During the winter months, one might be excused if they take their foot off the locavore gas pedal a bit. After all, the selection of locally-produced food is at its smallest during this time. But don’t tell that to the folks at Slow Food South Jersey Shore. In fact, January is the month when they hold their Winter Feast that showcases ‘local, seasonal and sustainable’ foods.
This year’s Feast will take place on January 26 at The Merion Inn in Cape May. Cooking up the goodies will be Chef Sheri Wade, longtime chef at SouthWark in Philly. The menu sounds enticing…and here it is:
Trio of hors d’oeuvres
Parsnip Soup garnished with quail egg
Salted fish and pickled onion
Salad of winter root vegetables with mutton salami and a mustard pecan butter
Slow Roasted Pork, creamed mustard greens, roasted garlic, mushrooms, and farro
Ice cream sandwich spelt and raisin cookie with beach plum ice cream and chocolate sauce
Now, if you’re interested in going, you need to act quickly. Why? First – you need to fill out a form and send in a check (the cost is $65 a person), and Second – the event tends to sell out. So don’t be slow; be fast for slow food!
Restaurant News and Notes
Stopped by Aunt Berta’s Kitchen in Oaklyn during the week for lunch. Good ribs and salmon cake, but the collards and candied yams were ridiculously good. They celebrate 15 years nest month…Toad Fish Bar & Grill in Fairfield Twp was shut down this week by the Division of Taxation. No word on when and if it will open again…Coming to Tropicana in April: Broadway Burger Bar and Grill…They poured concrete this week for the LandShark Bar & Grill, part of Resorts’ Margaritaville addition…So much of the focus of the damage Sandy caused has been on the shore (and rightfully so). But folks along the Delaware Bay were also affected. Case in point: the Charlesworth Hotel in Fortescue…and next month will be closing time (for good) for Krazy Kat in Deptford, which traces its history back to 1933.
Blogging Out Hunger
Local community in Lacey Twp is selling their own cookbook to raise funds for the Lacey Food Bank.
The United Way in Gloucester County will be holding their food drive next month.
And in other food news this week…
The Acme supermarket chain was sold as part of a larger acquisition.
Congrats to Simply Sweet Cupcakes in Egg Harbor City, named business of the year by the town’s chamber of commerce.
And AND: a correction
In a recent Sunday Edition, I mentioned that a fellow blogger had wrote a post about Babe’s Bar & Grill in Paulsboro. Well, one of our readers let us know that Babe’s is located in Gibbstown. not Paulsboro. And that is where the restaurant itself says it’s located, so I’ve made that correction. Sorry about that.