Dinner on the farm with Chefs Andrew Gerson, Justin Severino & Mike Poiarkoff
Our week of cultural happenings gets off and running with this agrarian dining experience. Through roaming culinary events, Dinner on the Farm works to connect people back to the land and to the farmers and artisans who are making our communities a better place to live. There will be lots of deliciousness, interesting neighbors and enough beer for all.
Meet the Makers
Enjoy Brooklyn Brewery beer and local delicacies by featured artisan Wild Purveyors
Get to know your Blackberry Meadows farmer, and learn how your food is grown on a private tour.
Spend the afternoon with friends and family playing classic backyard games, and listening to live music by Union Rye.
We first connected with Dinner on the Farm founder Monica Walch while producing last year's Slow Supper in the Twin Cities . She has since joined our colorful cast to create unique local food experiences designed to celebrate farms, chefs and food entrepreneurs who are dedicated to good, sustainable food for the 2014 tour.
Check back for the Dinner on the Farm menu and the stories behind the rest of our PIttsburgh collaborators.
Justin Severino is the chef and co-owner of Cure, a neighborhood restaurant dedicated to local sourcing and seasonal cooking. Severino, a 2014 James Beard Foundation award nominee for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and 2014 winner of FOOD & WINE’s People’s Best New Chef for the Mid Atlantic region, is a skilled whole animal butcher who brings an extensive charcuterie program to his menu.
Mike Poiarkoff is the current executive chef of Vinegar Hill House in Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn, where he turns out an ever-changing seasonal menu from their wood-fired oven. Formerly of Char No 4, The Cannibal, and The Pines, Mike brings a rustic yet technical approach to the kitchen with a focus on locally sourced ingredients, whole animal butchery, baking, and charcuterie.
Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson brings to the table ten years of culinary experience as a cook, educator and activist. As a graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo, Italy) and an active member of Slow Food, Andrew supports local food systems in communities across the country. Hired by The Brewery in 2013, Andrew demonstrates and embodies Brookln Brewmaster Garrett Oliver's philosophy on beer and food. Chef Andrew also has powerful hands. Come see what they can do.
Wild Purveyors sources the finest sustainable, organic, and wile ingredients from Pennsylvania's farms, fields, and forests. WP was founded in 2009, serving Pittsburgh area restaurants and consumers. They specialize in foraged foods, artisan farmstead cheeses, certified organic PA-grown produce and mushrooms, and hormone and additive free pastured meats. In addition to serving restaurants, we also have a retail store for general consumers located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh.
"One of the things that makes Dinner on the Farm truly special is that it really manages to capture that classic romantic feel. You can easily hunker down on a blanket with a significant other and just take in the scenic farm view or you can bring the entire family for a good old-fashioned community-style get together."
-- CityPages, Minneapolis