Our friends at Crave magazine are pairing more than 30 Columbus-area restaurants with local meat, dairy and produce farmers for special menus that will be available only Aug. 10-19.
We’ve chosen especially delicious-sounding menu items from five of the restaurants participating in Farm to Plate Week; each menu contains at least 70 percent local products. You might be pleasantly surprised at some of the names you see supporting local farmers.
Farm to Plate Week happens in conjunction with Local Matters’ fourth annual Local Foods Week. Visit the Sensory Overload blog for more details on Local Foods Week.
7148 Muirfield Dr., Dublin
Bellfontaine Pan Seared Loin Pork Chop: The pork chop is paired with peach and apple salsa along with apple cider from Laurelville Fruit Farm and a corn fritter. The pork is courtesy of Bluescreek Farm Meats. The fruit, tomatoes and corn come from Jacquemin Farms and Yutzy’s Farm Market.
What else is on the menu? Fresh Mozzarella and Sliced Tomatoes; Seasonal Fruit and Ice Cream in Pastry Shell
Price: $17.95 for three courses
2820 Nottingham Rd., Upper Arlington
Jerk Rubbed Pulled Chicken Sandwich: The chicken comes from Gerber’s Poultry and includes Adobo sauce with Ohio maple syrup, L.W. Randles Amish cheddar, homemade avocado ranch and your choice of a side.
What else is on the menu? Prince Edward Island Mussels; Heffelfinger Farms Pork Tenderloin; Ohio Proud 8-Ounce Filet Mignon
Price: $9.50 to $29, a la carte
T. Murray’s Bar and Kitchen
560 S. High St., German Village
Ohio Pork Tenderloin: Blue Ribbon Meats will be supplying the tenderloin, which will be paired with an Oyo whiskey and Ohio peach chutney, crispy polenta cake and local green beans from Fischer Produce.
What else is on the menu? Beef Carpaccio; Local Ohio Caprese Salad; Local Frisee Salad; Ohio Chicken Roulade; Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta
Price: $31 for three courses
Moretti’s of Upper Arlington
2124 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington
Eggplant Lasagna: Cavatelli pasta with grilled chicken from Blue Ribbon Meats and tossed with pesto and vegetables supplied by Arena Produce
What else is on the menu? Summer Salad; Gazpacho; Tuscan Gouda Mac N Cheese; Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Price: $18 for three courses
1835 Polaris Parkway, Polaris
Ohio Mud Pie: Vanilla ice cream from Johnson’s Real Ice Cream with praline pecans, peanut butter, chocolate crust and whipped cream.
What else is on the menu? Caprese Salad; Mixed Berry Salad; Lake Erie Walleye; Tournedos Chasseur Ohio Beef Tenderloin; Berries and Cream
Price: $6.95 to $24.95, a la carte