Thursday, November 30, 2023

Swank Farms is banking on it


Yes. You can bank on the most delicious Sunday of your life this weekend—the second-to-last Swank Farms brunch benefitting the Palm Beach County Food Bank. We know the weather will be spectacular—but how about the cooking? First of all, the chefs: Janderyn Makris, pastry chef /owner, Earth and Sugar, Palm Beach; Larry LaValley, culinary director, 3800 Restaurant, Singer Island; Conor Hanlon, chef de cuisine, The Dutch, Miami Beach; Sharithma Almodovar, executive chef, Fratelli Lyon at the Norton Museum, Palm Beach. And the glamorous gourmet herself, Stephanie Miskew, will be guest sommelier.  Jodi Swank, farm queen and the hostess for these remarkable brunches, unveiled the menu, which begins with Parmesan cheese crisps from Old School Bakery (does anyone else swoon over these? I buy them every Saturday at the Delray green market and they never make it home), followed by a salad so fresh it should be slapped with Swank Farm greens and local mozzarella, then grilled spiny lobster, pork loin wrapped in Prosciutto—all followed by the kind of dessert you just want to marry.

I have raved on and on about these brunches—and I do not exaggerate. This is where people who appreciate great local food and inspired chefs will be this Sunday. There are only 20 seats left so make your reservations now.

We’ll see you there. I will be the one standing in the fields with a spanky little cocktail—with all the other Swank Farm fans—waiting for the magic to begin!

When:  Sunday, March 9, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Swank Farms, 14311 N Road, Loxahatchee, 561/202-5648

Cost: $155, adults only


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