Terhune Orchards is thrilled to once again be hosting the eighth annual Farm to Table fundraiser dinner on the farm from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday July 18th. People always enjoy an evening under the stars enjoying locally grown produce showcased by talented area chefs. The dinner is a benefit for the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition.
For the sixth year, Terhune Orchards is collaborating with chefs from The Terra Momo Restaurant Group.. The well-known Princeton area restaurateurs are committed to raising awareness for sustainability in the region. “At the core of our culinary philosophy is a deep appreciation for a ‘taste of place’. All to say, we believe that food should speak eloquently of its provenance — its soil, its climate and the people who nurture it.”
“Terhune Orchards is a very sustainable farm. We have worked for many years with town governments in Mercer County and throughout New Jersey on promoting a more sustainable future for our state,” said Pam Mount. “Locally grown food continues to be a critical piece enabling that goal. Every year the chefs’ creativity at this dinner shows us how good food creates a lasting community.”
Chefs representing their restaurants Albarino, Eno Terra, Mediterra, Teresa Caffe and Terra Momo Bread Co. will prepare an exquisite five-course, seasonal menu highlighting fruits and vegetables grown at Terhune Orchards and other locally produced ingredients. Each course will be paired with wines from Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour. Terhune Orchards wines will be featured by the glass and in a frozen peach wine cocktail..
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Each course will be created by a chef from Terra Momo Restaurant Group. Chefs Terry Strong, Marco Santana, Coby Farrow, Emily Kirstein, Manny Perez, Toni Charmello, Rojelio Morales and Baker Denis Granarolo will speak to the guests about their dishes and the locally sourced ingredients including meats, dairy, grain and produce. The wine pairings will be introduced by Gary Mount of Terhune Orchards.
Throughout the evening live music will be by Ocean Country Band, a Jersey Shore-based quartet that plays a mix of country, bluegrass, and rock cover songs.
At the end of the evening each guest will go home with produce grown at Terhune Orchards and a commemorative recipe booklet that includes the menu items for this evening’s special dinner.
Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple. Tickets are on sale now through the Sustainable Lawrence website, sustainablelawrence.org.
Sustainable Lawrence is a 501c3 nonprofit. Tickets are tax deductible. Donations from the event benefit the Green Teams and Sustainability Organizations of Mercer County which work together to promote sustainability in the towns of Mercer County.