Farm-to-Table Fabulous | The Farm at Old Edwards
So much of the pleasure of eating is tied up in the moment – the gestalt that is specific to the occasion: place, people, weather, and companions.
The moments in my life when I have experienced the least complicated kind of joy have always (and in this order) involved food, music, and the outdoors.
Those things never come together better than when Old Edwards throws a do – like the Farm Harvest Dinner and Barn Dance coming up on Friday, November 13. No matter the circumstances of the pandemics or politics, a transformative, jubilant evening is in the offering – luscious food, exuberant music, and the idyllic surroundings of The Farm.
True to the Inn’s culinary philosophy of sourcing food products from the best area purveyors, Kitchen Wizard and Executive Chef Chris Huerta, tracked down trout from Sunburst Trout Farm, grains from Anson Mills and beef from Painted Hills Natural Beef. And since nothing says fall better than the seasonal harvest, alongside it all, fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms. From these ingredients is Huerta’s menu – a reason to gather around the table for the pleasure to be taken from the experience of eating in community – to delight in the glorious display, and dig your fork into the feast of mouthwatering farm-to-table regional dishes.
The epic evening of deliciousness culminates in a Barn Dance, at The Farm’s rustic barn. Set in a garden of lush landscaping, overlooking a trout pond, and ringed by the the mountains, the barn is the quintessential spot to step and dance to the foot-stomping music of the Back Porch Orchestra. Formed in 2008, when five local musicians and friends with a shared love for roots music got together to create their folksy, grassy, acoustic sounds, Back Porch’s playlist ranges from blues, bluegrass, and country to classic rock. Their performances have a magnetism and energy that makes their audiences extraordinarily happy and eager to join the waiting dance floor.
Call (828) 787-2635 or (828) 787-2916 to reserve your seats, or visit oldedwardshospitality.com/farmharvest for updates.