Meet Green Acres Farm Next Week at Perennial Virant

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There will be cocktails.
There will be cocktails. Photo: Blake Royer

On Thursday, August 4, the next Meet the Market event series, which is sponsored by the Green City Market Junior Board, will pair one of the city’s most seasonally focused restaurants, Perennial Virant, with Green Acres Farm. Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. you’ll be able to chat with the the owners of farm, while also sampling a small menu of appetizers and cocktails utilizing their fresh produce. Paul Virant created three speciality small plates for the event, including a dish of fried summer squash pickles with roasted garlic aioli. (Doesn’t that just sound like something he’d do?) Also, New Holland donated some of the spirits for the event, and mixologist Matty Eggleston will be turning them into two new cocktails. As always, money from the event will go to the Green City Market’s charity. Check out the full menu below.

Perennial Virant Meet The Market Menu

Cocktails:
“The Rockwell” - $9
New Holland Walleye Rye, lemon, curaçao, egg white, smoked cherry puree, roasted fresno chili puree

“Local Cucumber and Gin” - $9
New Holland Knickerbocker Gin, cucumber infused dolin bianco vermouth, cardamom

Small Plates:
Fried Summer Squash Pickles with Roasted Garlic Aioli - $7
Eggplant, Summer Squash, Tomato, Whole Grain Crostini - $7
Chilled Sweet Corn Soup, Smoked Pepper Relish - $7
Meet Green Acres Farm Next Week at Perennial Virant