For those of you wanting another Alabama Supper, have we got a treat for you! Saturday, June 26th, the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network is holding a fundraiser in Thomaston featuring a SEVEN COURSE all-Alabama meal. ASAN, the state's only non-profit devoted to promoting sustainable food and farming, has put together an event and a menu that is not to be missed. The usual suspects from previous Alabama Suppers will be on hand - Good People Brewing, a bevy of local farmers and producers, the four of us here at Eating Alabama, etc. - along with some new additions, like the good folks at PieLab in Greensboro who will be providing all locally sourced pie! While the dinner itself should be enough to convince you to make the trip (menu below), the location is the icing on the cake. The Rural Heritage Center at Thomaston, remodeled by Auburn's Rural Studio, will be our dining room for the evening. Come celebrate the rich heritage of the Black Belt while supporting the good and vital work of ASAN. Come early and take a self-guided tour of other nearby Rural Studio projects. You'll be glad you did. Meet your farmers, meet the people of ASAN, and support the important mission of creating more sustainable farmers throughout Alabama.
Appetizers of grilled shrimp with cherry tomato confit; polenta cakes with roasted pepper aioli and lardoons.
Seven course menu featuring three sliders (vegetarian option of three separate veggie burger sliders are available; please request vegetarian when ordering tickets)
1) watermelon salad with muscadine wine reduction, black salt and basil
2) lamb burger with roasted eggplant, charred onion, lemon and mint, served with a side of herbed yogurt
3) tomato salad with fried leeks and bacon vinaigrette
4) beef burger with tomato relish, pickles, cheddar, and kettle cooked chips on the side
5) lemon basil ice
6) pork shoulder burger with bourbon glazed peaches and roasted fennel, with spicy slaw on the side
Dessert: a variety of locally-sourced pies artfully created by PieLab!
Thanks to the generous support from Snow's Bend, Boutwell Farms, McEwen and Sons, Wright Dairy, Red Root Farm, and a variety of suppliers in the Black Belt, who are providing the food and making this event happen. Stay tuned for details, and please note that tickets are VERY LIMITED. The venue only holds 80 people. Please don't miss this special event, and know that every penny raised during this benefit goes directly to supporting ASAN and its mission of promoting and supporting sustainable agriculture throughout the state.