Last Sunday was the 7th annual Brewer’s Plate. Brewer’s Plate is Fair Food
‘s annual fundraiser featuring independently owned restaurants, craft breweries, and farms all located within 150 miles of Philadelphia. Proceeds went towards Fair Food, a non-profit supporting local food and sustainable agriculture in the Philadelphia region.
assortment of pâtés from the abbaye
This year’s Brewer’s Plate was held at the Penn Museum in University City. There were two main areas where everyone set up as well as a “speakeasy” lounge in the bottom floor. For VIPs, there was access to two tents set up in the garden outside which featured additional offerings.
It was extremely difficult to resist trying some of the food, but I had to since I went vegetarian for Lent. So there were a couple things that I could only eat with my eyes. J.G. Domestic
had a foie gras mousse topped with an orange gelee. The South Philadelphia Tap Room
had steak tartare.
bindi’s meatball over chickpea curry
Some places served meatless dishes or even had a meatless version of what they were serving. Royal Tavern
served up a roast pork sandwich which I tried with just the broccoli rabe and aioli(?). That sandwich tasted great just like that; I can only imagine with the pork in it! Bindi
served a meatball in a chickpea curry. I really enjoyed that sans meatball.
I unfortunately missed Barbuzzo/Lolita/Bindi Chef Marcie Turney’s and Fork Chef Terence Feury’s demos in the tent. Got caught up elsewhere and didn’t know what time that stuff was going on!
victory hop wallop infused truffles from éclat chocolate
There were some delicious sweets at Brewer’s Plate too! Éclat Chocolate
from West Chester had truffles infused with Victory
‘s Hop Wallop beer. John & Kira’s
had several chocolates out, including their ladybug ganache ones.
the bent spoon’s ice creamsThe Bent Spoon
, an artisanal ice creamery from Princeton, NJ, was showcasing three flavors: Dark Philosophy – 61% fair trade chocolate, and Brewery Ommegang’s Three Philosophers; Golden Honey Monkey – local NJ honey and Victory’s Golden Monkey; Peachy Nugget Nectar Sorbet – local NJ peaches and Tröegs Nugget Nectar. All three flavors were delicious.
boxcar brewing company
Beer was everywhere. There were several breweries in attendance from local Philly ones, Philadelphia Brewing Company
to Dogfish Head
– Milton, DE, Flying Fish
– Cherry Hill, NJ, Sly Fox
– Phoenixville, PA, Boxcar
– West Chester, PA, and Fegley’s Brew Works
– Allentown/Bethlehem, PA just to name a couple!
This event was a total blast and I definitely recommend attending next year. It’s a great way to enjoy local food and drink while supporting the local scene.
Here are more photos I took:
foie gras mousse from j.g. domestic
flying fish head brewer casey hughes with the newest exit beer, exit 9
khyber pass pub
khyber pass pub’s bacon grease popcorn
royal tavern’s pork sandwiches
victory brewing company
chef scott schroeder of south philadelphia tap room
steak tartare from south philadelphia tap room
more happy attendees!
chef jeremy nolen of brauhaus schmitz
Tagged: beer, fair food, food event, local, philly