Chefs DeAlejandro and Jon Newman recently hosted a Country Ham Curing class at Lick Skillet Farm. Each attendee learned to cure their own ham which will be aged at Lick Skillet for about 12 months before they will bring it home to serve to friends and family.
Sitting just 20 miles from the Louisiana border and about a 90 minute drive from Little Rock, El Dorado is full of local pride and hospitality. Pronounced like tornado, as you’ll be corrected throughout the small south Arkansas town, El Dorado is an up and coming city making strides to improve the lives of its citizens while attracting travelers and new residents alike.
Asheville started something magical this recently with the Chow Chow Asheville Food Festival. Culinary talent from the world along with regional favorites descended on Pack Square and special event spots all around the city. These included some Knoxville notables like Blackberry Farm’s Cassidee Dabney and Joey Edwards and also Blackberry Farm Brewery’s Roy Milner taking part in the festivities.
There’s so much to explore and do in Marseille that this is strictly the highlights. After visiting for the first time, we definitely want to go back. Almost every block has a great spot for a snack or meal, great gift ideas, and friendly owners. Whether you want an active vacation or leisurely beach stay, Marseille makes an excellent destintation.
Chef Jeffrey along with Chef Jon Newman plan to open Hen+Hoc in Fall 2019 in a section of the former location of DeAlejandro’s first restaurant, The Crown & Goose. Offerings will include fresh cuts of local and region meats, housemade sausages and charcuterie, regional products like gourmet cheese, breads, rice, flours, seasonings, and a select few artisan kitchen items.