As we’ve written before, we’re big fans of the Culinary Vegetable Institute and its affiliates, Veggie U and The Chef’s Garden. We’re such big fans that we’re sending ALL TEN of our executive chefs up to CVI in Milan, Ohio, next weekend to prepare a meal like no other: an earth-to-table event called Beyond Barbecue Under the Stars.
Buy tickets here.
Once you read the menu below, you’ll be convinced it’s worth your time, and the drive. It’s going to be fun, delicious and will be set in a beautiful environment. Tickets won’t be available online past Wednesday, so act fast!
Eddie Merlot’s Veggie U BBQ Menu
Cucumber, Hibiscus, Miso, Pomegranate, Micro Wasabi
“Peas & Carrots” Chilled English Pea Soup, Sourdough, Rainbow Sorrel, Dragon Carrot
Baby Beets, Mizuna Greens, Micro Daikon, Frisse,
Goat Cheese Stuff Squash Blossoms, Toy Box Heirloom Tomato, Summer Squash Relish, Smoked Butter
Romanesco Cauliflower & Gruyere Grogeres
Sweet Corn Panna Cotta, Coconut, Lemon-Lime Basil, Popcorn Shoots
Whole Smoked Heirloom Pork
Root Beer BBQ, Watermelon Kim Chi, Herb Salt, Olive Oil
Grilled Bell & Evans Chicken
White Stone Grits, Popcorn Vinaigrette, Miso Peach Mustard, Micro Collards
Radish, Purslane, Lemon Oil, Grapefruit, Fennel
Wild Berry & Mr. Frye’s Rhubarb Pie in a Jar
Lemon Verbena, Whipped Ricotta, Honey