Spring famine, or “Six Week Privation," is the time when, for those eating solely from the land and crops surrounding them, winter supplies have dwindled and the spring-planted vegetation has yet to sprout. So, what do they eat then? At an upcoming dinner at Kensington Quarters, guests will discover just that.
On Sunday, May 22, Kensington Quarters sous chef Steve Eckerd and friends will host farmer Alex Wenger from Field’s Edge, a research farm in Lancaster, PA for a dinner they’ve named “The City to the Edge.” This dinner will call attention to a truly sustainable way to eat, showcasing how to cook and eat the foods available from our area’s farms during this time of year.
The family-style dinner will begin at 5:30pm and costs $45 per person. The seven-course menu is below; the menu also includes small bites and "kettle drum" tea service (made of foraged and preserved flowers and herbs). Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations can be made here.
Farmer Field Guide Snacks
Asparagus; Spring Roots; Wintered Apple; Makataan Melon; Preserved Egg; Grains and Butter; “Kettle Drum” Tea
Sunchoke, Apple Blossom, Pecan
Dr. Martin’s Lima, Red Bud, Spruce
Espelette, Sakura, Butter
Florin Corn, Snippled Beets, Goat Cheese
Proprietary Pot Pie
Spelt, Mustard Flower, Dandelion Wine
Pa Dutch Sweets
Strawberry, Rhubarb, Violet