Whole Foods Market Local Farm Dinner
Friday, August 2, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Join us for an evening of dining, music and activities all highlighting the best that Illinois has to offer.
Upon entry, you'll be greeted by local artisans sharing some of their incredible products while you listen to a local alt-country band play original music from the stage. You'll also get a chance to try hands on demonstrations including doing your own pickling.
Our 5-course dinner features ingredients grown at Heritage Praire Farm and is accompanied by Illinois wine and local beer.
Finally, each guest leaves with a goodie bag featuring local Illinois products.
Proceeds from the event benefit Slow Food® Chicago. Learn more about Slow Food® Chicago at http://www.slowfoodchicago.org.
For city-dwellers, we'll be running a free shuttle bus from our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park location at 1550 Kingsbury Street to the farm. The bus will leave promptly at 4pm to ensure on-time arrival at the event and leave the Heritage Prairie Farm for return to Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park at 10pm. Bus seats are limited and offered first-come, first-served.
Cold Melon Soup
Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Crème Fraiche
Wood Fired Shrimp & Tortilla Chip
Citrus Marinated Shrimp, HPF Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Black Beans, Avocado
Entrees Served Family Style
Bron’s Bees Honey Whipped Butter, Champagne & Heritage Prairie Farm Cherry Jam
Shaved Kale & Honey Smoked Trout
Wood Oven Smoked Rushing Waters Rainbow Trout, Tuscan Kale, Pea Tendrils Pickled Red Onion, Roasted Plum Vinaigrette
Smoked Hummus Crostini, Tuscan Kale, Pea Tendrils, Pickled Red Onion, Roasted Plum Vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato & Kale Gratin
Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes, Tuscan Kale, Fennel, Panko, Marcona Almonds
Bacon & Chard Stuffed Pork Loin
Hickory Smoked Bacon, Heritage Prairie Farm Rainbow Chard, Raisins, Pine Nuts
Heritage Prairie Farm Hakurei Turnip Puree, Wood Fired Purple Scallions
Rainbow Chard Empanada, Hakurei Turnip Puree, Wood Fired Purple Scallions
Heritage Prairie Farm Cherries, Chevre Crème, Brandied Fig, Candied Pistachio, Micro Basil