Some years ago, Darrin and Jodi Swank expanded the functions of their Loxahatchee Groves farm to include seasonal, chef-driven, Sunday feasts. This season, they’ve expanded even further to host a new “Master Chef” dinner series on Saturday nights during the growing season. And they’ve also added a casual Sunday brunch series.
This promises to be a busy season beneath the vaulted roof of Swank Farm’s open-air pole barn.
Swank Table – During this series, teams of noteworthy South Florida chefs create family-style dinners. Starting at 5 p.m., guests are treated to appetizers, a tapas plate, a farm tour, then three wine-paired courses that are served family-style. Add flowing drinks, live music and farm-chic table-scapes and you’ve got the essence of a Swank dinner.
Sunday dinners are scheduled for Dec. 17 (gaucho-themed), Jan. 7 (farm market-themed), Jan. 21 (70s party), Feb. 17 (Chinese New Year), Mar. 4 (vegetarian), Mar. 18 (coastal seafood), April 8 (white party) and April 22 (pig roast). Price: $160 per person, per dinner
Swank Master Chef Series – This new series focuses more on individual master chefs who will create five-course dinners for Swank guests featuring farm-grown ingredients. Each chef also presents “The Best Dish I’ve Ever Created.” These Saturday night dinners start at 7 p.m. and include wine pairings and music.
The dinners are scheduled for Jan. 13 (Miami chef Michael Schwartz), Feb. 3 (San Francisco chef Sara Hauman), Feb. 10 (Charlotte chef Tom Condron), Mar. 10 (Boca Raton chef Mark Militello), and April 14 (South Florida chef Sean Brasel). Price: $160 per person, per dinner
Swank Brunch – On select Sunday mornings during season, the farm hosts casual, themed brunches complete with chef-created dishes, live music and bottomless brunch cocktails.
They are scheduled for Jan. 28 (reggae morning), April 1 (Easter Sunday) and May 13 (Mother’s Day). Brunch time goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets: $87 per adult, $45 per child ages 4 to 12; kids ages 3 and younger enter free.
For information and tickets to Swank Farm events, visit SwankSpecialtyProduce.com or call 561-202-5648.