New Year's Eve Dinner with Ian Knauer
Wednesday the 31st of December, 2014
Come celebrate the end of our third season of 2014 at Wyebrook Farm for a special New Year's Eve dinner with our neighbor and friend Chef Ian Knauer. Ian is the host of a really great cooking show "The Farm" which ran on PBS last year and now operates The Farm Cooking School in Stockton, NJ. The Details: Beginning at 8 p.m., guests will enjoy complimentary champagne during the course of the evening but feel free to bring your own wine to enjoy with dinner. The dinner is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to 50 guests and reservations are required. For those who would like to make a reservation should email us at email@example.com. We will not require advanced payment for this dinner. The Menu: Dirt-Fed Beets, Many Ways Alicot of Grass-Fed Beef Heart, Tongue, and Liver with Handmade Pasta Grass-Fed New York Strip Steak with Woodland Jewel Mushrooms, Concord Grape Demi Glace Pork Belly with Smoked Chile Sauce and Homemade Kimchi Chocolate Cakes with Wine Poached Dried Fruit and Vanilla Sauce The Chef: In addition to being one of our neighbors, Ian Knauer was a food editor for Gourmet Magazine for 9 years, where, working in the world-renowned test kitchens, he developed and perfected recipes for the magazine and book divisions and co-hosted the magazines two award-winning television shows - Diary of a Foodie (which won two James Beard Awards) and Adventures with Ruth (nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award). His first cookbook, The Farm - Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food, was released in April 2012 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Ian is a contributing writer for The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Short Stack Editions, Everyday Food, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Men's Health, Men's Journal, Details and The Art of Eating, among other publications. When he is not in a kitchen, Ian is hunting, fishing, and foraging his dinner where ever it can be found.
La Tuade with Andrew Wood
Sunday the 16th of November, 2014
Many cultures have their own tradition for a cold season pig slaughter, even previously our own. We would like to try to recreate some of the tradition found in the Ardeche region of France that we have borrowed from one of my favorite books, Pork and Sons by Stephane Reynaud. The point of this day is have an even deeper understanding of what is involved with eating meat and to fully appreciate the sacrifice involved. I realize that this is not for everyone but it really is a special event. I received more positive feedback from those that attended the Tuades last year than any other event.
Chef Dinner with Ian Knauer of "The Farm"
Saturday the 12th of April, 2014
Back in late 2012, I was fortunate enough to meet Ian Knauer and to provide a roasting pig for one of the episodes of his fantastic new show. 'The Farm' on PBS (Saturdays at 10am on WHYY, Channel 12). Ian's family farm is just a few miles down the road from us at Wyebrook Farm. The show is a model for how to source, prepare and enjoy the best of local products for your dinner table. Along with great recipes, Ian highlights the joy of taking the time to be involved in the entire process of knowing the source of your food. Its our pleasure to have him here in our kitchen for a Chef Dinner.
Goat Tuade with Andrew Wood
Sunday the 27th of April, 2014
We have been planning a follow up to our "La Tuade" pig day last fall all this winter. Along with Bryan Mayer of Kensington Quarters and Andrew Wood of Russet, we decided to make this next "Tuade" day involve a goat. One of the things that I have learned in the last couple of years is that raising goats is far more efficient than cattle. Cattle simply take way too much land relative to the amount of meat they provide. This is why you see so many more sheep and goats raised around the world than cattle. Most Americans have never tried goat meat but they are all missing out! If you would like to learn more about where your meat comes from and the process involved with getting it to your plate, then this is the day for you!
Chef Dinner with Josh Lawler of Farm & Fisherman- Sold Out
Saturday the 29th of March, 2014
It is our pleasure to welcome back yet again Chef Josh Lawler of The Farm & Fisherman BYOB in Philadelphia and The Farm & Fisherman Tavern in Cherry Hill, NJ. Josh has been a friend and great supporter of Wyebrook Farm from the beginning. Chef Lawler is my idea of a great chef because of his originality in the kitchen and his ability to maximize the characteristics of the most simple ingredient (have you ever tried his signature Bloody Beet Steak?) Please join us on Saturday, March 29th for this demonstration of a true farm to table experience.
Chef Dinner with Shola Olunloyo - Sold Out
Saturday the 8th of February, 2014
It is my pleasure to welcome back Chef Shola Olunloyo to Wyebrook Farm to experience his take on the farm to table dining right here at the source. Known most for his exclusive private dinners in his kitchen/laboratory Studiokitchen, Shola uses modern cooking techniques to bring out unique flavors in food and is constantly experimenting. Check out his blog http://www.studiokitchen.com/ to see pictures of some of his dishes as well as his theories on food and cooking.
La Tuade Dinner with Andrew Wood - Sold out
Sunday the 24th of November, 2013
Many cultures around the world have a tradition for a cold season pig slaughter, even here in this country. In the Ardeche region of France, it even has a name, 'tuade'. We would like to try to recreate that tradition here on Sunday, November 24th at Wyebrook Farm by drawing on many of these traditions from old Europe. The point of this day is have an even deeper understanding of what's involved with eating meat and to fully appreciate the sacrifice involved, most importantly that of the pig. I realize that this isn't for everyone but thought it would be fun to get neighbors together and try to recreate the tradition here by combining many of the best from France and Spain with Chef Andrew Wood of Russet.
BBQ Master Class & Dinner-SOLD OUT
Saturday the 2nd of November, 2013
Do you consider yourself relatively proficient on the grill? Yeah, I used to as well but that all changed when I met Tony Rodgers. Tony operated a BBQ restaurant in Center City Philadelphia for over 10 years. If you want to learn about rubs, brines, marinades, smoking, searing and eating, then please join us for either the BBQ Master Class or a family style BBQ dinner or both on Saturday, November 2nd at 2pm at Wyebrook Farm.
Chef Dinner with Judy Wicks & Zach Grainda of White Dog Cafe
Saturday the 28th of September, 2013
It is an absolute honor to welcome Judy Wicks and Zach Grainda to Wyebrook Farm for this very special Chef Dinner. Judy is a hero in the local food movement in Philadelphia. She founded the White Dog Café along with the Sustainable Business Network and Fair Food. She is the recipient of many awards including the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award. Judy also has an new book Good Morning, Beautiful Business that chronicles her life as a social entrepreneur changing not only her neighborhood but the world. Judy will give a reading between each course and Zach will describe each dish. We will offer signed copies of Judy's new book at our wholesale price at the dinner as well.
Chef Dinner with Shola Olunloyo of Studiokitchen
Saturday the 7th of September, 2013
It is my pleasure to welcome Chef Shola Olunloyo to Wyebrook Farm to experience his take on the farm to table dining right here at the source. Known most for his exclusive private dinners in his kitchen/laboratory Studiokitchen, Shola uses modern cooking techniques to bring out unique flavors in food and is constantly experimenting. Check out his blog http://www.studiokitchen.com/ to see pictures of some of his dishes as well as his theories on food and cooking.
Chef Dinner with Josh Lawler from Farm & Fisherman
Saturday the 17th of August, 2013
We are excited to welcome back Josh Lawler of the acclaimed Farm and Fisherman in Philadelphia to Wyebrook Farm. Josh was been a good friend and a huge contributor to our success so far at the farm. Chef Lawler is my idea of a great chef because of his originality in the kitchen and his ability to maximize the characteristics of the most simple ingredient (have you ever tried his signature Bloody Beet Steak?) Please join us on Saturday, August 17th for this demonstration of a true farm to table experience.
Chef Dinner with Andrew Wood from Russet
Sunday the 23rd of June, 2013
We are so excited for the return of Chef Andrew Wood of Russet for an Italian inspired al fresco dining experience here at Wyebrook Farm. For those of you that missed his last Chef Dinner, Andrew always puts on a great show and has talent for explaining his food and how it is prepared. He wants to cook as much of this meal as possible outside on the infernillo so feel free to come early to watch him cook al fresco. If the weather is nice, we can sit outside but if it gets hot or uggy we will plan to dine in the stone barn as usual.
Wyebrook Chef Dinner with Jonathan Adams - Sold Out
Saturday the 25th of May, 2013
One of my dreams for the farm was to bring great chefs here to work their magic with the products that we produce, so it’s my pleasure to welcome back Jonathan Adams (aka “Johnny Mac”), former executive chef of Philadelphia’s Pub and Kitchen. On the evening of Saturday, May 25th, Chef Adams will prepare an amazing pastured chicken based four-course dinner using meat raised right here at Wyebrook, as well incorporating seasonal vegetables from neighboring farms to create a very special night. I hope you can join us.
Wyebrook Chef Dinner with Andrew Wood from Russet
Sunday the 17th of March, 2013
Join us for Chef Andrew Wood of Russet in Philadelphia. This dinner will take place on a Sunday evening in our restored 18th century stone barn here on the farm. Chef Wood has often had Wyebrook meat on his menu but this is our first chance to have him cook on the farm!
Wyebrook Chef Dinner with Chef Janet Crandall
Saturday the 29th of December, 2012
Join us on Saturday, December 29th for the fourth in our successful sold out series of Chef Dinners at Wyebrook Farm with our own Chef Janet Crandall. Many of you know Chef Janet from the market as our butcher but she is also an excellent chef. Please join us for an after Christmas/ pre-New Years feast in the restored 18th Century stone barn.
Wyebrook Chef Dinner with Kristian Holbrook from Doe Run Farm
Saturday the 10th of November, 2012
Join us on Saturday, November 10 for the third in our successful sold out series of Chef Dinners at Wyebrook Farm with Chef Kristian Holbrook of Doe Run Farm located in Coatesville, PA. Kristian supplies some of the amazing artisanal cheeses we feature the Market at Wyebrook. A former chef, a profession which he practiced for years, Kristian wanted to get back into the kitchen and create a meal that would highlight the variety of exceptional cheeses and seasonal produce from Doe Run, as well as the quality meat raised right here at Wyebrook.
Announcing Wyebrook's Next Farm Dinner with Chef Josh Lawler of Philadelphia’s The Farm and Fisherman
Friday the 26th of October, 2012
Join us on Friday, October 26th for our second Farm Dinner at Wyebrook Farm with Chef Josh Lawler of Philadelphia’s widely acclaimed, The Farm and Fisherman. Chef Lawler, who will be preparing an outstanding seven-course dinner has supported Wyebrook since the very beginning; he was the first local chef to feature our meats on his restaurant menu, but this is our first chance to have him cook here at the farm. Chef Lawler is my idea of a great chef because of his originality in the kitchen and his ability to maximize the characteristics of the most simple ingredient (have you ever tried his signature Bloody Beet Steak?).
Wyebrook’s First Farm Dinner with Chef Jonathan Adams of Philadelphia's Pub & Kitchen
Saturday the 22nd of September, 2012
One of my dreams for the farm was to bring great chefs here to work their magic with the products that we produce, so it’s my pleasure to kick off our Wyebook Farm Dinners with a great chef, but even better guy, Jonathan Adams (aka “Johnny Mac”), executive chef of Philadelphia’s Pub and Kitchen. On the evening of Saturday, September, 22, Chef Adams will prepare an amazing five-course dinner using meat raised right here at Wyebrook, as well incorporating fresh cheeses and seasonal vegetables from neighboring farms to create a very special night. I hope you can join us.