Farm To Table Dinner Celebrates Kentucky's Local Food Heroes


Kentucky, not just Louisville, cares about our local agricultural heritage. That’s why Seed Capital KY put together their Local Food Hero Awards. 2013’s winners included Ramsi Kamar of Raising Hope Organic Farm and Ramsi’s Cafe On The World, and to celebrate the three winners, Ramsi’s will host the Farm To Table dinner tomorrow night. It’s a limited event, and since it’s coming up fast you’d better grab tickets now.


Aside from Kamar’s win, the other two honorees are Mike Lewis of Gaining Ground Farm and Clay Turner of Turner Valley Farms. The four course meal will be comprised entirely of ingredients from the three winning farms, and proceeds will go to benefit the Lincoln Foundation. The winners were voted on by the public, and the purpose of the competition is to recognize some of the farmers who make the greatest impact on local food culture around the state. Seed Capital KY partners with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the city of Louisville to organize the contest, and they see the contest as yet another way to bring together the urban and rural parts of the state, which often exist in a strong disconnect.


The menu for Monday night looks amazing, and the lucky fifty people who land tickets are in for a treat.


Hors d’oeuvres


To be passed on trays

Weisenberger Mills sweet corn cakes with Red Clover pimento cheese, Spring Valley red pepper jelly and wisps of Broadbent’s country ham


Growing Warriors stuffed eggs with a tomato jam surprise


Raising Hope Organic smoked chicken liver duxelles, Evan Williams Bourbon apple butter, Kentucky Kenny’s white cheddar on crostini


On the Table


Breadworks Ciabatta

Amish butter: truffle, lavender and Hawaiian Red Alaea sea salt


Crudite Bouquet

A farmer’s romantic gesture: Slender raw haricot verts, yaya carrots, cucumber and peppers from Raising Hope Organic Farm and Turner Valley Produce in curry lime herb yogurt, with edible garnish from Ambrosia Farm.


Salad Course


Summer fruit Carpaccio

Crimson watermelon and Turner Valley Produce assorted heirloom tomatoes, lemon ginger vinaigrette, candied ginger, feta, Longview Organics micro greens and pink peppercorn


Main course


Raising Hope Organic chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese and Raising Hope Organic Farm baby Swiss chard, Weisenburger parmesan grits, red eye gravy with Turkish coffee and Kentucky bourbon, Lacinato kale and Courtney Farm poblano rajas, sweet pickled vegetables


Palate cleanser


From The Weekly Juicery




Chocolate pate, sweet corn gelato, Himalayan pink caramel, Spring Hollow Farm blueberry preserves with KY molasses, Taylor Hollow caramel popcorn, Kight’s spiced pecan dust


Menu courtesy of Ramsi’s Cafe On the World

Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Foundation

Cover photo courtesy of bulatova

About Brandon Vigliarolo
Brandon is a Michigan transplant, and has been working as a freelance writer since he arrived. He lives with his Girlfriend Hannah, Pico and Marionette the cats, and Marley the awkward greyhound.
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