The Laurel Garden and Nino’s have been busy so far this spring! Our seasonal caffe and gallery reopened on April 1st, and we hosted a number of showers and parties at the restaurant.
For the second year in a row, Nino’s participated in the Flavors of Westmoreland Gala for the American Liver Foundation. Our five course dinner featured ingredients dalla terra e bosco–from the earth and forest. With local farmer’s eggs, asparagus, wild chives, ramps, and nine pounds of locally foraged morels, we celebrated the bounty of spring in Pennsylvania!
We also made our way to the annual Mason Dixon Ramp Festival on April 29th to procure two bushels of ramps. By the time we navigated the back roads of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, the festival had sold out of ramps, but luckily a kind forager agreed to deliver some to the restaurant! Look for these wild leeks on the menu at Nino’s, but only for a limited time. Spring edibles are delicious and fleeting.