Over the weekend of October 22/23, Seneca County’s Chamber of Commerce put on a great local food event, Finger Lakes Cork and Fork, featuring local food and wine, plus chef pairings to over 1,000 guests. The Wild Harvest Table was invited to participate with a display table and as one of seven chef demonstrations, making Venison “Veal” Cutlets paired with Standing Stone winery’s 2007 Pinnacle wine. About 60 people were at the venison demonstration, ranging from wild game enthusiasts to “not sure if they like game”. Many of the “not sure they liked wild game” people tried the venison cutlets and really liked the flavor. The chef from the DiVine Restaurant at the Hotel Clarence, which was recently awarded a four star rating, tried the venison (three times) and said it was “excellent!”. Archery season for deer is in full swing now along with the rut, so hopefully you can serve this local food delicacy on your table soon!