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Uptown Restaurant to Host Panel on Farm-to-Table Food Movement

By Nigel Chiwaya | December 2, 2013 2:25pm
  Six chefs will gather at Apt. 78 on Dec. 10 to discuss the growth of organic markets and restaurants.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan's embrace of the organic food movement will take center stage next week as chefs from across the city gather uptown to talk food.

A panel discussion called "The Uptown Food Movement" will bring six chefs to the Washington Heights restaurant Apt. 78 on Dec. 10.

James Moran of The Rusty Mackerel in Hudson Heights, Miguel Trinidad of Jeepney in the East Village and Ruby Duke of the upstate farm Raven & Boar, among others, will talk about the growth of organic markets and farm-to-table practices.

The event will be organized by The Insurgo Project, a new venture by Bronx chef Harold Villarosa that aims to teach communities about organic food and simple cooking techniques.

"We wanted to do something that showcases what's happening in upper Manhattan, and why it's important,"  Insurgo spokeswoman Carolina Alduey said. "So, we've got a really great mix of chefs, and it's going to be a great discussion."

The event, held from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature complimentary samplers for guests, as well as a raffle for a dinner for two. To RSVP, email lagerenciainc@gmail.com.