A Farm-to-Table Affair: A 5-Course Meal Using Local Farm Ingredients

image001The Pee Dee Land Trust celebrated their 5th annual Bountiful Brunch Benefit at Darlington, South Carolina’s beautiful Melea Manning House on Lowther’s Lake. We had the privilege of teaming up with local farms to create an incredible menu for their 230 guests.
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The quail roulade with an oyster mushroom ductile and a blueberry reduction was one of the passed menu items with ingredients coming from Manchester Farms and Rebecca Farms. Our cheese plate saw a variety of local ingredients, such as goat cheese, pecans, chicken and figs. One of our classic southern dishes and the third course of the day, the Parmesan Chive Grits Cake, was topped with the freshest shrimp from Independent Seafood and grits from Carolina Plantation Rice. The sweet potatoes for our biscuits came from Ratley Farm and were topped of with the most delicious jam that came from field to jar from Sallie’s Greatest Jams. Our main course, the fourth course of the day, was pork belly provided by Carolina Heritage Farms! Other farms and food sources included Cashua Coffee, Maypop Free Range Chickens, Ward Richardson Honey, Ivory Wilson, Young Pecans, and Kevin Gowdy!
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A Heart for Charity

Celebrating a good cause, especially in our backyard, is one of our favorite things…

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Celebrating a good cause, especially in our backyard, is one of our favorite things. In late February, we had the honor of catering the 2016 Midlands Heart Ball at the incredible South Carolina State Museum. Guests celebrated the lives saved and improved due to the Heart Ball campaign raising over $51 million nationwide as they mingled over passed Ahi Tuna Nachos and Tomato Pie Tarts and enjoyed a meal of Braised Short Ribs, Seared Scallops and complimentary sides including a Mixed Green Salad and White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes at their tables. The night concluded with delicious bites of Blueberry Lavender Mousse, Dark Chocolate Tarts, Macarons and Petit Fors so guests could end on a sweet note! For more information on this wonderful cause, visit South Carolina’s American Heart Association page.
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SUMMERTON SOUTHERN SOIRÉE

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From the moment we heard our bride tell the story of her family farm and its rich history, we knew this was going to be a one-of-a-kind wedding. After Kristin told us “the address won’t show up in your GPS”, we knew we were in for one of our most memorable catering experiences. Naturally, we had to brainstorm a menu that perfectly complemented the simple southern Summerton charm and pleased our belle’s down-home tastebuds!

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The breathtaking reception started with passed Hors D’oeuvres such as deep fried catfish nuggets with cocktail and tartar sauces and gourmet grilled cheese paninis before guests were invited to indulge in the beef tenderloin carving station as well as the fried chicken with sweet potato fries station and the pasta station. Other favorites from the night were the dressed arugula salad in a light and refreshing citrus vinaigrette, the grilled vegetable display with a garlic chive aioli and a spread of artisan cheese and fresh fruit.

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And don’t you just love these gorgeous pictures by Megan Manus Photography? And the incredible wedding planning by Meagan Warren?