Thursday, October 23, 2014

Farm to San Marco: A Five Course Dinner with Local Beer and Spirit Pairings

The San Marco Preservation Society is hosting a Farm to Table event in Jacksonville's historic San Marco neighborhood. This is a five course event accompanied by local beer from Aardwolf and Veterans United Craft Brewery. There will be cocktails from San Marco's own Grape and Grain Exchange. This promises to be a great evening with a good cause. Tickets are still available. Click here to purchase:
Here is a breakdown of the five course dinner:

First Course: A Smoked Chicken and Pumpkin Bisque with Madras Curry from Chef Chris Dickerson of Corner Taco, served in beautifully carved pumpkins provided by Conner's Amazing Acres and chicken provided by Black Hog Farms. Pairing with Grape & Grain.

Salad Course: Field of Dreams Microgreens Salad from Berry Good Farms paired with Sage Wit from Intuition Ale.

Third Course: Dig Foods will be serving a vegan charcuterie board to include house-made terrine and pates, house-pickled vegetables and Sunrawise artisan vegan cheese, paired with Scout Dog 44 Amber from Veterans United Craft Brewery. Optional on the table is Verde De'Vine Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce from Fresh Jax.

Main Course: Bistro AIX will be presenting a seared fish over polenta with a seafood bouillabaisse. Providers and farms include Fisherman's Dock, Greenway Farm, Traders Hill Farms and Producing Edibles. Paired with an Aardwolf brew.

Dessert: Bakery Ribault will be preparing a twist on the classic Napoleon. Paired with Grape and Grain which will be using Queen Bee Honey in the cocktail. 

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