Oyster Club and Bank Square Books present a multicourse dinner with drink pairings featuring award-winning chef Matt Jennings, the author of Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots, and Oyster Club Executive Chef James Wayman at Stone Acres Farm. Expect a world class feast cooked over open fire on the farm!
Tickets include the price of dinner, drinks, 20% server gratuity, CT sales tax, and a hardcover copy of Matt's cookbook "Homegrown".
Saturday, October 14, 4pm
Stone Acres Farm*
385 North Main Street
Stonington, CT 06378
*This event will be taking place outside at Stone Acres Farm. Please dress warmly with appropriate farm footwear.
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. With four James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef: Northeast, three Cochon 555 wins, and a spot on Food & Wine’s 40 Big Food Thinkers 40 and Under list, Jennings is a culinary innovator known for his unexpected uses of traditional northern ingredients (maple syrup glazes a roasted duck; a 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 shines a spotlight on 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.