The three-course menu is comprised entirely of organic fare including kimchi and pear hand rolled bao buns as appetizers, eggplant and tomato tartines for the first course, and pumpkin and tahini sour bread pudding and carrot and ginger tres leches for dessert.
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"There's no question that what you put in your mouth is your best medicine," said Dr. Marshall Stone, medical director of pediatric surgery at Jupiter Medical Center, who worked with Duriez for two years to develop Fresh Rx. Funds from the farm-to-table dinner series will support the construction of an on-site garden at the hospital, built in conjunction with a pavilion where nutrition education and health coaching courses will be held as part of the program's holistic approach. The shaded outdoor dining area will also help connect patients with the land and its natural beauty. "Dealing with sickness creates a lot of emotional stress and anxiety," said Stone. "Being around something colorful that is growing produces a much better result than sitting in a dark room watching TV."
In addition to the three-course meal, each dinner includes a private tour of the farm. For this Saturday's installment, the kitchen will be helmed by chef Michael Hackman of Aioli, who will serve a vegan menu. Chef Jimmy Everett from Driftwood will host a dinner on March 24. And in April, chef Javier Sanchez from Renato’s will craft the seasonal offerings in a private home. Cocktails for the series will be mixed by Jules Aron, author of Zen and Tonic: Savory and Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.
Fresh Rx Dinners. Lox Farms at 1442 E. Road, Loxahatchee; loxfarms.com Dinner is priced at $175 per person. For donations, contact the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties at 561-659-6800.