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.
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 Farm, Bobolink Dairy + Bakehouse, Castle Valley Mill, Homestead 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. //
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 South, Zach Bryson and Todd Day Wait's Pig Pen, and a bondfire! We'll be dancing and feasting rain or shine.
\\Donations are greatly appreciated//
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Space is (unfortunately) limited, so rsvp (by email) asap!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.