My dining card has been pleasantly full this week, and it seems I'm not alone. At the Worthington Inn on Tuesday night, I was disappointed when our server didn't hand us a list of their special Crave Farm to Plate offerings-until we were told the menu was so popular they had run out of most items. It was certainly a bittersweet moment (as I am still craving those masa-dusted fried green tomatoes), but one I will gladly accept. And, thankfully, we were still able to get a taste of a few specials, namely a silky house-made pappardelle with eggplant ragu and braise pork, and a not-too-sweet classic Buckeye dessert with double-chocolate cake, homemade peanut butter ice cream and a rich Belgian chocolate sauce.
And as if that wasn't incentive enough, here's one more: Show us where you are eating on Instagram using the hashtag #cravecbus, and you could win a $50 gift card to a participating Farm to Plate restaurant. Plus, one lucky Instagramer's food shot will be selected to run in the winter issue of the magazine. Not sure where to go? Visit cravefarmtoplate.com for a full list of restaurants and menus.
If you want to follow my dining out adventures, be sure to follow me at @CraveEditor on Instagram and Twitter. I've got a sampling of my favorite Farm to Plate dishes on the blog today, including:
-The Crave Courtland Cucumber, the event's refreshing signature cocktail available at most participating restaurants with OYO Vodka, fresh muddled cucumber, simple syrup, fresh-squeezed lime juice
-Honey Rock Melon Salad at Latitude 41 with feta, rosemary (straight from our rooftop garden) and chili
-Starters at Explorers Club: Tamales De Argentina filled with potato, hard-cooked eggs and green olives with a sweet and spicy house salsa; and Provoletta Asado (like cheese on a stick!) with marinated grilled provolone, heirloom tomatoes and a green olive tapenade.
-And, of course, the Buckeye Sundae from the Worthington Inn
This is just a small sampling of the delicious dishes coming out of kitchens this week. And there are plenty more to come!