Spotlight on ancient grains at upcoming Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard event

Spotlight on ancient grains at upcoming Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard event

Chef Nathan Gould of the Harbor View Hotel.

This Thursday, May 15, Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard and the Harbor View Hotel team up for a special event: Ancient Grains for Today’s Table, a dinner and discussion. The evening features special guest Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills, a South Carolina-based heirloom organic grain mill, according to a press release.

“The evening’s menu, designed by Harbor View executive chef Nathan Gould, will showcase a variety of artisan and heirloom grains incorporated into contemporary dishes,” states the press release. “Menu items include Old World Rye and Smoked Honey Butter; Fried Honeysuckle Oysters with Island-Grown Narragansett White Cap Flint Corn Meal and Radish Aioli; and Duck Cassoulet with Barley and Einkorn Broth, Sea Island Red Peas, Fava Beans, Mint and Ramps.

“Throughout the evening, Roberts, a resident of both Chilmark and South Carolina who has worked to revive nearly extinct varieties of regional heirloom grains, will speak about a number of grain-based initiatives that he is sponsoring on Martha’s Vineyard and around the country.”

The event, which takes place at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown, starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets, $49, are available at


  1. This meal may be ahead of its time, at least for Vineyard diners. Then again, with a watch that big, chef must know exactly what time it is! Menu looks great.

  2. Oh, dear me, I nearly forgot to confirm that this is a gluten free event. Can I assume that it is? I am horribly allergic to glutens.