Menu Preview for Homestead Harvest on October 26


On October 26, Grande Lakes Orlando will host Homestead Harvest, a one-night-only food and beverage event at Whisper Creek Farm to benefit Fleet Farming. Visit the event’s website to purchase tickets ($135/per person) and see a complete list of chefs and sponsors; a sneak peek of the evening’s menu is below.

James Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig
Wood-grilled octopus with black-garlic skordalia and roasted beets; lamb kofta with quince yogurt and dill pesto

Elek Kovacs, The Osprey Tavern
Pickled shrimp with chili-citrus marinade and garden vegetables; pheasant with local rice grits and corn succotash

Paula DeSilva, Burlock Coast at Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale
Palmetto Creek pork belly with truffle grits and collards; wahoo crudo with pickled heirloom tomatoes and chili peppers

John Janucik, The Kitchen at Whisper Creek
Deviled duck egg with lobster, house bacon, mustard aioli and chili; smoked short rib with butternut squash pierogi, local mushrooms, sour cream espuma and horseradish crumbs

Kenny Gilbert, Top Chef 
Smoked alligator ribs with South Carolina BBQ sauce; Brussels sprout slaw with pickled raisins, peppers and pecans

Sebastien Thieffine, Ritz-Carlton Naples
Florida Keys honey millefeuille with candied raspberries and crunchy pistachios; chocolate chip cookies; brownie bars with salted-butter caramel ice cream and vanilla-bean gel

Scott Pizzo, Highball & Harvest
Whiskey shooter; Argentinian roasted suckling pig and charred pumpkin

Stanley Miller, Lightkeepers at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Lamb and chorizo empanadas with olives, raisins and pimiento; chilled heirloom tomato and melon “tea” with popcorn, avocado and lemon oil

Kathleen Blake, The Rusty Spoon
Deviled eggs; duck mortadella