Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

The People's Supper at FUMCOG

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Join us for The People’s Supper, a community dinner and panel in solidarity with two families living in sanctuary at First United Methodist Church of Germantown (FUMCOG). March 26th at 6:30pm. RSVP at bit.ly/PeoplesSupper To celebrate the strength and resilience of these families, shine a light on injustices in our immigration system, and bolster support for the families’ campaign, local professional chefs and event industry professionals will provide a delicious family-style meal. Ben Miller of South Philly Barbacoa will host the panel with Clive and Oneita Thompson from Jamaica and Suyapa Reyes from Honduras. Both families are currently living in sanctuary at FUMCOG to resist deportation. The families’ lawyer, David Bennion of Free Migration Project, and the church’s pastor, Bob Coombe, will speak on the panel to contextualize their cases within the current U.S. immigration climate. Ashtin Berry, New Orleans bartender and advocate for a more healthy and equitable hospitality industry, will open up the event with her remarks and be the evening’s emcee. Learn about the families’ stories here bit.ly/InquirerThompsons & bit.ly/LocalReyes. RSVP at bit.ly/PeoplesSupper

Guests can expect cooking from chefs Cristina Martinez, Kurt Evans, Valerie and Leigh Erwin, Ange Branca, Aliza Green, Damon Menapace, Jezabel Carega, Omar Tate, Katie Briggs, Jhonny Rincon, Royer Smith, Mani Thillai, Zach Sklarsky, Epifani Ortiz, and Ana Caballero.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Eclectik Domestic Collective: Dinner at 1149 Cooperative

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Join the Eclectik Domestic Collective next Thursday March 21st from 6-9PM 1149 Cooperative! Food Everyone Deserves, Zach Sklarsky & Braden Biel and I will be serving up a 5-course-meal of spring’s bounty for your enjoyment. We will also be featuring members of the community to engage us in conversations in environmental conservation. #celebrationoflight #radicalfood #eclectikdomestic

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Feb
14
to Feb 16

Valentines Dinner Series

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Bridgeton House on the Delaware is pleased to continue their Chef’s Tasting Menu. Chef Karen Bean and Chef Katie Briggs of Eclectik Domestic will be returning to prepare a market driven chef’s tasting menu for Valentine’s Day and President’s Weekend.

The chefs will be offering a 3 or 5-course menu served fireside in the dining room at Bridgeton House on the Delaware.

The 3-course menu will include a salad, entree and dessert. The 5-course menu will include an appetizer and a selection of local cheeses hand selected by Chef Katie, a wonderful ending to this artfully prepared meal. The 5-course tasting menu is the chef’s recommendation.

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Chefs Katie and Karen have been cooking together at Bridgeton House for the last five years and these two roving chefs feel most at home behind the stove together. Katie’s vegetable-driven cuisine (influenced by her time in California) is grounded by Karen’s repertoire of old world classics. Though they are from different generations, their love for classic cuisine unites them and offers a truly one of a kind culinary experience.

Please join us.

Reservations are required – please call the inn directly to make reservations 610-982-5856 and alert us to any dietary restrictions.

Chef Bios:

Chef Karen Bean is a seasoned chef who has been preparing breakfast, baked goods and private dining packages at the Bridgeton House for the past 10 years. Prior to her tenure at Bridgeton House she offered up her culinary talents as the executive chef at the Golden Pheasant as well as several fine dining establishments in Florida and Costa Rica. Karen has also worked as a private chef to local residents and catered many parties and events in her 50 years behind the stove.

Chef Katie Briggs of Eclectik Domestic has traveled far and wide offering up her culinary talents. Katie’s early love for food was learned from her parents at Bridgeton House. She later received a Bachelors of Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia and was selected to affirm her culinary talents at Bolete Restaurant through the James Beard ‘Women in Culinary Leadership’ Program. Her resume boasts whole-animal butchering, hosting culinary events and pop-ups from California to Maine, (as well as abroad in France and Germany) and several years touring with the acclaimed culinary circus “Outstanding in the Field” to nearly all 50 states.

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The Fourth Annual Peace Tree Farm Dinner
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Fourth Annual Peace Tree Farm Dinner

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Bask in the warmth of the greenhouses at Peace Tree Farm for our fourth annual farm dinner!

This year, our dinner will benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue of Bucks County. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue aims to increase access to donated fresh produce and other healthy foods to area hunger-relief sites that serve the at-risk, food-insecure population by providing local farmers and food producers with free, effective delivery and distribution of their surplus.

Tickets to this fundraiser include appetizers, libations, a four-course sit-down dinner highlighting local foods, and tours of the greenhouses of Peace Tree Farm. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rolling Harvest Food Rescue.

Discounted tickets are available for folks who make less than <$30,000/a year, industry, POC, and Friends & Family.

Join us Friday, November 30th, 2018, 7PM.

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Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Wild Heart of Spring: A Feast of Light

Saturday, April 7  - 5:00pm

Come celebrate the changing light with a feast for the senses. For this unique dining experience, I will be preparing a 6-course meal teeming with all the wild abundance of a spring harvest. Served in an intimate, immersive banquet installation set to the narration and music musings of author Nick Jaina, this is sure to be an evening to captivate the hearts, minds, and palates of those who join us to taste the Wild Heart of Spring.

I look forward to celebrating with my California community through food, art, and music at lille æske. After farming in Boulder Creek in 2014, I routinely return to the San Lorenzo Valley to collect my favorite ingredients from the region; where the local landscape and community inspire my cooking style. After completing my 2016 James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership grant, I continued to further my culinary education in Pennsylvania. I have been mentoring with outstanding chefs and most recently finished a local whole animal butchering apprenticeship with Primal Supply Meats in Philadelphia. This will be my third dinner at lille æske. I look forward to serving you at the table!

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The Third Annual Peace Tree Farm Dinner
Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

The Third Annual Peace Tree Farm Dinner

Bask in the warmth of the greenhouses at Peace Tree Farm for our third annual farm dinner!

For the second time, our dinner will benefit The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). PASA is recognized as the largest sustainable farming organization in the country and enables viable farming systems that help provide healthy local food throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. 

Tickets include appetizers, libations, a four-course sit-down dinner highlighting local foods and tours of the greenhouses of Peace Tree Farm.

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The Fourth Annual Beast Feast
Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

The Fourth Annual Beast Feast

I am pleased to announce the fourth annual Beast Feast. Join us Wednesday, December 14th for an evening of food, music, and community at my families Inn, Bridgeton House on the Delaware in my hometown of Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania.

We will be featuring some of our favorite locals including Peace Tree FarmBobolink Dairy + BakehouseCastle Valley MillHomestead Coffee Roasters and Ajiri Tea. We are also happy to welcome Philadelphia's own Heritage Farm and Mycopolitan Mushrooms to the menu. The one and only TJ Kong will also be gracing us with his trio in his much-anticipated return to Upper Black Eddy.

\\Doors at 6, Dinner at 7, Music and Dessert at 8. //

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Nov
6
3:00 PM15:00

Hoedown at Lady Luck Flower Farm

In a beautiful Appalachian cove in Western North Carolina, sits  Lady Luck Flower Farm. For the past nine years, Mike Adams and Katie Grear have worked with the land to produce specialty cut flowers as well as medicinal herbs, heirloom squash, and corn. 

Join us Sunday, November 6 at 3 pm for a celebration of the end of another season, of where we've been and where we're going- individually and collectively! Featuring eats by Eclectik Domestic, live music from Hearts Gone SouthZach Bryson and Todd Day Wait's Pig Pen, and a bondfire! We'll be dancing and feasting rain or shine.
\\Donations are greatly appreciated//

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Apr
23
5:00 PM17:00

West Philly Potluck for Psychedelic Science

Join us for a night of community, learning and sharing, centered around psychedelic science & medicine. Small bites by Eclectik Domestic, talks by Robert Stek, PhD, David Yaden, MAPP, Ellie Tremble, MSW & initiative by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Email martacomplex15@gmail.com for more information. Space is (unfortunately) limited, so rsvp (by email) asap!

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Philly Farm & Food Fest

Catch me at the fifth annual Philadelphia Farm & Food Fest (PF3) Sunday, April 10th at the Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! This year I had the pleasure of curating the programming for the Fest's newest component, the PF3 Demo Kitchen! The kitchen will be the heart of Fest and feature some of Philadelphia's finest culinary all-stars like Zahav, Talula's Garden and Russet. There will be whole animal butchery, fermentation how-to's, mushrooms and more. It was inspiring to be able to connect the chefs and farmers for their demonstrations as I have close ties with many of them and am excited to see them come together on stage. You won't want to miss it!

Join us Sunday, April, 10th from 11am-4pm for a day of inspiring local foods fabulousness!

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Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner & A Show

Music frequently moves me, both emotionally and geographically. Food and music compel me in similar ways. Food feeds your belly; Music feeds your soul. I have known for many years that good food leads to good music...at least when musicians are around. 

Driftwood Soldier and I started collaborating together a couple of months ago. After becoming enchanted by their rhythms and lyrics, I started plotting Dinner & A Show. Then we got to talking about heading South and decided to team up for the ride. Atlanta quickly became an obvious destination. Since my first my first sunset in Atlanta, my time there has always been filled with unforgettable moments of food, music and community. When we talked to our friends in the city about coming down they generously decided to put together a house show and gave me free reign of their kitchen. Atlanta is a fiercely talented music city with deep roots in traditional American music. You won't want to miss it. 

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Mar
1
to Jun 30

Memories Returned

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In the last two years I have traveled over 30,000 miles across the United States in search of local flavors and to develop my style as a cook. Out West in the Spring of 2014, my camera found its way into the hands of another in San Francisco. 
When I lost my camera with over six months of work, I lost a great deal of memories from my journey. I felt like a part of my brain was taken away from me. I kept remembering photos I had taken, but they weren't there anymore. Then suddenly in the Winter of 2015, I heard that my camera had reappeared. The man from San Francisco who had been resold my camera searched the internet community to find me. It took him less than a week. It was as if my memories were being returned; I had forgotten how much they meant to me. 

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Feb
19
to Feb 20

Peace Tree Farm Dinner

Bask in the warmth of the green houses at Peace Tree Farm for our second annual farm dinner!
This year the dinner will benefit The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). PASA is recognized as the largest sustainable farming organization in the country and enables viable farming systems that help provide healthy local food throughout Pennsylvania and the nation. 
The dinner will be a four course meal that highlights local producers and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to PASA. Join us Friday OR Saturday night. The event Includes appetizers and beverages as well as tours of the impressive green houses of Peace Tree. Dinner will be served family style and include several beverage pairings.

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Phở

Beat the chill Saturday, January 30th at the Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown, New Jersey at 6PM for Phở under the full moon.
Dietary restrictions welcomed, take out available.

The Platform Restaurant made its debut at The Bridge Cafe in Frenchtown, New Jersey this spring and quickly became the talk of the Delaware River Valley. While I was traveling around the States this summer, I would call home and ask friends and family how the summer was treating them- every person would gush about the food at the Platform. It became the place to be, featuring a rotating menu of whatever region Chef Graham Miller wanted to explore. Graham a recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America worked out in California and hit the ground running when he returned home. I had the pleasure of making it to the last Platform pop-up of the summer where I was overwhelmed and delighted by all of the familiar faces. I couldn't remember a place where people had gathered like this before.

Graham and I have been friends since elementary school and he is probably one of the most gregarious dudes I know. When I was living in Philadelphia and obsessed with Vietnamese food, I would try to lure Graham to come down to the city to explore the asian markets. After a night of barhopping, I insisted we make the pilgrimage to Washington Avenue for a bowl of the good stuff knowing he'd be as smitten with it as I was.

When I came home this winter I was keen to work with Graham at his parents place, The Bridge Cafe, just three miles south of my parent's inn in Upper Black Eddy. Our families have been hustling in the river valley since the 80s and have been very encouraging of us young bucks trying to make our way into the game. We decided we would put on a huge stock pot of Phở for our friends, family and community to celebrate the first full moon of the year.

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