The Chef, The Brewer, and The Farmer

Philly Beer Week has just raised the stakes of the traditional beer dinner with the announcement of a new series called "The Chef, The Brewer, and The Farmer," which will take place at six of Philly's premier restaurants from June 5 until June 12. This new initative looks to be the ultimate experience for food-obsessed locavores, combining Philly's greatest cooks with our unmatched craft-brewing scene, and adding another layer of artisanal focus with the local farmers who provide ingredients to both chefs and brewmasters.

The lineup is absolutely killer, and includes folks like Marc Vetri (Vetri), Jose Garces (Amada), Jeff Michaud (Osteria), Scott Schroeder (South Philadelphia Taproom), Bill Covaleski (Victory Brewing), Casey Hughes (Flying Fish), Carol Stoudt (Stoudt's Brewing), Brian O'Reilly (Sly Fox Brewing), and Tom Kehoe (Yards Brewing).

Reservations are necessary, so get your dialing finger going. The schedule, as follows:

Sun, June 5: Osteria - 5:30 p.m.; $100 per person
The Chef(s) - Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud
The Brewer - Carol and Jodi Stoudt of Stoudt’s Brewing Company
The Farmer - Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm

Tue, June 7: JG Domestic - 7 p.m.; $75 per person
The Chef – Jose Garces
The Brewer - Casey Hughes of Flying Fish Brewing Company
The Farmer - TBA

Wed, June 8: Fork - 6:30 p.m.; $45 per person
The Chef – Terence Feury
The Brewer - Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company
The Farmer - Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm

Thu, June 9: Southwark – 7 p.m.; $65 per person
The Chef (s) – Sheri Waide and Nick Macri
The Brewer - Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company
The Farmer - Paul and Ember Crivellaro of Country Time Farms

Sat, June 11: South Philadelphia Tap Room – 4 to 8 p.m.; $8 per person
The Chef – Scott Schroeder
The Brewer (s) – Josh Ervine, John Rehm, Ben Schamberg and Dean Browne of Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC)
The Farmer – Steve Gold of Murray’s Chicken Co-Op

Sun, June 12: Marathon Restaurant - 2 to 6 p.m.; $35 per person
The Chef – Luke Eschbach
The Brewer (s) – Tom Kehoe from Yards Brewing Company
The Farmer – Adam Hill from Marathon Farm

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