After hearing about the epic farm style events that take place at Swank, and seeing Swank Speciality Produce proudly featured countless times on restaurant menus, I was really excited to experience it for myself!
Guests are invited to participate in a farm tour lead by owners Darrin and Jodi Swank, or simply wander around the fields to see a true farm in action before taking their seats in the stunning custom designed pole barn. Live music fills the space with sounds provided by some of South Florida’s favorite local bands.
Brunch kicked off with small yet rich bites such as this mini jalapeno buttermilk biscuit with pimento cheese.
Other small bites included avocado toast, sou vide farm egg ,and parmesan grits with candied bacon. Plus, a welcome cocktail. OH MY – how delicious!
Yes, that’s right: UNLIMITED bloody marys and mimosas.
Farm Fresh Salad
The flavors of the produce are so vivid that there’s no need for much dressing at all.
Chefs prepare for the first course.
First course: salmon rillette with swank tomatoes, pickled vegetables and capers
Great source of omega-3 (salmon) and probiotics (pickled vegetables)!
Chefs prepare for the second course.
Second course: Swank Vegetable Quiche with Swank Strawberries
A bountiful, fluffy quiche fit for Popeye! It’s packed with veggies such as mixed greens and asparagus.
Third Course: Lamb Shakshuka with zucchini, chickpeas and sweet potato
A hearty way to end the meal with a flavorful spin on the middle eastern dish of egg based shakshuka.
Dessert: sweet endings by Jennifer Johnson of Johnson’s Custom Cakes
Bite sized in case you don’t have much room for dessert. 😉
An event on Swank Farms has shown to be a treat for guests. The price may be considered steep by some, but it is well worth experiencing at least once.
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Holli Lapes, RD, LD/N is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in South Florida. Holli is the founder of The South Florida Sage (http://thesoflasage.com/) a food & drink blog featuring culinary experiences from the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach area.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary experience at Swank. All opinions are my own. All images appearing in this post are photographed by Holli Lapes, property of My Wellness RD, LLC and are not to be used without permission.