Oyster Club and Bank Square Books present a multicourse author dinner with drink pairings featuring award-winning chef Matt Jennings. Jennings will present offerings from his new cookbook Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots. Dinner and discussion will take place at Stone Acres Farm in Stonington, CT. The event will be held outdoors and will begin with cocktails at 4:00 p.m. Guests should dress comfortably for the weather and have appropriate farm footwear. Tickets for this event are $182.50 and include a hardcover copy of Matt's new cookbook along with food and drink. Cost of the event includes taxes, fees, and server gratuities. Space is limited, so please reserve your tickets early.
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10% of ticket sales will be donated to Hurricane Irma relief in support of past Oyster Club cook, dear friend and current cook at Townsman, Edgard Hunt. Edgard's family restaurant on Tortola was devastated by the recent hurricane, and we are dedicated to helping his family repair, rebuild and relight the cooking fires. We thank you for your support. Learn more here.
In his debut cookbook, chef Matt Jennings honors the iconic foods of his heritage and celebrates the fresh ingredients that have come to define his renowned, inventive approach to cooking. Jennings is a culinary innovator known for his unexpected uses of traditional northern ingredients (maple syrup glazes a roasted duck; molasses and cider barbecue sauce makes the perfect accompaniment to grilled chicken wings; carbonara takes on a northern slant with the addition of razor clams). With over 100 vibrant, ingredient-driven recipes—including modern spins on New England staples like clam chowder, brown bread, and Boston cream whoopie pies, as well as beloved dishes from Jennings’s award-winning restaurant, Townsman—Homegrown spotlights a trailblazing chef and pays homage to America’s oldest cuisine.
About Matt Jennings
With four James Beard Foundation Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, three Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food & Wine’s 40 Under 40 Big Thinkers in America list, chef Matt Jennings is recognized nationally for his bold, lusty cooking, and his dedication to New England artisan and seasonal ingredients. After a decade of success with his restaurant Farmstead in Providence, Rhode Island, Jennings returned to his native city of Boston, Massachusetts, in February 2015 to open Townsman. The restaurant is a New England brasserie that pays homage to his deep roots in the area, showcasing his commitment to locality and love of the Northeast. Townsman was named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants in America; USA Today named it one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the country; and Food & Wine included Townsman in their list of 10 Restaurants of the Year. Jennings’s first book, Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots, will be published October 17, 2017.