Time to celebrate spring greens and spring lamb
By CURTIS VREELAND
Slow Food Harrisburg is hosting its Meet the Producers Slow Supper, Spring Tonic, celebrating the birth of the year. This dinner will be a cuisine du marché — market cooking — selecting the freshest local greens available the day of the dinner and pairing with locally raised natural lamb.
This Slow Supper will feature products from Creekside Nursery (Marysville), Lancaster Farm Fresh Organic Cooperative (Lancaster County) and Blue Rooster Farm (East Waterford), and give you a chance to talk to the farmers involved.
The dinner is a collaboration of guest chef Drew Wandishin, the PA Preferred Best Chef of Pennsylvania, and two chef educators from the culinary program at HACC, Michael Finch and Jim Switzenberg.
It is scheduled for …
Friday night, May 2 at 6:30.
The dinner will include wines selected to complement each course.
Producer Reception — Meet the farmers and taste the wonders of spring awakening: butlered amuse-bouche of asparagus pesto, heirloom radish kabobs, chipotle chévre-stuffed cremini, lamb wonton cups and more, based upon the local harvest.
Appetizer — Mixed field greens drizzled with Champagne berry vinaigrette, accented with balsamic-infused strawberries, topped with brioche croutons, crowned with panko-coated honey pecan chevre and candied pecans. Selection of artisan breads with extra virgin olive oil.
Main Plat — Herb-crusted trio of lamb, served with a wedge of polenta and tower of spring vegetables
Dessert — Maple rhubarb tart with vanilla bean ice cream.
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ (then search events for Slow Food Harrisburg) or 800-838-3006 (the 24/7 ticket hotline).
Seating is limited; deadline for reservations is Friday April 18, 2008