A new chef, new farming partners and new dishes will put a fresh spin on this summer’s Harvest Week, the biannual farm-to-community event hosted by Motor Supply, from Tuesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Meet the Farmer (and the Chef!) Happy Hour on June 10
At the casual, friendly Meet the Farmer (and the Chef!) Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m., guests can chat with Harvest Week farmers – as well as new Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer.
“I’m looking forward to having all our farming partners and our new chef together for the first time,” says owner Eddie Wales. “Chef Wes is already continuing relationships with existing farming partners, and he’s brought some new farms to the table, as well. Getting to see our new chef, the farmers and our customers get to mingle for the first time in an official capacity will be exciting.
A Career Come Full Circle
Chef Fulmer, already known to staff and regulars as Chef Wes, was tapped as the new Executive Chef at Motor Supply in February 2014. An S.C. native, Chef Fulmer has cooked in multiple James Beard Award-winning kitchens from New Orleans to Philadelphia, and he was thrilled to return home to work with small, local S.C. producers.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with how Wes has been adapting to Columbia, and how closely and successfully he’s been working with local farms and our staff,” adds Wales.
Turning It Up to Eleven with the Menu
During Harvest Week at Motor Supply, a remarkable array of farm-to-table dishes featuring ingredients from local, sustainable farms will be added to the already conscientious dinner menu each evening. It’s a field day for the Slow Food community – and for Chef Wes and his culinary team, who approach the week as a challenge to amp up a menu that, on a regular week, is already a tribute to sustainable food production.
The Whole Garden in Your Glass
Motor Supply’s cocktail menu also gets the Slow Food treatment for the week, courtesy of Head Barman Josh Streetman. His carefully crafted Harvest Week Cocktail List will feature seasonal, farm-to-shaker ingredients, inspired by what’s fresh from the local farms. Expect uncommon applications of vegetables, fruits, herbs and more, like last year’s Green Tomato Gin & Tonic, featured on the Garden and Gun blog in July 2013.
The Vista destination restaurant supports organic and near-organic farmers in the Midlands by regularly buying their meats, poultry and produce for the daily-changing lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch menus at Motor Supply. This June’s Harvest Week will mark the sixth occurrence of the twice-yearly event.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro has been serving New World, made-from-scratch cuisine in the Vista since 1989. Reservations can be made by calling 803-256-6687 or by visiting http://www.motorsupplycobistro.com/reserve.
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