Submitted by Jim Wozniak
The University of Tusculum, in partnership with Rural Resources, will host a farm-to-table dinner on Thursday, October 21 at the Doak House Museum featuring items grown at Doak House and Rural Resources.
“This event is a great opportunity to spend a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying a delicious meal cooked in a different way,” said Dr. Peter Noll, Associate Professor of Public History and Museum Studies. “We are excited to partner with Rural Resources and use local ingredients on the menu and know the community will appreciate the ambiance. “
The evening begins at 5.30 p.m. with a meet-and-greet. Diners will be seated between Doak House and the academy building at 6:00 p.m. and will be served soup as their first course at 6:15 p.m.
The main course will be served at 6.30 p.m. followed by a pumpkin sorbet dessert. The menu will include a pork loin stuffed with apples, cranberries and walnuts, pork belly with Brussels sprouts, pumpkin soup with curry, red corn pudding, carrots, asparagus and potatoes. Earth. Local peppers, transformed into jam, will be served with appetizers during the meeting. Honey from the beehives on the Doak House grounds will be spread over the pork loin and will be used as a sweetener in unsweetened tea at mealtime.
Meal preparers will accommodate special dietary requests.
“We are confident that our guests will appreciate the change of pace offered by this uniquely constructed meal in a beautiful setting,” said Rush Bakshi, Head of Rural Resources. “We are delighted to be working closely with Tusculum on this event and anticipate that this meal will generate increased interest among our guests for the use of local ingredients in foods prepared for their families and friends. This is an event not to be missed for the community.
After the meal, you can enjoy the land with s’mores at the newly installed fire pit. This will give them an additional opportunity to converse with other guests and representatives of Tusculum and Rural Resources.
Wayne Thomas, dean of the Tusculum College of Civic and Liberal Arts, will be the master of ceremonies. Dr Scott Hummel, president of the university, will offer a welcome, and Dr David Gonzalez, director of the Tusculum orchestras, will conduct a three-string quartet at Doak House.
Noll will share more details about the grounds and explain the many new developments at the Doak House, including food cultivation and the construction of a new trail.
The meal, which is part of the Tusculum Homecoming celebration, costs $ 50 per person and the proceeds go to the Doak House Museum and Rural Resources. The seats are limited. The outfit is casual evening wear. To register, visit https://go.tusculum.edu/homecoming/2021-homecoming– registration form / and select Farm to Table from the list of events.
The deadline is Tuesday, October 19.