Preview: Crave Farm to Plate Week

  • Ohio pork tenderloin at T. Murray's
By Jessica Salerno
From the August 9, 2012 edition

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.

Mary Kelley’s

7148 Muirfield Dr., Dublin

614-760-7041

marykelleys.com

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

Gallo’s Kitchen

2820 Nottingham Rd., Upper Arlington

614-754-8176

gallosfoodgroup.com

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

614-824-2301

tmurrays.com

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

614-486-2333

morettisofarlington.com

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

Polaris Grill

1835 Polaris Parkway, Polaris

614-431-5598

polarisgrill.com

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