The culinary invasion strikes Alabama again with the third annual Farm-to-Fork Food Invasion Sept. 27, 2012 at Hampstead Farms in Montgomery. Attendees will enjoy a family-style outdoor farm dinner and exclusive experience with this year’s “invading” guest chefs Alon Shaya, 2012 James Beard Award nominee and celebrated pastry chef, Lisa White, of John Besh’s popular Domenica Restaurant in New Orleans. In celebration of fall’s finest flavors, guest chef Alon Shaya and his Big Easy-based culinary team will use mostly local ingredients for the three-course dinner, sourced within inches of a guest’s seat at the table or from local Alabama suppliers and purveyors. All proceeds will benefit the non-profit John Besh Foundation and educational programs at the Hampstead Institute’s community farms.
“We’re beyond excited to host Montgomery’s 2012 Food Invasion farm dinner and look forward to working with the area’s local producers to create an unforgettable culinary experience,” said Alon Shaya, 2012 Food Invasion guest chef and executive chef of Domenica Restaurant in New Orleans. “Guests will definitely find a great representation of local Alabama ingredients cooked to reflect the love I have for Italian food right here in Montgomery.”
“From the beginning, the Food Invasion has aimed to bring people from all across the region together through fresh, local food and drink,” said Edwin Marty, executive director of the Hampstead Institute non-profit organization that puts on the annual fundraiser. “Each fall a new, notable guest chef will be invited to ‘invade’ Montgomery with their culinary talents and host a family-style gathering at the beautiful and bountiful Hampstead Farms. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a more talented, generous partner for this year’s event than what we’ve found in Chef Alon Shaya.”
Tickets to the Food Invasion farm dinner are $75 per person and limited to the first 100. VIP Passes are $150 per person and limited to 50.
All tickets are available for purchase starting Aug. 20, 2012 online here.