FEATURING: CHEF JUSTIN LANGER
In the dish pit of Leonardos By-the Slice, at 13 Justin fell in love with the relationship between people and food: the sights, the sounds, the bond between people who work with fire and knives all day, people who create, cook, and laugh. Never an artist, he instead found himself in the flavors, textures, colors, and smells of the kitchen.
Justin is fluent in classical French and Italian cuisine and also with a heavy Southwestern American influence. He has honed his culinary skills in kitchens from the east to the west coast, delighting in the creation of healthy food that stirs the senses and excites the palate. Most recently coming back home to Gainesville after almost 16 years out West, moving back from San Francisco. A dedicated proponent of farm-to-table cuisine, Justin uses the freshest local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible - supporting local farms and the local economy. He’s a foodie traveler, and recently journeyed to Mexico for the NOMA pop-up in Tulum.
Fast forward 27 years and he’s still in the kitchen! After leaving for college in 2000 and getting a double major in Northern Arizona, then spent time opening restaurants for others, he finally found roots in Northern California. Now finally home again he is hoping to open his first true dream restaurant, Table and Hearth Gainesville. Currently he caters for a select clientele, and is in high demand for holiday events, dinner parties and celebrations of all kinds. Locally he has been blessed to head 8 Swallowtail farm to table dinners, and participate in 2 of the “too many chefs” dinners with other incredible chefs from our community.
The farm is yours for the night! Enjoy the freshest meal you've ever tasted, served by the farmers who've grown and raised it. An ode to true food. Cheers!
Dinners are a set menu designed by our Chef and are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters. It is difficult for us to accomodate individual dietarty needs. We will do our best to provide options where possible if notified in advance, but can not guarantee that every dish will suit your fancy. Please see options at checkout.
We proudly serve brew from Swamp Head Brewery and certified organic/biodynamic wine from Montinore Estate. For the safety of our guests, we suggest that you either arrange for a designated driver within your party, or plan for a driving service to get you home safely.
This event is hosted on a working farm. Please dress according to the weather and wear proper footwear; we suggest flat shoes or boots.
Dinner Tickets include all non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, a farm tour, dinner, and all gratuities. They make a perfect anniversary gift, birthday present, romantic date, familly or group occasion or destination dinner.