Yesterday was the annual Farm to Fork picnic. Chefs from local restaurants team up with local farmers to create tasting dishes for the 600 attendees to enjoy. We walked the large circle of chefs’ tables several times, grabbing a taste here or there, but I don’t think we got to try everything. The food seemed to go fast! I was too busy eating to take notes on who made what (although I know many of my favorite local chefs were there), but here were some of my favorite dishes:
- pulled pork barbecue, a regional favorite
- shrimp ceviche with a spicy tomato salsa
- strawberry gazpacho with a jalapeno kick (my 2-year-old also loved this)
- strawberry sangria – very refreshing
There were also wines to taste, plenty of breads and cornbreads to choose from, and lots more food. It’s hard to tell how much you’re eating of all the little plates until you get home and start to groan. We had spatters of rain but nothing serious, and at the end of the evening, we were treated to a rainbow.
All in all, it was a great time. We’ll definitely be back next year.