Collaboration Vegetable Dinner (POSTPONED)
Husband/Wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby are the Chefs/ Owners of Vedge.
Chef Rich Landau has been at the forefront of the vegetarian dining scene since 1994 when he opened Horizons Café in Willow Grove. His mission has been to take the carnivore palate he grew up with and use it to translate vegetarian cuisine to a broader audience. During his more than 5 years at Horizons off South Street in Philadelphia, he continued to push the envelope of meatless cuisine. In 2009, he was invited to serve the very first vegan dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in Manhattan. He is proud to have helped shape the culinary landscape in Philadelphia and is excited to further raise the bar for vegetable cuisine.
Chef Kate Jacoby studied French and Sociology at Georgetown. In 2001, she joined Landau to throw her full support behind Horizons, the restaurant she had already grown to know and love as a customer. Her work on the line beside Landau helped hone her pastry skills and shaped her approach to desserts. As Pastry Chef, she strives to innovate vegan desserts and bring fresh ideas to rich, quality ingredients. In more recent years, her focus now includes the bar where she takes the same approach to the cocktail list. A Certified Sommelier, her appreciation and enthusiasm for wine is evident in the lovingly-selected wine list.
Landau and Jacoby are both Philadelphia natives. They spend any free time they have traveling to find inspiring natural beauty and to experience new food cultures. Their son, Rio Jacoby-Landau, was born in November of 2007. A self-proclaimed vegetarian, Rio has traveled extensively with his parents and never fails to impress them with his amazing palate and open-minded approach to food.
This April, Chef Danny Trace will host our first-ever Collaboration Farm Dinner with a Southern Drawl featuring local farms’ spring seasonals, already fixtures on Brennan’s of Houston menus.
Join us for a very special collaboration farm dinner featuring guest chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. This husband / wife duo of VEDGE Restaurant in Philadelphia has helped transform the landscape in vegetarian & vegan dining.
If you're a meat fan, don't fret; the James Beard Nominated, Chef Landau grew up with a carnivore palate and uses it to translate vegetarian to a broader audience.
Cost: $95 includes wine pairing (plus tax & gratuity)
Reception: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7 PM
Antipasto of Farmers Vegetables
Gumbo Z'Herbes Moderne Moondog Farm dino kale, mustard, collard & swiss chard greens, buttermilk fried okra and black garlic "sunset rice"
Fresh hearts of palm, avocado, capers, olives, saffron aioli
Roasted maitake mushroom, smoked remoulade, oyster mushroom "rockefeller" fritter
Cauliflower & Waffle Chicken fried with pimento cheese grits, sweet potato waffle and chicory coffee "black eye" pea gravy
Strawberry-Sorrel Bread Pudding, strawberry "quick", sorrel bon bon, pecan pesto