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Dinner on the farm with Andrew Gerson, Hiyaw Gebreyohannes, Patrick Dinh

Georges Mill Farm
11873 Georges Mill Rd, Lovettsville, VA
Tickets: $55

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 Craft Kombucha, Lulu's Ice Cream, & Radius Pizza. Tickle your brain with the mind expanding articles of The Intentional, and look for Chef Andrew Gerson's interview in their next issue.

Farm Tour
Get to know your Georges Mill farmer, and learn how your food is grown on a private tour with Molly Kroiz.

Feast
Savor a family style meal created by Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson, Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes and Chef Patrick Dinh. 

Merriment 
Spend the afternoon with friends and family playing classic backyard games, and listening to live music from Jake & the Burtones.

Family friendly.

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.

A portion of the proceeds benefits Slow Food DC.

See the Dinner on the Farm menu and the stories behind the rest of our collaborators below.

Passed Appetizer
Fried injera, burberry goat, split peas

Dinner
Kale, white miso vinaigrette, golden raisins, shallots
Roasted root vegetables, honey, herbs
Cheese board, Mostarda, berry gastrique
Injera (ethiopian flat bread)
Saffron rice
Marinated skirt steak, carrot-ginger puree

Dessert
Strawberry rhubarb compote, sorrel whipped cream, scones

Beers
Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Summer Ale

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.

Born in Djibouti East Africa to Ethiopian parents, Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes was raised in Toronto where he spent much of his childhood in the kitchen learning from his mother’s culinary expertise. His work in Manhattan as General Manager of West African restaurant Zereoue inspired Hiyaw to travel to Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt to explore his roots – an impactful journey that gave way to Taste of Ethiopia, Hiyaw’s company specializing in modern Ethiopian cuisine. Hiyaw’s inventive fare has been featured in The New York Times, Food & WineEvery Day with Rachael Ray among other notable publications.

Chef Patrick Dinh has headed the kitchen of one of the country's most enduring and popular restaurants, Tuscarora Mill, for twenty-two of its thirty years in business. Before that, he worked under Jeremiah Towers, of Chez Panisse. The self-taught chef describes his cuisine as "global", and is committed to keeping his menus evolving and inventive

Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese is a small, family owned farm in Loudoun County Virginia. They make artisan cheese on a seasonal basis using milk from their herd of Alpine dairy goats. The dairy is located in an historic bank barn that has been in their family for eight generations, and the Georges Mill goats graze over 15 acres of pasture. The pasture is supplemented with high quality grain and hay, and the staff are committed to producing cheese of the finest quality and connecting consumers to their food. Georges Mill believes strongly in the power of real food, and in the need for a strong local agricultural economy and community. 

"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

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