Since it opened 12 years ago, Talula’s Table in Kennett Square has been at the forefront of the movement that focuses on showcasing local food and wine by serving seasonal dinners sourced from nearby farms and dairies, writes Regan Stephens for Fortune.
Staying local has paid off for Talula’s Table. To this day, the restaurant with one 12-seat table is one of the toughest reservations in the nation.
Now, Talula’s Table owner Aimee Olexy has partnered with James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr to start The Love restaurant in Philadelphia. There, the “locavore” concept is taken a step further.
The new eatery recently served its first 100-mile dinner, a meal where every ingredient is obtained from within a 100-mile radius. The concept has been growing in popularity throughout the country for its many advantages. These include boosting local farms and promoting a more environmentally sustainable food system.
Among its offerings, The Love serves award-winning cheeses from Doe Run Farm in Unionville as part of its six-course meal. The 100-mile dinner also gives the restaurant a chance to show off some of the world-class wines made in the city’s suburbs.
Read more about 100-mile dinners in Fortune here.