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

Chef Nathan Gould of the Harbor View Hotel. — Photo by Ben Scott

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