Harvest/Dirt Dinner

2024 dirt dinners coming soon in July!

Harvest Celebration "Dirt Dinners" Return to Bramble

A few years after our first restaurant, Black Cat Bistro, opened in 2006 we started holding “Dirt Dinners,” where we celebrated individual ingredients across several courses. The events were hits, but we ended up turning our attention to other projects, as we expanded the farm, opened another restaurant and then focused on our farm dinners; we haven’t held one in years. But in 2023, they’re back!

The Dirt Dinner series runs through the growing season every Monday at Bramble & Hare. Each week’s menu focuses on a vegetable at it’s peak of flavor and freshness. For example, in June we’ll celebrate the arrival of the artichokes. Later in August we’ll savor perfect tomatoes when it is their time to shine. Late in fall, expect rich pumpkins and in winter, sweet parsnips.

April 3 is our first Dirt Dinner. There, guests will sink into the glory of our Chantenay carrots, a French varietal that became our favorite the instant we bit into our first harvested Chantenay. They are sweet, flooded with rich carrot flavor and offer winning textures.

April 3 is our first Dirt Dinner. There, guests will sink into the glory of our Chantenay carrots, a French varietal that became our favorite the instant we bit into our first harvested Chantenay. They are sweet, flooded with rich carrot flavor and offer winning textures.

For each Dirt Dinner, you will enjoy four courses, each of which treats the star vegetable as the night’s diva. While the evening is always an ensemble performance, the diva vegetable gets to swan into the spotlight and enchant us. We plan on offering guests a welcome apéritif, too, which also champions the diva. A carrot cocktail? You bet.

In addition, our fabulous sommelier plans on offering guests the option of ordering entire bottles that he pairs with the meal. Guest order red or white — that’s it. The bottles arrive at the table wrapped in red burlap for red wines, and tan burlap for whites. Servers present guests with instructions about how to engage with blind wine tastings, and a grid that sommeliers use to figure out what they are drinking. Over the course of the dinner, guests can use the instructions and grid to have fun trying to learn more about the wine through taste and aroma, rather than just Googling. And they also will walk away with a better understanding about how wine and food pairings work. We cannot wait to share these dinners with our community — they will be loads of fun, complete with culinary excellence from the kitchen and gracious, savvy service. And of course, most of the food comes from our 425-acre organic farm. Join us!

Dirt Dinners cost $87, for four courses.
We welcome all dietary preferences. Adult beverages, tip and tax are separate.

 Join us for blind wine tastings during our Harvest Celebration “Dirt Dinner” series.