More feasts of spring

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


My colleague Melissa McCart's post last week about the feasts of spring made me hungry.

So have some emails I've received about other spring feasts, which might make you hungry, too. I like them because they're out in "the country" and both feature that regional wild delicacy of wild leeks, or ramps:

Daffodil Dinner at Greendance

The winery at Sand Hill Berries in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, pictured above in a more flowery time, is hosting Chef Jeff Surgent from Seven Springs Mountain Resort's Helen's Restaurant for its annual spring dinner from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tickets are $60 and can be had by calling 724-547-6500.

The menu:

Amuse Bouche -- Organic Truffled Eggs - Horseradish Fluff

Salmon Tataki -- Seared Salmon - Spring Veggies - Watercress Sauce

Wild Mushroom Risotto -- Organic Pork Belly - Arborio Rice - Forest Mushroom

Creme of Potato & Laurel Mountains Ramps -- Somerset Potatoes - Stream Side Ramps - Beet Chips

Olive Oil Poached Asparagus -- Fried Torn Bread - Prosciutto - Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Intermezzo -- Artisan Cheese - Raw Honey - Raisins on Vine

Braised Boneless Short Rib -- Tomato - Organic Beef Short Ribs - Spring Onion Potatoes

Finished with a Sand Hill Berries dessert.

Morels, Ramps & Dandelion Festival

The National Road Heritage Corridor is hosting a fundraising dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Caileigh's Restaurant in Uniontown, Fayette County. Tickets are $50; call 724-437-9877.

The menu:


Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette top photo

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