired Beginning
Trout ceviche
Troutdale Farms

Family-style Platters
Marinated and herb-roasted pork and lamb
Newman Farm heritage Berkshire pork
Susie's Grass Fed Meats lamb

Swingin' Alongside the Main
Sweet peas and potatoes
The Root Cellar

All the Lovely Lettuces
Seasonal mixed greens with Les Bourgeois wine vinaigrette
The Root Cellar

The Pride and Joy of Happy Goats
A variety of cheeses
Goatsbeard Farm

Gilding the Goats' Lilies
Rhubarb-cherry chutney and seasonal compote

Dessert Trio
Chocolate tart with crème anglaise
Crème caramel
Macerated fresh fruits
Patric Chocolate
Greystone Farm eggs

An assortment of Les Bourgeois wines will complement all the courses

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Does anyone have a ticket they need to part with? I would be so happy to buy it from you.