Though farm-to-table may be running out of recycled bio-fuel on its bumpy ride down the road of food fads, great farmers and their farms are still as vital to the city’s top restaurants as the chefs running their kitchens.
This crucial crop-and-kitchen connection will be on display Sunday, August 25 when James Beard Award-winner Jeff Michaud and his staff welcome some of the venerable farmers to Osteria for a special, one-night-only Dinner with the Farmers.
The evening brings farmer to the stars Ian Brendle and his father, Glenn, from Lancaster County’s Green Meadow Farm to North Broad Street for one night to eat, drink and share stories with guests about life on the farm, and how their sustainable approach to agriculture relates to what’s served at many of the city’s restaurants.
Paul “the Pig Farmer” and Ember Crivellaro, the husband and wife behind Berks County’s Country Time Farm will also be on hand to talk about their mission to humanely raise pigs on an organic farm.
There’s no guarantee, but chances are good that Hell’s Kitchen finalist Chef Barbie Marshall, who is married to the younger Brendle, will be there, too.
The dinner itself will feature four-courses prepared with vegetables, meat and dairy sourced from both farms, and wines slected for each course by Osteria’s sommeliers.
The cost is $125 per person, which includes dinner, wine, tax and gratuity.
Reservations are available online, but act fast before this seasonal supper is sold out.
Dinner with the Farmers
When: Sunday, August 25, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Where: Osteria, 640 North Broad Street
More info: www.osteriaphilly.com