NYC Wine + Food Festival — 100 Mile Brunch

100 miles north of NYC on a 60 acre plot of land sits Katchkie Farm, a year-round organic farm owned by Great Performances catering company.  This year was their third harvest and lucky for us they participated in the New York City Wine and Food Festival by preparing a Sunday brunch at the Fire Museum downtown.

Upon entering the 3rd floor event space you were greeted by the sound of banjo’s and fiddles from Bluegrass band Citigrass, manificent table settings and an overwhelming feeling of the Great American Fall Harvest.

The event really drove home the importance of Farm to Table eating.  Chris Harkeness, Executive Chef of Great Performances spoke about his envy of current culinary students who are learning how to source food from local farms whereas his 1980s education focused on being a worldly master of knowing how to source and access food from all over the globe.

Each morsel of food was better than the previous.  Knowing the people behind your food and message of Farm to Table magnifies the satisfaction level beyond measure.

Here is a link the menu

Fresh Osysters provided by Widow's Hole Oyster Company, featured with a Un-Bloody Mary's

Fresh Osysters provided by Widow's Hole Oyster Company, featured with a Un-Bloody Mary's

New York Dairies Cheese Collection and Faicco's Salami

New York Dairies Cheese Collection and Faicco's Salami

Fresh veggies with Butternut Squash Soup, and Lasagna with the Farm's Fresh Tomatos, Eggpland and Squash

Fresh veggies with Butternut Squash Soup, and Lasagna with the Farm's Fresh Tomatoes, Eggplant and Squash

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