I love it when big ideas and brainstorming turn into a reality!
Last year I wrote a review about an amazing dining experience at Flow Bar + Restaurant in Jim Thorpe, PA.
Flow is a destination restaurant located in a circa 1800’s stone factory with an underground stream visible from the dining room. Meals are prepared fresh daily to reflect the season with our own in-house bakery.
The chef, upon my request for a vegan lunch, offered this inspired dish.
A bed of quinoa and spring peas ˜ Massaged kale, sautéed in white wine and tomatoes ˜ Two squash blossoms stuffed with cabbage and potato prepared in sake, brown sugar, garlic and ginger ˜ Three sauces to pull in sweet and savory: Thai chili sauce, stewed tomatoes with coconut milk and a sweet curry sauce
In my review I put forth a challenge (okay, a hopeful request) to the brilliant executive chef, Zach, and co-owner of the Stabin Morykin Building, Joan. “Joan and Zach, if you’re reading, I have an idea: How about a vegan weekend in your fabulous space?”
Guess what? They accepted the challenge/request! I started talking to my dear friend Lee (of The Vegan Version), based in Philly, about the concept and she was on board to help make this culinary celebration of plant-based food a reality.
We proudly present:
Vegan Cuisine: A Simple Art
Ten Course Tasting Menu for the Produce Loving Foodie
Join Host JL from jlgoesvegan.com and Co-host Lee from the theveganversion.com for this rare event to experience culinary samplings of the young, rising Chef Zachary Pelliccio. Take the weekend away in beautiful Jim Thorpe, PA and join us at Flow Bar + Restaurant on Saturday, May the 19 at 8 pm, as we will demonstrate how anyone can fall in love with plant-based cooking. Chef Pelliccio will explain the simple details that make each dish flow so perfectly.
For $60 you will enjoy ten amazing courses of vegan cuisine, beginning with JL’s introduction of Chef Pelliccio, including the story behind their first meeting and how this extraordinary event came to be. You will then be immersed in a dining experience like no other which will conclude with drinks and conversation with Executive Chef Pelliccio along with a chance to make many new contacts and friends in the vegan community. Flow is also proud to offer a fully vegan wine and beer list with over 40 local craft beers.
Reservations are filling quickly; please call for tickets today, Flow Bar+Restaurant at 570-325-8200 or email.
Flow Bar and Restaurant is located at 268 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
If you are in Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, South Jersey, Allentown/Bethelehem, Pocono Mountain, Metro New York City or surrounding areas this is an event that you do not want to miss! I’m driving from metro-NYC for this meal and a Saturday night getaway to a gorgeous little town (carpool?!).