Five local chefs were challenged to create appetizers and entrées using only ingredients from Long Island’s land or waters.
They didn’t disappoint.
And that was the whole idea, to draw attention to our local food sources, as well as to raise funds for Homegrown Change, which will use the money to initiate gardening and sustainability projects in the Patchogue-Medford and South Country school districts, as well as at the Patchogue-Medford Library.
Greatepatchogue.com was the event’s media sponsor, with volunteers from St. Joseph’s College and elsewhere in the community helping serve the six courses, each of which were paired with a wine or craft beer from Blue Point Brewing Co., which had its head brewer on-hand.
photos courtesy of Benny Migs Photo
Jim Klein • Perabell Food Bar
Hirbin Manzanares • South Ocean Grill
Richard Lanza • Ristegio’s Restaurant & Lounge
Elmer Rubio • Chachama Grill
Lauren Lombardi (dessert) • Lombardi’s on the Ba