Our Harvest Dinner: Pork and The PA Wine Excellence Winners

Slow Food event5 September 2012
Slow Food Harrisburg welcomes fall at its annual Meet the Producers dinner and fundraiser. The reception and dinner will begin at 6:00 PM on September 28 at the Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).

Instructor Chef Autumn Patti, Chef Scott McKenzie and the students of the Culinary Arts Program at HACC will will transform locally-grown fruits, vegetables and pork into a sumptuous seasonal banquet.

This year’s protein not only provides the Culinary Arts students with a wide canvas to demonstrate their talents, but it also benefits members of the East End Livestock 4H Club, of Juniata County.

We’ll also highlight the fruits of the vine with wines to complement each course. This year, we feature the outstanding wines of Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery, winners at this year’s Pennsylvania Wine Excellence competition.

To tie it all together, the ripe, luscious fruit of late summer and autumn will be celebrated creatively throughout the dinner. Come meet our producers and savor food grown with love, prepared with passion and enjoyed with good cheer!

Our Menu:

Hors D’ouevres reception-

Open-faced Pork Wrangler Sliders with an Espresso Barbecue Sauce, Bacon, and Fried Onion

Pork Rib Wellingtons with a Mushroom Duxelle

Apple and Gruyere Tartlets

Pork Sausage with a Whole Grain Mustard and Apple Relish

Pork Tenderloin Crostinis with an Apple Pear Chutney


Roasted Apple and Butternut Squash Soup ( student, Rachael Powell’s, recipe)

Bread- Rustic French Bread with an Apple Maple Butter and an Herbed Butter


Spinach Salad with a Hot Pecan Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette


Sweet and Sour Pork Loin stuffed with a Peach and Cranberry Compote. Served with roasted carrots and beets, and a goat cheese polenta


Apple Creme Brulee, a cinnamon and nutmeg creme brulee baked in an apple and served with a cider caramel sauce and candied apple peel

For payment by check: Make the check out to “Slow Food Harrisburg” and mail it to 349 Oak Drive , New Cumberland, PA 17070. Payment must be received by the deadline. Payment by credit card Click here.

Seating is limited.  The deadline for reservations is Monday, September 24,2012.

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