With season approaching we feel like we have this empty canvas for us to draw on — and to create a wonderful book of memories. One of those memories will certainly be a trip to Swank Specialty Produce for their Swank Table Farm Style Events. Now in its fifth straight year, Swank Farms presents a series of farm-to-table dining events on Sundays (though, there are a few exceptions) right on the farm in Loxahatchee. Now, this is not your basic dinner on the farm, rather it’s almost like the Creme de la Creme of Palm Beach County dining events — and once you attend, you’ll be planning your next visit.

Swank Table _ Darren Swank

Taking a tour of Swank Farm with Darren Swank

Taking place every month from December until April, Swank Table events whisk you away from the bustle of your everyday life and bring you to a place that is filled with joy and calmness — and amazing food and wine. Jodi and Darren Swank invite in some of the top names in the industry for each event (usually four chefs, a sommelier, a bartender or mixologist), who create a sumptuous multi-course meal using ingredients from the farm, picked just hours before.

While the dinner is the focus here, Swank Table is more like the ultimate dining experience. It includes an outing to the farm; vibrant cocktails; a tour of the farm; a chance to meet the rockstar chefs; wines paired by a noted sommelier; an incredible dinner with an amazing group of diners; and live entertainment to round out the evening.

appetizers at Swank Table

A round of appetizers at Swank Table


This year’s season of dinners kicks off in December with “Gauchos Asados” and finishes off with a pig-themed dinner.

These dinners cost $162 and take place rain or shine at Swank Specialty Produce, 14311 North Road in Loxahatchee; (561) 202-5648. For these dinners, guests will be served family-style with six guests per table.

Schedule for Swank Table 2017-2018 season:

December 17, 2017  – “Gauchos Asados”
Featured Chefs:
 Andres Barrientos (Miami Smokers), Manuel Echevarri (Bazaar Mar by Jose Andres), Josh Elliot (The Raleigh Hotel), Max Santiago (The Sugar Factory), Daniel Ramos & Jason Brown (Red Splendor), Dustin Lapekas (Managing Partner, Batch, Gastropub)
Charity: Pathfinders of Palm Beach/Martin County Scholarship Fund
Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

January 07, 2018 “Farm Market”
Featured Chefs: 
Joe Bonavita (Izzy’s Fish and Oyster Bar, Fort Myers), James King (Latitudes at the Delray Sands), Nicole Votano (Culinary Director at Charcoal), Bashar Al Shamali (Pastry Chef at Four Seasons Resort), Jamie Jaramillo (3rd & 3rd), Justin Himmelbaum (Bartender at Park Tavern)
Charity: The Arc of Palm Beach County
Time: 4-8 p.m.

January 21, 2018 “Throwback to the 70’s”
Featured Talent:
Joe Ferro (Admirals Club), John Thomas (32 East), James Versfelt (The Shelbourne Hotel), Anna Kaetterhenry (Pastry Chef/Owner at Love Well Kitchen), Jeremy Carrier (Sweet Water), Natalia Pieschacon (Founder/CEO of Baybes)
Charity: Dress for Success
Time: 4-8 p.m.

February 18, 2018 “Chinese New Year”
Featured Talent: 
Eric Baker (Mazie’s), Tony Martindale (Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach), Blair Wilson (Max’s Harvest), Jennifer Johnson (Pastry Chef/Owner of Johnson’s Custom Cakes), Rey De la Osa (Resident Chef at Public, Aprons Cooking School), Sweetwater, Wynwood Brewing, Sosos
Charity: New Horizons Service Dogs
Time: 4-8 p.m.

March 04, 2018 “Vegetable Love”

Featured Talent: Ken Blue (Hippocrates Health Institute), Pushkar Marathe (Ghee Indian Kitchen), Paul Qui (PAO by Paul Qui), Cindy Bearman (Pastry Chef at Oceano Kitchen), Jules Aron (4 x Cookbook Author)Sean Inglehart (Sweetwater), Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, The Peculiar Brewing Company, Nouveaux Honkies
Charity: Little Smiles
Time: 4-8 p.m.

March 18, 2018 “Coastal Seafood”

Featured Talent: Paula DaSilva (Burlock Coast at the Ritz Carlton), Julie Frans (Della at The Wynwood Yard), Adrienne Grenier (3030 Ocean), Huma Nagi (Pastry Chef at 3030 Ocean), Carissa Offhaus (Pastry Chef), Francy Deskin (Frik and Frak), Chris Montelius (Brewer/Owner at Non Prophet Brewing), Funky Buddha and Taylor Loren (music)
Charity: Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches
Time: 5-9 p.m.

April 08, 2018 “White Party”

Featured Talent: Roel Alcudia (Mandolin Aegean Bistro), Laurent Godbout (Chez L’Epicier), Chris Miracola (S3), Jessica Hernandez (Pastry Chef at Crumb on Parchment), Paul Niedermann (Salt 7), Mariya Kovacheva (Wine Brand Ambassador for Pernod Ricard), Uproot Hootenanny (Music), Tequesta Brewing Company, Twisted Trunk
Charity: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County/ Children’s Art Program
Time: 5-9 p.m.

April 22, 2018 “The Three Little Red Wattle Pigs”

Featured Talent: Clay Carnes (Cholo Soy), Bruce Feingold (DADA), Blake Malatesta (MIA Kitchen & Bar), Tomas Strulovic (True Loaf), Bruce Lieberman (The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill), J. Kent Thurston (Cucina), Mariya Kovacheva (Wine Brand Ambassador for Pernod Ricard)
Charity: Festival of the Arts Boca Raton
Time: 5-9 p.m.

 For more information on the events – including the list of participating chefs – and to register, visit Swank Specialty Produce.

Swank Table’s Master Chef Series

In addition to Swank Table, Swank Farm will kick off its new “Master Chef” series this year. Taking place on Saturday nights, this dinner series will feature nationally recognized chefs who will create an incredible feast that will include their “Best Dish I Ever Created.”Dinner will start at 7 p.m. with passed canapés and cocktails. The group will then move into the pole barn at 8 p.m. for a seated dinner with wines — and live entertainment — and a portion of the dinner will be donated to a local charity. Tickets are limited to 150.

Schedule

December 02, 2017 – The Diplomat Beach Resort Takeover
Featured Chefs: 
Michael Fiorello (Howard Wein Hospitality), Jorge Negron (Point Royal), Henry Martignago (Executive Pastry Chef at The Diplomat Beach Resort), Sung Kim (Monkitail)

January 13, 2018 Chef Michael Schwartz, Miami

February 03, 2018 Chef Sara Hauman, San Francisco

February 10, 2018 Chef Tom Condron, North Carolina

March 10, 2018 Chef Mark Militello, Boca Raton

April 14, 2018 Chef Sean Brasel, Palm Beach & MIA

 

Swank Table Brunch

A variety of Sunday Brunches will take place on the farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $87 for adults, $45 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under.

November 26, 2017 – Fall Harvest
Featuring Chef Johan Svensson of TerraMare Restaurant at the Conrad Hotel

January 28, 2018 – Reggae Morning
Featuring Chef Michael Hackman of Aioli

April 01, 2018 – Easter Sunday
Featuring Chef Simon Stojanovic, Culinary Chef Liaison at Swank Table

May 13, 2018 – Mother’s Day
Featuring Chef Simon Stojanovic, Culinary Chef Liaison at Swank Table

For more information on the events – including the list of participating chefs – and to register, visit Swank Specialty Produce.