The Feast of the Epiphany, January 5 at Cafe Degas features food from the garden as well as locally sourced food that adheres to the Slow Food mission.
Fritz Esker of the Mid-City Messenger attended December’s FSJNA meeting and reported the following info learned there:
Cafe Degas will host the Feast of the Epiphany Dinner on January 5th to benefit the Faubourg St. John Community Garden.
The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $100 per person. Each dish will feature one ingredient from the Ark of Taste, a program created by the Slow Food Foundation to preserve indigenous foods from around the world.
The five-course meal will be prepared by chef Laurent Rochereux of Cafe Degas and Joseph Turley featuring local ingredients, including some grown in the Faubourg St. John Community Garden, located at the corner of North Dupre and St. Philip.
What you can expect:
Specialty Ark ot Taste* cocktail
Louisiana Mirliton* crab soup
FSJ Garden Fresh Salad with a Louisiana Satsuma* vinaigrette
BBQ Gulf Shrimp* & Grits
Boeuf Bourguignon, made with Pineywoods Cattle* beef
Galette du Rois with Creole Cream Cheese* and Louisiana Strawberry* preserves
Limoncello made with Meyers Lemons*
Diners will have their choice of red or white wine with the dinner.
The Slow Food Ark of Taste* is an international list of heritage foods that are at risk of extinction.
The garden is owned by Parkway Partners, a non-profit dedicated to establishing community gardens. Slow Food New Orleans, an organization whose goal is to provide healthy, environmentally friendly food for all, handles daily operations.