Special Events

Save the Date for our wonderful 2015 events!

2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner
May 31st 2015

Riverbend’s second annual Farm To Table Dinner will take place under a tent at the highest point on our preserve in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania.

About our Chef
Alex Garfinkel, executive chef of AG Catering, has spent the last decade developing his talents at a collection of iconic eateries.

He opened his career at the pinnacle of French cuisine in Philadelphia, receiving a Francophile influence from his time at the acclaimed Le Bec Fin and Lacroix. He further honed his talents at Morimoto and Amada, where he learned food preparation and presentation in the distinct styles of two Iron Chefs. He then traveled abroad to Spain, studying traditional Spanish tapas & molecular gastronomy during a year working under Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz — one of the top 10 restaurants in the world.

In the course of his journeys, Alex has learned the techniques of an incredible variety of ethnic cuisines, which he mixes expertly into inventive and inspirational dishes — with special consideration for locality, seasonality & sustainability.

Back by popular demand, Alex will again serve us the freshest seasonal dishes created specially for this event.

About our Entertainment
Ian Knauer is a chef and author based in Stockton, New Jersey. There he founded The Farm Cooking School as a space where cooks of all levels can come together to learn and enjoy great food and community.

Ian honed his cooking skills in the world-renowned test kitchens of Gourmet Magazine for almost a decade before returning to his family's farm in Pennsylvania where he wrote a cookbook (The Farm: Rustic Recipes for a Year of Incredible Food) and a television show, also called The Farm, which airs on PBS and Hulu.

After over a year of searching for the perfect location, he found Tullamore Farms, a working cattle and lamb farm in Stockton, New Jersey. The Farm Cooking School is a destination for communal cooking, learning and eating the freshest foods sourced directly from Tullamore and other near-by farms.

Ian will join us during our dinner to talk about cooking, his work and his book.

Be a Riverbend Farm to Table Sponsor

All sponsors receive special recognition at all 2015 special events as well as on our website and social media pages.

Epicurean Sponsor $2,500 (table sponsorship includes 8 tickets)
Gourmet Sponsor $1,000 (table sponsorship includes 4 tickets)
Artisan Sponsor $500 (sponsorship includes 2 tickets)
Individual Guest $125

If you would like to be put on the waiting list for tickets, please email lmatthew@riverbendeec.org.


Thanks to our Sponsors!



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