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Field-to-Fork dinner to benefit Food Literacy Project

Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., 8 chefs from Louisville’s top restaurants will collaborate to create a dinner to benefit the Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm, the only local 501(c)(3) organization providing farm-based education for Louisville youth and families.

According to a news release, “Since 2006, the Food Literacy Project has engaged over 22,000 low-income youth and families in using their senses for discovery at its home on an 8-acre vegetable farm. Participants experience fresh and healthful foods while they are still growing and in the ground, empowering themselves to embrace healthy lifestyles.”

Chefs participating include Decca‘s Annie Pettry, Marketplace Restaurant at Theater Square’s Dallas McGarity, The Oakroom at The Seelbach Hilton’s Matt Durham and Patrick Roney and Dan Thomas and Michael Hargrove, representing the American Culinary Federation, Kentucky Chapter. Also cooking will be Shelly Yoder of Corbett’s, An American Place, Erica Parker fromThe Comfy Cow and Mixologist Allison Casale from the bar at Milkwood.

Field Day Family Farm, Holden Farm, Stone Cross Farm, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market, Capriole Goat Cheeses, Inc., and Grateful Greens will provide many of the ingredients for the chefs’ dishes, and the dinner will include signature cocktails, courtesy of Jim Beam Suntory, Inc. and Herradurra Silver Tequila, and beer, courtesy of New Albanian Brewing Company, during the cocktail hour.  Horseshoe Bend Winery & Vineyard will provide wine pairings with 2 courses.

The dinner, which will be $110, will be held at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street.  A vegetarian option for this dinner must be requested at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets are available until September 16.