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Earth-to-Table: Quarry Hill Orchards

August 19 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This mid-summer gathering is the perfect celebration of our friends and neighbors as we invite the Gammie family- Bill, Jacque, Ben and Brooke of Quarry Hill Orchards to share their harvest, and their story, with ours.  The lessons of the family farm are many, and we welcome their perspectives on their generational transition and rooted history.

Our Earth to Table series take on a slightly different look and feel from the other events on our calendar. While everything we prepare here is truly micro-seasonal, this series focuses on the abundance of riches at a moment in time, with the focus on the ingredients and a sense of immediacy that brings genuine meaning to the phrase earth to table.

Served family style, the platters will brim with peaches, nectarines, brambles, early pears, and summer apples- all picked straight from the Orchards, still warm from the sun. Side by side on the menu will be the tomatoes, squash, beans – potentially the expression of the entirety of the 800 varieties of vegetables from the soil of The Chef’s Garden – full summer and early fall converging at the most bountiful time on the farm.

CVI Chef Jamie Simpson will prepare a multi-course dinner that pairs his creative vision with ingredients that have all travelled distances that we suppose could be measured in acres rather than miles.  Tables will be set outdoors, and dressed by first generation flower farmer Adrianne Gammie (Ben’s sister), with flowers grown from seed on the Quarry Hill grounds.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktails, Dinner begins at 7 pm.

$90 per person, plus tax and service charge.

We have stopped taking online reservations for this event. Please call 419-499-7500 to add your name to the list.

In addition, a full bar will be available featuring specialty cocktails, craft beers and a suggested wine tasting offered to pair with the menu.

Dietary Restrictions and Allergies: All menus at CVI are thoughtfully customized for each event and express the inspiration of the farm at a given moment. As such, they are subject to change, and alternative ingredients are generally not readily available. If anyone in your party has any serious dietary restrictions and/or allergies, please notify us within 48 hours of the event so we may properly accommodate with appropriate consideration of substitutions or omissions.

Dress Code: The dress code is casual at all of our events unless otherwise noted; we dress as if we are entertaining friends in our home.  Please note that the drive and parking lot are unpaved so may be dusty in dry weather or muddy in inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy: Payment information is taken at the time of reservation. Due to our size and the unique nature of each of our events, cancellations affect us greatly. We must receive notice of cancellation no less than 48 hours prior to the event for credit of your payment.

Photography is permitted, and sharing is encouraged. #EventsatCVI

For more information about this event, please contact the CVI at 419-499-7500 or by email at info@culinaryvegetableinstitute.com.


August 19
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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12304 Mudbrook Rd
Milan, OH 44846 United States
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