Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Chef Sonya Coté Launches Locavore Movement: Homegrown Revival (1st dinner Nov 16th)
“I’m proud to announce the first round of The Homegrown Revival dinners in Austin. Our hope is to raise awareness and educate diners on the accessibility of local foods. “I would hope that people would take away a sense of empowerment where they would be able to prepare things for themselves based on simple technique and to not be afraid to try it,” shared Coté.“These dinners are meant to be informative and fun and, of course, tasty,” said Homegrown Revival founder Coté. “We want to create an intimate atmosphere that will spur conversation and action. Ultimately, we hope to take this show on the road and educate Texans in small towns about their local bounty.”
The first dinner on Nov 16 will be hosted at Springdale Farms and will feature porchetta of rosemary-stuffed suckling pig, spit-roasted over pecan wood. Jason Stevens (East Side Showroom and The Tigress Pub) will create a unique aperitivo and digestivo cocktails to bookend the Italian Feast.
The December 14 dinner will be a traditional Italian Feast of Seven Fishes that will highlight Texas Gulf sourced seafood and by-catch. Other upcoming dinners include: a January dove dinner, February frog dinner and a March hare dinner. For dates, tickets and info visit their web site.