Heading back out to the farms to prepare meals where the ingredients are grown ensures that Almond Palm Beach’s award-winning chefs stay true to themselves. Chef Jason Weiner and Chef Brendan Long focus on localism to elevate Almond Palm Beach dishes and ensure they make use of only the freshest ingredients.
These trips include Long’s cooking demonstration at Kai Kai Farm in Indiantown on Monday, Jan. 22, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Meanwhile, Weiner will return to Outstanding in the Field at Holman’s Harvest in Loxahatchee Groves on Saturday, Jan. 27, beginning at 2 p.m.
“Our guests know we love supporting the environment and the local economy in creative and delicious ways. These January events mirror Almond’s commitment to spreading the message of sustainability,” said Eric Lemonides, who co-owns the restaurant with Chef Jason Weiner and Lee Felty.
The event on Jan. 22 will be Long’s second appearance at Kai Kai Farm. The event celebrates one of Almond’s Friends and Growers, enabling the restaurant to source local food and curate delicious meals with the highest quality ingredients. The intimate and instructive demonstration dinner for a maximum of 50 guests will take place in a gorgeous, open-screened dining hall. Long will teach cooking techniques with a creative meal prepared in front of his guests including a Q&A, plus recipes. Wine service is not included, but guests may bring their own. Tickets are nonrefundable and available for $95 plus fees at www.eventeny.com. Search for “Almond Palm Beach.”
Weiner will return to Outstanding in the Field at Holman’s Harvest in Loxahatchee Groves for his 17th appearance at the annual event on Jan. 27. The event welcomes some of the world’s most renowned chefs and culinary artisans to cook in their field kitchens, which are dismantled after each dinner, leaving no trace on the land.
Outstanding in the Field started 25 years ago to connect diners to the origins of their food while celebrating the hardworking hands that feed. Holman’s Harvest, a small family farm in Loxahatchee Groves, is run by farmers Marty and Eliza Holman, who use permaculture practices to keep their soil healthy, their crops nutritious and their ecosystem thriving without synthetic herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.
This will be the fourth time the Holmans have hosted the Palm Beach County event. Guests will also be treated to a farm tour. To purchase tickets ($375 each), visit www.outstandinginthefield.com and click on “2024 Winter Tour” under “Ticketed Events.”
Outstanding in the Field was founded by Jim Denevan in 1999 as a radical alternative to the conventional dining experience. Beginning with a humble dinner on his brother’s farm, the roving restaurant without walls has reached all 50 U.S. states and 22 countries around the globe with tables set in vineyards, beaches, meadows, fishing docks and city streets in addition to a long list of organic and sustainable farms.
Almond Palm Beach serves hearty, seasonal dishes that reflect farm-to-table roots and highlight local ingredients. The restaurant, named after Chef Jason Weiner’s wife, features a simple menu with ingredients sourced from local farmers, along with the friendly, laid-back atmosphere and philosophy that the less a chef does to an ingredient, the better.
Visit Almond Palm Beach at 207 Royal Poinciana Way six days a week. To learn more, or make reservations, visit www.almondrestaurant.com.