Farm to Table Dinner with
Chef Benjamin Walmer of the
Highlands Dinner Club
Sunday, July 5, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Beech Springs Farm
784 Mt. Carmel Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353
United States (map)
About the Chef...
Originally from Orrtanna PA, architect and chef, Ben Walmer, comes from a family of five generations of Adams County fruit growers. It is from this agrarian background that he traces his connection to food and the motivation to launch Highlands Dinner Club (HDC) in New York City in 2009. Ben currently lives in central New Jersey and is founding architect and creative director of the NJ/NYC-based multidisciplinary design practice, Broadloom, whose specialties include restaurant design, food system design and agricultural master planning. HDC is a mobile social and culinary laboratory produced by Broadloom and collaboratively executed by a rotating cast of chefs, farmers, designers and artists. Wielding spontaneous spirit and exceptional local ingredients, HDC has created farm-to-table experiences across three continents and seen time and again the connections and joy that come when people gather at the table to share a meal.
Garden mojito with Jersey Artisan Distilling rum, rhubarb, mint and basil
Cured pork tongue, head cheese, beet tartare, pickled asparagus, goat cheese crostini
Kale salad, duck confit, hot duck fat vinaigrette, golden raisins, pistachio granola
Triple pork, green peach & cabbage slaw, farm egg, wheat berry & purslane hash
Surf & turf
Steak, blue crab compound butter, horseradish whipped cream, herbed fingerling potatoes, wilted greens
Local fruit pie, lavender ice cream, thyme
Sunday, July 5, 2015 Beech Springs Farm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm 784 Mt. Carmel Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353
A portion of the proceeds to benefit Historic Gettysburg-Adams County's Barn Preservation Grant Program.
The second dinner of our Farm to Table Series will feature a delectable five-course meal created by Benjamin Walmer, executive chef of the Highlands Dinner Club. While the menu for the dinner has not been finalized, it will feature Beech Springs Farm‘s heirloom veggies and other locally sourced products from Adams County farms.
The Highlands Dinner Club (HDC) is a social and culinary laboratory produced and executed by a rotating cast of creative partners, chefs, farmers, designers, artists and food provocateurs. HDC has created experiences across the US and internationally in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and central Asia. Join us for the second in our series of Farm to Table Dinners and delight in a delicious five course meal prepared by Chef Ben Walmer from the Highlands Dinner Club located in New Jersey.
Dinner will be served in the farm's historic barn. Guests will be entertained during dinner with the delightful music of Charlie Fry; followed by an outdoor concert with the Klinger McFry Band. Band members are: Dan Klinger on violin, mandolin and vocals; Rich McCauslin on guitar and vocals; Charlie Fry on bass, mandolin and vocals; and John Tschopp on keyboards, penny whistle, boudrain and vocals. The band puts their own twist on classic songs from all genres of music, playing songs that range from Hank Williams Sr. to Fleetwood Mac.
IN MEMORIAM: This dinner is dedicated to Chef Walter Scheib (1954-2015), who loved Beech Springs Farm.