Taste of Place & More

eno terraThe Stony Brook – Millstone Watershed Association is teaming up with Eno Terra Restaurant for the annual Taste of Place celebration on Sunday, July 15 from 2-6pm. This outdoor event takes place right next to the restaurant, alongside Kingston Lock, where the Delaware and Raritan Canal adjoins the Millstone River, which provides drinking water for 1.5 million New Jerseyans.

“We have a special tradition to thank them for all they do to help keep the water of central New Jersey clean and pure for everyone,” adds Eno Terra co-owner Raoul Momo.  “Once a year, when the farm fresh summer produce and grass-fed beef are at their finest, we invite everyone to feast outside with us to support the Watershed Association.  We feel there is no more noble environmental cause.”

The family event combines live music, games and arts and crafts for children with wood fired grilling, outdoor dining and farm fresh, locally produced foods that define the ‘Taste of Place` concept which has become so popular.

Taste of Place, Sunday July 15, 2-6pm rain or shine, $49 per adult (includes two drink tickets); $15 per child under 12 yrs.; Free under 5 yrs.  Call Eno Terra to reserve at 609-497-1777.

In other events…

Edible Jersey’s first annual Eat Drink Local week kicks off today through June 30.  See the site for details, some of our favorite places in the area have special menus to celebrate the publication’s fifth anniversary!

Farm to Fork dinners at elements restaurant return early for the Edible promotion, then continue through the summer, Monday-Thursday nights (3 courses for $39).

The Frog & The Peach also participates in EDL week, with a scrumptious menu ($35), check it out on their website – plus they continue through July 1.  That tilefish entrée sounds especially good to me!

They are busy, busy, busy over at Griggstown Quail Farm, with summer produce in full tilt, picnic lunches available, and the farm as proud as punch to host the Cabot Creamery bicycle farm tour for lunch just this past week.  The tour was kicked off on May 12 in Miami, Florida. The trip up the east coast is 2,300 miles and it culminates in Portland, Maine on July 7th, the International Day of Cooperatives (Cabot Creamery is a cooperative of family farms.)

At the recent Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC, the top five trends identified were Small Batch Mixers (for beverages), Local Global (local renditions of ethnic foods), Cookie Cracker Crunch (sweet-salty flavors), The New South (updated southern classics), and Chocolate Change Ups (chocolate in unusual places).  Other trends identified are pistachio, in butters and desserts; beer as an ingredient in jams, chocolates and crackers; coffee and chocolate combinations; and rosemary in sweets.

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