Tuesday night we held our first farm dinner at 31st Union restaurant in San Mateo, and I can still taste every delicious morsel. David Hunsaker and his team highlighted fresh and seasonal produce from our client Fifth Crow Farm. They did every ingredient justice, from the pickled strawberries to the golden beets. We were also lucky to have John Vars and his wife, Maggi, from Fifth Crow Farm join us at the dinner.
This event gave us a special opportunity to highlight our work literally from farm to table. The guests were able to connect directly with the farmers who grew the food on their plates and get a deeper understanding of the work that we do at Kitchen Table Advisors. A majority of the ~50 guests were new to Kitchen Table Advisors, and we were excited to expose more people to our work and grow our community of supporters, volunteers, friends, and donors. John and Maggi also witnessed their hard work on the land transform into visually appealing and tasty dishes. Several of the diners mentioned that they’d seen Fifth Crow Farm at their local farmers market in San Mateo and Palo Alto. They’re excited to go back this weekend and shop for some Fifth Crow Farm produce.
It is always satisfying when we get a chance to slow down and share a meal with other people who care about where their food comes from and the farmers behind it. For me the most memorable dish of the evening was the brick quail served with heirloom cranberry beans. The quail was perfectly seasoned and expertly pan-seared. The beans added a luxurious texture and nutty flavor.
We’d like to thank David Hunsaker for hosting the event and donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to Kitchen Table Advisors. We’d also like to thank all the diners who attended the farm dinner. It was so fun to talk to all of you about food, farming, CSAs, our clients, and the work that we’re doing.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event on October 1st at Dogpatch WineWorks in San Francisco. Save the date!