Swank Table Farm-To-Table Dinner Series Kicks Off Its Season With Seminole Hard Rock And Coconut Creek Casino's Culinary Crews
If you're looking for a good farm-to-table meal, head to Loxahatchee for a dinner that's as farm-to-table as it gets.
This growing season, Swank Farms in Loxahatchee Groves will be hosting a record-setting nine dinners as part of its Swank Table Series, which kicks off Sunday, Dec. 18.
The farm-to-table event series will launch with a collaborative dinner featuring chefs from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Seminole Coconut Creek Casino's top eateries. Tickets are still available at $160 per person. The Valentine's dinner in February, however, is already sold out.
The al fresco event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., includes a farm tour, a multi-course dinner served family-style, and live musical entertainment by local country duo White Acres, fitting of the rustic setting.
Sunday's roster of talent includes Kuro executive chef Alex Becker and pastry chef Ross Evans, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood chef Brian Doyle and sommelier Juan Horta, NYY Steak executive chef Matt Zappoli, and other members of the resort and casino's culinary teams.
Justin Wyborn, vice president of food and beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, said it's a special opportunity for the team to combine the culinary talent of both properties and to work with Swank Specialty Produce on a dinner that celebrates sustainable, local farming.
"We are all extremely happy and excited to be sharing this as a family," he said.
Guests can expect plenty of dishes using ingredients from Swank Farms, such as heirloom carrot salad, blistered tomato corn soufflé, baby beets with local burrata cheese, herb-crusted swordfish and more.
"Each of our talented chefs developed their portion of the menu based on their own culinary personality, while of course the farm and its produce being the star," Wyborn said.
Like all of the Swank Table dinners benefiting a charity, this weekend's "Big Flavors, Open Skies"-themed evening will support Fort-Lauderdale based nonprofit FLIPANY, which introduces Florida's youth to physical activity and nutrition.
To purchase tickets, visit the Swank Specialty Produce website here.
Here is the complete schedule of dinners for the 2016-2017 season:
Dec. 18 from 4-8 p.m. – Big Flavors, Open Skies
A night with Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and Coconut Creek Casino.
Jan. 8 from 4-8 p.m. – Farm Market
Benefits Friends of Mounts Botanical Gardens
Meet 8 specialty producers who will display and sell their products. Don't forget your biggest shopping bag and coolers.
Jan. 29 from 4-8 p.m. – The Year of the Rooster
Benefits Festival of the Arts Boca
Celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Feb. 11 from 6-10 p.m. – Valentine’s Dinner on the Farm with Jackson Family Wines
Feb. 19 from 4-8 p.m. – Macho Man, Bad Girls … A Throwback to the '70s
Benefits Palm Beach County Food Bank
Wear your favorite bell bottom jeans, hippie dresses, '70s wigs and dancing shoes.
March 12 from 4-8 p.m. – Gauchos Asados
Benefits Children’s Home Society
Enjoy an Argentine barbecue.
March 26 from 5-9 p.m. – Vegetable Love, An All-Vegetable Feast
Benefits The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County / Children’s Art Program
Celebrate the five arts: poetry, music, food, dance and art. (A meat option will be available.)
April 9 from 5-9 p.m. – 4th Annual Diner en Blanc
Benefits Caridad Center
Come dressed in white and bring candlesticks, candelabras, votives in glass, or any other candle holder you can think of to make the evening sparkle.
April 23 from 5-9 p.m. – The Three Little (Red Wattle) Pigs
Benefits Girls II Women
Feast on heritage pork at its best.
(Images via Facebook/Swank Table Farm Style Events)