The Farmer’s in the Kitchen and the Chef’s in the Dell
For the sort of people (you know who you are) who secretly long to burst the barricades and invade the kitchens at restaurants, Columbia County Bounty is offering the next best thing: a tour of chefs’ kitchens, complete with demonstrations. On Wednesday, November 12 at noon, their Farm-to-Chef Tour starts at the Chatham Co-Op with chef Jeff Loshinsky demonstrating how to get the most flavor out of roasted autumn root vegetables. He will also make a butternut squash puree with ginger.
Then everyone will bundle up and move en mass to The Chocolate Moose around the corner on Main Street, where Carol Hargis will show how to hand-dip chocolates. The finale for the afternoon is in the kitchen of master baker Madeline Delosh, at her shop, Mado Patisserie. Delosh, who worked for many years as a pastry chef under the legendary Jean-Georges Vongerichten at his restaurant Jo-Jo’s in New York, has not yet specified what she will make.
Columbia County Bounty’s mission is to forge alliances and promote understanding between local farmers and the chefs at the region’s restaurants and specialty food-stores. All Bounty members are invited to attend the tour for free. Others must join Columbia County Bounty for a $25 annual fee, which may be paid by cash or check at the door. Everyone is required to pre-register for this event.
Route 203 west of Route 66, Chatham
Wednesday, November 12 at noon