Fall Harvest Dinner
Press Release

Elements Contemporary Cuisine, Executive Chef Justin Severino and   Wild Purveyors Invite Diners to Enjoy a Family-Style Farm Dinner Event
-- Unique Dinner Combines Sustainable Food, Local Farmers, and a Beautiful Downtown Setting --

Pittsburgh, Pa., October 2010
Elements Contemporary Cuisine is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Wild Purveyors to host a family style dinner created and prepared by Elements’ Executive Chef, Justin Severino.  The dinner is part of Wild Purveyor’s “Table Terroir” Pennsylvania dinner series, and will bring together sustainably grown, natural ingredients, the passionate farmers that grow the ingredients and a local chef that will connect diners with the foods and flavors of our region.  Scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 6 p.m. the dinner will be held in the patio courtyard (unless the weather is unacceptable, in which case it will be held inside) at Elements Contemporary Cuisine, located in Four Gateway Center at 444 Liberty Avenue.  A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (P.A.S.A), a nonprofit organization working to improve the economic and social prosperity of Pennsylvania food and agriculture. 

“This multi-course dinner will showcase quality food and beverages from a variety of local growers and purveyors,” said Severino.  “It’s always been important to me to support our farmers and community, and I hope that dinners such as this one will make others passionate about the sustainable food movement.”  

“The goal of our Table Terroir dinner series is to provide an exceptional local meal in a setting that enhances the unique food experience, while also benefiting a local charity and creating awareness about our farming community,” said Cavan Patterson,  managing partner, Wild Purveyors.  “We know that Justin and Elements Contemporary Cuisine are committed to a farm-to-table philosophy.  Partnering with them for this dinner event was a natural fit, and we are confident that it will be an enjoyable evening for everyone.”

The cost for the dinner is $85 per person, which includes cocktails, appetizers and a multi-course family-style meal with local wine pairings.  Featuring all locally-sourced ingredients, the theme for the dinner’s menu will be “fall harvest.” 

Elements Cuisine and Wild Purveyors have partnered with the following area growers and purveyors who will provide ingredients and beverages for the dinner:

·Boyd and Blair Vodka:   Made from locally grown potatoes and distilled in Pennsylvania, this smooth vodka will be used to create a variety of delicious cocktails. 

·Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery: Located in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, this is the first winery in Bedford and the surrounding counties to produce all vinifera wines styled after classic European wines.  Briar Valley is dedicated to remaining a small boutique winery concentrating on premium quality and craftsmanship.  Chef Severino will work with the winery to select the perfect wine to complement each of his courses.

Wild Purveyors LLC is a company that sources all natural ingredients from small Pennsylvania family farms that employ sustainable farming practices and supplies those exceptional ingredients to creative and passionate chefs throughout Pennsylvania.  For more information, please visit  

About Elements Contemporary Cuisine
Now open in downtown Pittsburgh, Elements Contemporary Cuisine focuses on fresh, local ingredients and expert presentation.  Elements Contemporary Cuisine works closely with area growers and purveyors to ensure immediate access to fresh, high-quality produce, meat, and fish, and the dining experience is consistent with the restaurant’s farm-to-table philosophy.  Elements Contemporary Cuisine has partnered with Executive Chef Justin Severino, an experienced chef who has worked at acclaimed restaurants throughout Pittsburgh and Northern California.  Severino has been active in the sustainable food movement, from working at well-known farm-to-table restaurant, Manresa, to owning and operating Severino’s Community Butcher, a charcuterie business in Santa Cruz, where he was dedicated to using only local meats.  Elements Contemporary Cuisine is located in Four Gateway Center at 444 Liberty Avenue.  For more information, please visit

6PM Wednesday, October 20th at Elements Contemporary Cuisine
in Four Gateway Center - 444 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reservations Available.  Reserve your seats now!
Reservations close Tuesday, October 19th at 11:59PM.

dinner courses including:

-a Pennsylvania raw milk cheese selection
-Wild Mushroom and Pumpkin soup
-Stone Meadow Teleggio pizza with turnip greens
-Laurel Mt. Trout with Pea Greens
-Keystone Quail wrapped in Chef Severino’s own Pancetta
-Pineapple Tomatillo Tort

complimentary beverages from:

Boyd & Blair potato vodkas, Pittsburgh, PA
Briar Valley Winery, Bedford County, PA
East End Brewing Co, Pittsburgh, PA

A portion of the proceeds to benefit:

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

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