On Thursday, June 14th, Chef Ilan Hall, winner of Bravo TV’s Top Chef and Executive Chef Ryan Hardy of The Little Nell’s Montagna restaurant worked together to create a delicious lunch all in the name of a very good cause. Fifty per cent of the proceeds from the lunch will be donated to Food & Wine’s “Grow for Good” campaign, to benefit “Farm to Table.” “Farm to Table” is a national initiative dedicated to support local farms and also encourage sustainable agriculture. The luncheon was held in Aspen, Colorado.
The lunch was sold out. A three-course lunch featured chicken liver pate, chilled sorrel soup with smoked mackerel, Finocchiona salume, and panna cotta with strawberry rhubarb preserves. The lunch showcased Chef Hardy’s Rocky Mountain artisan cuisine and Chef Hall’s eclectic Mediterranean style.
Food & Wine’s “Grow for Good” campaign started to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. They are committed to raising $1 million to expand Farm to Table’s programs and services.