PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As an expert chef of multiple types of cuisine, Tom Hurley
is always on the lookout for delicious recipes and meals. And as a successful restaurateur, he also knows the value of a quality dining experience that presents overall enjoyment around the meal itself. As such, a recent news article by the Boston Globe
has definitely piqued his interest.
According to the article, many local farms across the Boston area have begun a new and increasingly popular trend in fresh, fun dining experiences. These farm-to-table dinners, as they are being called, serve up restaurant quality meals in styles ranging from fancy to casual, with all or most of the ingredients being served to diners directly from the farm itself.
The result is a delicious and wholesome meal made from healthy, local fruits and vegetables that could not possibly be any fresher, as they go straight from the fields where they are grown to the nearby, onsite chef who crafts them into high cuisine dishes right before diners' eyes.
"It's a terrific idea in a variety of ways," remarks chef and restaurateur Tom Hurley. "It gives diners a terrific way to support their local agriculture, increasing the profits and awareness of local farms. At the same time, diners get the satisfaction of both a fun and unique dining experience and the freshest cuisine possible."
As a master chef himself with two highly recognized restaurants of his own, Tom Hurley knows a thing or two about the importance of fresh local ingredients in crafting great cuisine. "It's always great to support local businesses, especially local food producers," says Hurley on the matter. "Diners also love knowing that the ingredients in their meals are not full of preservatives or shipped in from halfway around the world in a big box. Farm fresh ingredients are never a turnoff for any diner, no matter their tastes."
The article reports that many diners who participate in these farm-to-table dinner events remark on how much they love the atmosphere of sitting under a canopy outside and looking out over breezy farm fields and natural beauty while they eat.
Being able to watch the chefs at work is also a plus, particularly because many of the chefs at these events are big-name, semi-famous culinary experts with their own high-class restaurants in nearby cities or, sometimes, even their own cooking programs on television. This, says the article, can inspire people to come from all around to partake in these farm-to-table dinners, from locals looking for new dining experiences to urbanites out to enjoy famous chefs in new ways.
Regardless of the diners' individual intentions in these events, restaurateur and passionate food fan Tom Hurley is just happy to see local agricultural support and fine dining come together in such a unique and harmonious way.
Tom Hurley is passionate about food. As a chef and restaurateur trained at the French Culinary Institute, he comes highly regarded as an expert in quality cuisine. Throughout his career history, Hurley has gained recognition for two notable restaurant venues, Coupage and Hurley's. Here he serves exceptional selections of a variety of dishes that blend many varieties of American, French, and Continental cuisine. His comprehensive training allows him to create new and delicious dishes from these cooking disciplines. In addition, Hurley also exercises his interests in travel, philanthropy, and carpentry.