An evening for foodies interested in foraged food with a special silent auction of one-of-a-kind food experiences in Southern Illinois.
Explore the world of foraged food and drink with Chef Rob Connoley, owner of Squatters Cafe in St. Louis and the forthcoming restaurant Bulrush. Chef Connoley is a James Beard-nominated chef for his work at the Curious Kumquat in Silver City, New Mexico, and author of Acorns and Cattails: A Modern Foraging Cookbook of Forest, Farm, and Field. Chef Connoley will discuss his extensive foraging experience and how he has used acorns in food, preparing them in three dishes:
Acorn financiers with dotomoruk (Korean acorn jelly)
Thai-seasoned acorn croquettes
Acorn tortilla tacos
Each dish will be expertly paired with three beers from Scratch Brewing Company, including one made with fermented acorns–a unique process not before used in brewing. Chef Connoley will also be available to discuss and sign copies of his book. Chef Talk is a unique tasting and discussion event with some of the brightest minds in food in the Midwest, hosted by Food Works and Scratch Brewing Company.
And be ready to duel it out that evening at a silent auction for four incredible items for Southern Illinois foodies!
The event is in the Snake Room at the acclaimed Scratch Brewery in Ava, IL at 264 Thompson Rd.
Tickets are $25 for the public; $20 for Food Works members.
Get tickets early. Space is limited.