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.
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.
Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette top photo