Thursday, September 22, 2016

Grow Dat announces Dinner on the Farm series

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Grow Dat Youth Farm announced a new lineup of chef-driven dinners this fall beginning on Oct. 9. - COURTESY GROW DAT YOUTH FARM
  • Grow Dat Youth Farm announced a new lineup of chef-driven dinners this fall beginning on Oct. 9.

Grow Dat Youth Farm (150 Zachary Taylor Drive) announced a lineup for chef-driven dinners as part of its Dinner on the Farm series. 

The urban farm in New Orleans City Park held its first such dinner in collaboration with The Link Stryjewski Foundation in May, when Cochon’s Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt of Peche prepared a three-course dinner on the farm's seven-acre grounds. The organizers are launching a new set of dinners beginning Oct. 9, and they benefit the farm. 

Each dinner includes wine pairings and will feature produce grown on the farm. The farm’s mission is to nurture local youth by teaching them how to grow food and educating them about leadership and sustainable food systems .

The first dinner features a three-course meal from chefs at Cavan, Meauxbar and Sylvain, including Ben Thibodeaux, Martha Wiggins, John Bel and Ruby Bloch, plus  cocktails from the team at Barrel Proof.

The second dinner is Oct. 22 and will follow a similar format with return guests Stryjewski and Prewitt. The final dinner on Nov. 12 will be prepared by Adolfo Garcia and chefs from High Hat Cafe, La Boca, Primitivo and Ancora. 

"Donald and I started the Link Stryjewski Foundation to address the persistent cycle of violence and poverty in our city by investing in New Orleans youth — and this is exactly what Grow Dat does,” Stryjewski said in a prepared statement. “The professional and life skills Grow Dat youth develop through their work at the farm empower them to become leaders in our community.”

All events will begin with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a tour of the farm and an overview of the organization’s mission and growing practices.

Tickets for each dinner are $125 and can be purchased here. For more information on Grow Dat Youth Farm’s mission, visit the website here.

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