Thursday, April 18, 2024

Swank Table is coming up! Get down on the farm!

Swank Table is here!

Yes, South Florida’s favorite farm-to table series of bucolic Loxahatchee dinners is back! And not a moment too soon. These always-sold-out Sunday farm dinners are held at Swank Farm in Loxahatchee and hosted by Jodi and Darrin Swank (above) —and a blockbuster line-up of the best chefs in the region, joined by sommeliers, pastry chefs, music and mixologists.  Most are from 4 p.m. to 8 pm; some are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are wonderful culinary experiences on a working hydroponic farm, and easily the most sought-after dining events of the season. These are adults only, rain or shine and each benefits a charity. Tickets ate $160 each—and sell out fast. Click here to reserve your seats—and here is a preview of what’s on tap:

December 6: “Annie Falk and Team Max Bring Hamptons’ Entertaining To The Farm.” This riff on chi-chi Hamptons style based on Falk’s book will feature Chef Dean Max of DJM Restaurants Inc., Paula Da Silva of 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale and Lauren DeShields from Market 17, Fort Lauderdale.

January 10: “Farm Market” will showcase specialty producers on premises as well as Tony Martindale from The Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, Michael Reidt of Pilgrim, Miami, and Nicole Gonzales of Dirt in Miami.

January 31; “The Year of the Monkey” celebrating the Chinese New Year will be hosted by Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak & Bar in Miami, Adonay Tafur of the Dutch, Miami and Alex Chang of Vagabond Restaurant & Bar, Miami.

February 28: “The Envelope Please…” with a nod to the red carpet will showcase Josh Thomsen of Eau Palm Beach Resort, Michael Hockman, Aioli, West Palm Beach, and Nick Martinkovic of Jereve at Emko.

March 6: “Gauchos Asados,” an Argentine Barbecue, will feature Wolfgang Birk of Area 31, Miami, Jason Pringle of db modern in Miami and Michael Fiorello of Beachcraft in Miami.

March 20: “American Artisans” will be hosted by Charles Carnes of Wellington’s The Grille, Adam Brown of The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens and Blake Malatesta of Delray’s 50 Ocean.

April 10: The popular annual “Diner En Blanc” when everyone dresses in white will feature Dena Marino of MC Kitchen in Miami, Sean Brasel of Meat Market of Palm Beach and Miami, and Janine Denetdeel of Talde in Miami.

April 24: “Three Little Pigs” will showcase heritage pork and chefs Jarod Higgins of Cut 432, Delray Beach, Chris Miracolo of S3 in Fort Lauderdale and Julia Ning of Station 5 in Miami.

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