Feast at the Farm

Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00pm

Bridlewood Farm
8318 NW 90th Terrace, Ocala, FL 34482

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Feast at the Farm $250
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This collaborative dinner by award winning chefs, Katie Button and Anthony Lamas is set on one of the most successful thoroughbred farms in the United States. 
www.bridlewoodfarm.com

About Chef Katie Button:
chef-katie-buttonChef Katie Button is a Southern chef with a scientific mind who honed her craft in the kitchens of some of the world’s best chefs, most notably Ferran Adrià and José Andrés. She is now the executive chef and co-owner of Cúrate Bar de Tapas and Nightbell in Asheville, North Carolina. Button and her restaurants have earned world-wide recognition and accolades, she was a semi-finalist for the James Beard Rising Star Chef award from 2012-2014 and was a finalist in 2014, and also received a nomination for Best Chef Southeast in 2015. Chef Button was one of Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2015 and hosted an international television series, The Best Chefs in the World. Chef Button is also a member of the Williams Sonoma Chefs’ Collective, a culinary advisory board made up of innovators in the culinary landscape.

Chef Button has become known for her unique blend of food cultures (Spanish and Southern). In October 2016, she released her first cookbook, Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen, offering up recipes for home cooks that celebrate her love of Spain and Southern heritage. With forewords by Ferran Adrià & José Andrés — Katie Button evangelizes a new cuisine and shares techniques and flavors learnt in the kitchens of both El Bulli and her Southern grandmother.
www.heirloomhg.com/about-hhg/

 

About Chef Anthony Lamas:
Anthony Lamas’ roots in the Latin culinary tradition run deep, as he found his passion for food while working in his family’s Spanish restaurant as a child. Likewise, his mother’s heirloom recipes sparked his interest in the cuisine of his Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage. By helping to prepare meals on the family farm and participating in Future Farmers of America, Lamas was practicing the “farm to table” philosophy before it was a national movement. To pursue his dream of becoming a professional chef, Lamas trained with the San Diego Culinary Apprenticeship Program and worked with Jeff Tunks at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Under Tunks’ tutelage, Lamas explored West Coast flavors while developing Pacific Rim recipes, and he credits the acclaimed chef as his mentor.

In 1992, Lamas discovered Louisville, Kentucky as an emerging culinary destination, and he moved there with the dream of cooking with leading local talent while working toward opening his own restaurant. His style of cooking was unique to the area, and in 2005 he opened Seviche to rave reviews. Early accolades included Lamas being named a “Top Chef to Watch” by Louisville Magazine. Seviche has consistently maintained a four-star rating from the Louisville Courier-Journal. The most recent rating from local food critic Robin Garr is an impressive 99 points, and the culinary expert says of the restaurant: “I head over there as often as I can, and I recommend Seviche highly to out-of-town visitors as one of Louisville’s best, with Latino flair that proves our city’s exciting culinary scene is about much more than fried chicken, “Southern” fare and Hot Browns.”

Lamas has also garnered significant national attention for Seviche. He has cooked at the James Beard House five times, and he was honored as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Southeast award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.” John Mariani of Esquirehas said, “Seviche has emerged as one of America’s best and most innovative Nuevo Latino restaurants with plenty of the chef’s personality in every dish. If you have time for one meal in Louisville, make it Seviche.” In 2011, Lamas won the title of Extreme Chef on the hit Food Network show where he created a wedding menu with $99 worth of ingredients from a 99 cent store. Seviche was named one of “ten great places for Latin flavor and flair” by USA Today in 2009, and this accolade was followed by a feature on Latina.com that named Lamas as a “leader of the Latin food revolution” alongside chefs like Douglas Rodriguez and Jose Garces in 2010. Southern Living, Food Arts, Bon Appétit and Wine Spectator have also showcased Lamas’ talent.
www.sevicherestaurant.com/chef.html

Attire: Country chic. The venue is a working farm so we encourage you to use care in selecting footwear that allows you to walk on grass and uneven pavement.

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FAQ’s

Where will the festival events take place?
Check individual event listings to identify the various locales where events will be held throughout Ocala/Marion County. In a few event instances, the locales will not be disclosed until tickets are purchased.

How do I attend the Ocala Culinary Festival?
All events require tickets, which can be purchased on this website as the event lineup is unveiled. Tickets for certain events will start to go on sale on November 1, 2017.

Can my diet restrictions be accommodated during festival events?
No. Unfortunately, the logistics of carrying off these events in various locales do not give chefs the room to be flexible with their menus. Chefs participating in the festival are given creative license to serve whatever inspires them—without the need to anticipate various diet restrictions.

What happens if an event is sold out?
Tickets are very limited, especially in regards to some of the smaller, more intimate festival experiences. We encourage you to consider other events in the lineup if your first choice gets sold out. If an event has been sold out and you’d like to have your name added to a wait list in case we have a cancellation, please feel free to email us this request at [email protected].

What should I wear?
Check each individual event listing for suggestions on attire.

Can I bring my children to the festival?
We love children! However, we cannot allow anyone under 21 to attend the festival.

What is the Grand Tasting?
The casual grand finale to the festival will be held in downtown Ocala, Florida. For one price, festivalgoers will be allowed in to meet one on one with chefs who have participated in the festival and eat and drink the best the festival has to offer.

Festival Rules

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the festival events—no infants or toddlers.

No animals are allowed at any of the festival events.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Events go on rain or shine.

Tickets are non-transferrable without written permission of festival management. To make an inquiry for permission to transfer tickets, email [email protected]