Blackwood Farm-to-Table Dinners

Perennial Farm-to-

Table Dinners

Blackwood’s Winter Farm Dinner on December 4th is our second of the year. Throughout this year, we’ve had the honor of having award-winning chefs like Chef Mayank of Musaafer and Top Chef Sasha Grumman take inspiration from our land for their own signature dinners and welcome new friends to Blackwood. Now, we look forward once again to the familiar comfort of fine dining with Chef Cade Conlon.

Chef Cade has created a five-course menu reflecting what inspires us every day: a love of blending tradition and experimentation, seasonal eating in a region with quirky seasons, and honoring the fruits of regenerative agriculture practice for us as individuals and as a collective. There’s no better way to celebrate the season and enjoy a meal from our late Fall harvest. Our Winter Farm Dinner on Saturday, December 4th will also feature an educational wine program and pairing from Erick Navas, wine enthusiast and Managing Director of Central City Co-Op. See more details and the full menu further below!

2021 Winter Farm Dinner | SOLD OUT

With Chef Cade Conlon of Longspoon Catering & Education

When: Saturday, December 4th, 2021 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Blackwood Educational Land Institute
$195/person, paired wine and tax included.

Following our sold-out Fall Farm Dinner, we are gathering once again to celebrate the season and honor the late Fall harvest this Saturday, December 4th from 4:30 to 8:30 PM with an unforgettable five-course fine dining experience with Chef Cade Conlon of Blackwood Educational Land Institute and Longspoon Catering & Education.

The evening will begin with a walk through the fields to appreciate the wonders of the 🌿 elder tree with a tasting of our delicious elderberry goods, followed by a 🔥 fireside reception with 🍷 wine education and tasting. 🍝 Then, we sit down for five phenomenally inspired dishes ranging from the first course’s anise hyssop cavatelli to the final course’s Point Reyes mousse and persimmon gelée. Don’t miss our last farm-to-table dinner of this banner year!

Vegetarian menu available upon request. The dinner will have both indoor and outdoor seating options, with our indoor option in our spacious Gathering Hall with the windows open. Dinner tickets are $195 per person and include wine and tax. Proceeds from Blackwood Living events support the non-profit educational mission of Blackwood Educational Land Institute.

Our Winter Farm Dinner Menu

1st Course
Anise hyssop cavatelli, French sorrel with pickled turmeric leaves and pan-seared scallop

2nd
Grilled baby green hearts with smoked duck, Indigo Cherry Drop clouds, and hazelnuts

3rd
Sous vide wild boar, bourbon-braised and charred wild rice with pickled okra and nasturtium

4th
Wood fire-roasted pheasant with lacinato kale and sweet potato in a rich Guajillo cherry sauce

5th
Point Reyes mousse and persimmon gelée with a pine nut, pecan, and red corn crust, roselle honey, and fresh figs

The educational wine program at our Winter Farm Dinner will be led by our dear friend Erick Navas, a wine enthusiast and collector, will join us to talk about his recent Sonoma County harvest and wine making internship. He will briefly introduce the wines that were selected to pair with our farm dinner. The Managing Director of the Central City Co-Op, Erick also sits on the Houston Symphony Wine Dinner and Auction Committee, an annual fundraiser for the Houston Symphony and Houston’s premier wine event.

What we eat and how we grow it affects every aspect of our lives – our health, our brains, our hearts, our bodies – and our connection to one another. The work at Blackwood is a visionary template for food and food systems for Houston and for every community that prioritizes the fundamental well being of its citizens.

Chris Knapp

CEO at Collaboration Capital