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Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival Offers One-Night Kitchen and Farm Takeovers

It’s incredible. The food. The drink. In one weekend. If you haven’t been before, this is the year to start. The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival runs October 15 to 18, 2015. Build your food memories Island style.

Hojoko, Island Style

The ‘rock’ is going to roll when Hojoko the new “izakaya” (Japanese tavern) pops up with its energy, fun pop culture and freshhhh ingredients sourced and cooked by the island’s own Nathan Gould. The bites will be good … Grilled Lobster Roll (with tomalley rice and sake-sea urchin jus) … Lamb Karepan … Koji-Cured Bluefish. Hojoko also takes the drinking agenda seriously too, so you’ll just have to join us to for one delicious, sake-fueled night of fun.

Farm in a Skillet

From Tribute to Edna Lewis Cornbread and Catch of the Day, Fresh from Vineyard Waters to Richards Southern Fried Chicken, its hard to imagine a traditional Southern dish (with a touch of the island) being prepared in anything but a cast iron skillet. Our guests from Atlanta, Duane Nutter of One Flew South and Todd Richards from White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails will fuse local ingredients from Vineyard waters and our much-loved Morning Glory Farm, with with farm-raised chicken and iconic Southern pantry favorites – and combine them with inspiration and stories passed down through generations.

Sea, Farm, & Vine with a touch of City Grit

What’s not to love about a fantastic wine dinner and bucket list night hosted by one of “America’s Greatest New Cooks”, the super fun and inventive Sarah Simmons – collaborating with Caleb Lara from the classic Lighthouse Grill? To add to the festivities, guests sit at intimate tables hosted by our guest winemakers who present selections from their own cellars. We hear it got a bit rowdy and competitive last year, when vintages crossed tables and the debate began

about the perfect pairing with the entree course.

The Grand Tasting on Mayhew

This is the Festival’s grand mash-up from Vineyard chefs and artisans, to wines, small batch spirits and local breweries – plus a Culinary Studio & Stage where Vineyard and guest chefs share pantry favorites, combine them with as local-as-local gets ingredients and serve up inspired small plates and stories.

The Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival runs October 15 to 18, 2015. For more information, visit mvfoodandwine.com

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