Dinner on Creek is a radically local fine dining experience – an exploration of deeply local and deeply artistic cuisine presented by culinary alchemist Adam Burke.
Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and with Michelin Star kitchen experience, Adam will be practicing his craft and offering a farm to fork dinner in an intimate setting using exclusively local ingredients. As those of you who were able to be with us for our August dinner know, local food is something we take seriously here on Clear Creek!
When we say “radically local” what we mean is that every ingredient is rooted (which is the origin of the word “radical”) in this same land we inhabit. In some circles, the phrase “local food” is used to include anything for hundreds of miles around, but we’re drawing things much closer to home. Most ingredients come directly from our gardens where the dinner will be held, while others such as the pasture-raised meat, honey, and wine come from close friends and community members. Each ingredient holds a story and roots our guests in place.
As the evening unfolds, guests will enjoy a multitude of courses, each introduced in such a way as to reveal those stories of connection. To preview the working menu, please scroll down or click here (and zoom in.)
The meal will take place on the beautiful Clear Creek Schoolhouse grounds just seven miles from Berea. During the chillier months of the year we serve dinner in the schoolhouse itself, a beautiful centenarian building that has been restored as a venue for a diversity of cultural events. The natural acoustics of the space will lend themselves to the live music that will accompany the meal; we hope to delight all of your senses!
When reserving your ticket, please let us know whether you’d prefer the omnivorous or vegetarian alternatives. We ask for a minimum donation of $95 per person, with the option of wine pairings for $110. Proceeds support the continuing work of building resilient and ecological food systems and the educational opportunities we’re able to offer as a result. Tickets may be purchased online at http://dinneronthecreek.brownpapertickets.com/, with twelve seats available. Consider arriving around 5:00 if you’d like to explore the gardens and grounds (a guided tour will begin at 5:20), with dinner being served at 6:00. This is a slow food experience, with ample opportunity to linger over the flavors–so please anticipate being with us for several hours.
We’re excited for you to join us in this opportunity to remember that eating is an ecological act, and that far from being a limitation, bringing our food choices closer to home can be an exquisite sensory experience that grounds us in place and community!
To view photos of our August Dinner on the Creek, please visit our gallery. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and thank you again for being passionate about local food and for your interest in this series.