Celebrate spring with “Feast in the Field with Chef David Krog” April 14 at Rose Creek Farms in Selmer, Tennessee.
Krog, former executive chef at Interim Restaurant, will prepare a five-course meal, which will showcase the bounty of local farms, including Rose Creek Farms, an organic farm owned by Ray and Ashley Tyler.
“Ray and I have been talking about doing this dinner for over a year and there never was time,” Krog said. “We couldn’t put it together. But the time has come. The idea behind it is to showcase the stuff we were using in the restaurant. Not too often are you going to eat vegetables from a farm on the farm. With vegetables that have been out of the ground for hours.”
Also included in the event will be Bluff City Fungi in Memphis, Sweet Magnolia, a gelato company in Clarksdale, Miss.; and Marmilu Farms in Jackson, Tenn. - all businesses that bear on Krog’s future plans.
“Amanda (Krog’s wife) and I are going to open a restaurant run by us. A family-owned business. We like to surround ourselves with other family-owned businesses that are passionate about what they are doing. These are small businesses run by families with children - moms and dads and everything - going out there to give their best every day. We want to showcase their work.”
The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and a tour of Rose Creek Farms. Each course will be paired with a boutique wine chosen by Blake Parish of Memphis.
“I will guarantee that everything you eat that day is local. The vegetables you are going to eat will come from that farm or close to us. Within 100 miles. And we’ll have a discussion about where everything comes from that day. And there will be some of those farmers that are involved with us on site to talk about their farms.
“It’s a discussion. It’s a dinner. It’s good people.”