Farmhouse Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead is pleased to host an evening of unforgettable food and great company on Monday, March 19 from 6-9 p.m. Taking place during Roger’s Gardens’ annual Spring Celebration and benefitting The Ecology Center, the Local Artisan Dinner will feature an exclusive, multicourse menu and beverage pairing highlighting the season’s freshest flavors.
Under the stars and amongst the olive trees, meet and mingle with the real stars of the evening, the local food and drink artisans who made the special dinner possible. In attendance will be Evan Marks of The Ecology Center, Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms, Sherry Mandrell of the Tehachapi Grain Project, Peter Schaner of Schaner Family Farms, Meredith Bell of Autonomy Farms, Brian and Robin Christenson of Blinking Owl Distillery, Sara Lezama and Kyle Titterud of Rye Goods Co., Meredith Bell of Autonomy Farms, Paddy Glennon of Superior Seafood, local fisherman, Scott Brenneman and many other notables in the SoCal culinary circle.
The evening will begin with signature cocktails, beer by Docent Brewing, wine and hors d’oeuvres. A coursed dinner will highlight the freshest local fruits and vegetables from Weiser Family Farms and Schaner Family Farms, fresh cod from Superior Seafood, pastured chicken from Autonomy Farms as well as grains from the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project. Farmhouse’s pastry chef will prepare a seasonal dessert; cocktails, beers and wines will be served.
LOCAL ARTISAN DINNER MENU:
Rye Goods Co. Grilled Rye Toast
Seasonal Soup Shooter
Schaner Farms Citrus and Avocado Salad
butter lettuce, sesame vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts
Grilled Kumquat Glazed Cod
Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project sonora grain, rapini, cipollini onions, sugar snap peas, pureed carrots
Grilled Carolina Barbecue Glazed Autonomy Farms Chicken
Romanesco Cauliflower – garlic, capers and butter
Braised Greens and White Beans
Grilled Satsumaimo Sweet Potato and Ginger Pound Cake
citrus banana compote, rum sauce
* Menu is in progress and subject to change due to product availability.
* Tickets will be limited to 40 special guests.