La Pampa Parties return for 2014!

Malbec with La PampaLa Pampa Grill’s family friendly picnic parties are back for 2014 with a season opener on Saturday, April 26th. We want to welcome spring and introduce local, grass-fed beef (asado al asador) grilled in the traditional Argentine style to all of our friends. We will grill grass-fed beef as the featured item as well as free-range chicken and whatever the farms have in season will also go on the grill. Please remember to bring your own salads as well as drinks (wine, etc). We will provide a “wine reception” for a toast and welcome. We encourage everyone to bring picnic blankets and/or chairs to spread out and enjoy the spring evening.

As a new experience, we’re holding this event in the old barn at the Yellow Springs Country Bed & Breakfast. This tucked-away gem is a gorgeous spot just outside of town. Directions and parking details will be sent in a confirmation email to those who confirm their attend.

Also new this year, we’re working to provide easier payment and reservations for our events. Use the PayPal button below to reserve your spot by buying a ticket(s) directly. Afterwards, La Pampa will be in touch with more of the event details. If you prefer to send a check in the mail instead of using PayPal, please send us an email to let us know so that we can reserve your space. Space is limited for this event.

Sat. April 26th, 5pm-7pm. $18 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Kids 12-17 are a donation suggested in the tip jar.

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Earth Dinner with La Pampa & The Emporium

Emporium Wines La Pampa PhotoLa Pampa Grill and The Emporium are planning the first Chefs Collaborative Earth Dinner in Yellow Springs this spring. On Sunday, April 27 at 7pm, join us at The Emporium in downtown Yellow Springs.

We will begin with a reception of “tabla de quesos,” a selection of local cheeses from Blue Jacket Dairy paired with two white wines. Kurt will introduce the featured wines from Ohio and Argentina, and afterwards we will invite everyone to the table. Here, we will serve local, grass-fed beef grilled on the spot in a traditional, hardwood, Argentine style by the “parrillero” Mariano. Dinner also includes seasonal greens from Flying Mouse Farms and Patchwork Gardens, along with a selection of red wines. To finish, we will invite guests to an espresso or port wine with petits fours made from scratch with Flying Mouse maple syrup, and discuss the philosophy of sustainable, local gastronomy with an introduction to the local farms featured in the evening’s meal.

Tickets will be on sale at The Emporium starting in the first week of April. Space is limited to 25 people.

Letter of Thanks at Year’s End

As 2013 comes to a close, La Pampa Grill would like to say thank you for the tremendous support during this, our second, year in business. Our growth and achievements this year surpassed our goals, as each of oIMG_4726ur products—cooked in the traditional wood-fire Argentine style—reached a wider audience and supported a greater number of local farms and food growers. These efforts began prior to the start of the 2013 season, as Mariano made four trips to Michigan during the design and completion of the custom Argentine grill food-cart by Concession Cart Company—whose designer is also Argentine!

In 2013, La Pampa Grill introduced “el choripan” (Argentine sub) to more than 2,000 people, with its exquisite baguette bread from Emporium Wines & the Underdog Cafe, freshly baked every morning by Daryl Stanforth and his team of bakers who use all organic ingredients. And more thIMG_20130908_171755an 10 whole pigs were processed into chorizo sausage this year (Anderson family farm, New Liberty Farm, Mullin family, etc.)!

Since Anderson didn’t plant a corn crop this year, Mariano enthusiastically searched a little farther from home to Sutton Farm to bring GMO-free corn to the street.

Many of you have seen Mariano on Saturday mornings rushing through the Yellow Springs Farmers Market, chatting with Doug, Dale, Michelle, Kat and Doug. From this amazing group of small-scale farmers who have been committed for more than five years, some many more, to this way of life and growing locally, La Pampa Grill was able to bring you Italian pepper toast, overripe Heirloom tomatoes, and our famous La Pampa chicken wings (Morning Sun Farm). Your continual support of La Pampa’s grilling brought Mariano every siIMG_4712ngle Saturday to pick up more produce.

What is more, knowing that La Pampa would be grilling at the newly opened and now a mainstay in town, Yellow Springs Brewery, on Fridays, Mariano ventured out to the Centerville Farmers Market on Thursdays to ensure the freshest produce.

2013 was ‘the year of the lamb’ for La Pampa. In our annual goals, La Pampa had hoped to achieve the grilling of whole lamb and grass-fed beef by year three. But this, our second year, La Pampa was able to introduce both, finding sIMG_20130706_171610upport from Apple Oak Meadows and from the Amish and Mennonite communities in the Mount Victory, Ohio, area.

In addition, La Pampa’s private parties also really took off this year! As families planned reunions, birthdays, and weddings, they called on La Pampa to grill whole pieces grass-fed beef, whole lamb, pork and chicken in the traditional wood-fired Argentine style. With parties ranging from twenty to two hundred, Mariano poured his heart and soul into preparing the proteins, while families visited the Farmers Market to put the best seasonal produce into inspired salads and sides.

photo 1The family-oriented cooking brings everyone to the table, and has been La Pampa’s vision from its beginnings to create slow-food appreciation and community building through cooking. This philosophy is infused in everything that La Pampa does: from the 12 locally raised turkeys that Mariano grilled for families to take home to their Thanksgiving table this year to the family grill-outs and sunny afternoons with kids, their parents, and grandparents sharing Argentine subs and a pick-up soccer game at Peifer Orchards.

So, at year’s end, we’d like to offer a resounding “GRACIAS!” to everyone who has been part of maHoliday Card La Pampa Photoking La Pampa Grill a part of our community of families and food-producers, and a part of your table!

A special thank you to John Peifer, Yellow Springs Brewery, Synergy Incubators, Fifth Street Brew Pub, Kurt Miyazaki, and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce.

La Pampa in Nov and Dec

La Pampa Grill previewLa Pampa Argentine Grill will be grilling Saturdays and Sundays in November and December at Peifer Orchards from noon – 5pm (except not on Sat, Nov 30). Directions to Peifer Orchards can be found here.

Friday and Saturday, Nov 22 & 23, La Pampa Grill will also be at Yellow Springs Brewery from 5pm – 8pm. Directions to the Brewery can be found here.

Most weekend menus include:

  • Our “Chori-pan” classic Argentine sub – local chorizo sausage on baguette bread w/ chimichurri sauce.
  • “Alas de Pollo Orgánico” – Organic grilled chicken wings (Morning Sun Farm).
  • Special – Acorn Squash halved, grilled, and filled with pecans and maple syrup from Flying Mouse Farms.

Contact La Pampa for Argentine style grilling for private events and weddings, spring and summer 2014!

Thanksgiving Turkeys grilled by La Pampa

Thank you everyone for your great response – we are closing reservations for Thanksgiving Turkeys. Look for us again next year!

Mariano cooks your Thanksgiving turkey on his wood-fired grill, again like last year!

It works like this: you bring your own turkey with the receipt of where it was purchased (from a local farm source); make a reservation with Mariano through email or phone (see below); and bring your turkey already defrozen the day before. Mariano will cook it “a la parrilla” — over the grill as is typical in Argentina, guaranteed to be juicy and tender. We won’t accept industrial or supermarket turkeys, they need to be sourced as locally as possible and from a known farm.

Contact Mariano to discuss details (hours of pick-up, price, etc.) at gitanorios77@gmail.com or on his cell: 443-928-5356.

Stop by Peifer Orchards on Saturdays and Sundays in November from noon to 5pm – La Pampa is grilling!

Catch La Pampa in October

IMG_20130804_152428Upcoming Dates and Locations:

Friday, OCT 25, 5-9pm – Yellow Springs Brewery

Saturday & Sunday OCT 26 & 27, noon-5pm – Peifer Orchards

Monday, OCT 28, 5-8pm – Fifth Street Brew Pub

La Pampa Grill is a mobile food business that grills in a traditional Argentine style and sources from local Ohio farms, operating in and around Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Private Chef services for parties and special events. Contact us about events for spring and summer 2014 to hold a date!

We support local farms to engage in and help develop environmentally and culturally sustainable practices, a thriving local economy; and offer the highest quality, fresh foods cooked in a simple, slow, traditional style.

You can also find us on Facebook for weekly updates!

Family Grill-out Rescheduled for Sun Oct 20

Due to rain, we had to postpone the Grill-out tonight, Saturday, October 19. We have rescheduled the Grill-out for Sunday, October 20, 5pm.  We look forward to seeing the guests who had reserved for Saturday, the 19th.

If you did NOT reserve for the 19th, and would like to find out if there is space for Sunday’s event, email Mariano by 10am Sunday morning, and wait for his confirmation reply.

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IMG_20130914_195533SAT October 19, Peifer Orchards 5:00pm arrival time to socialize and to get to know Peifer’s market and take the opportunity to get the apple cider daily pressed onsite. Food is served at 5:30pm.

RSVP to the Grill-out required. RSVP to: gitanorios77@gmail.com  Bring your printed confirmation email from Mariano confirming that there is space for your group (please specify how many adults and children) to the event. We will accept reservations until space is full or no later than Thursday, October 17th. $14 (suggested donation) for adults, kids under 12 are free.

La Pampa Family Grill-out! For those of you who missed the last one, or those of you who can’t stay away– Tonight Mariano grills a whole lamb, pork,  and whole chickens. The lamb is locally sourced from Apple Oak Meadows near Springfield, pork is from Anderson Farm, and local chicken is from New Liberty Farm.

It works like this: bring your own side dishes, drinks, and a picnic blanket to sit on. We keep serving the lamb, pork and chicken until they’re gone, and a reception glass of red wine.

For directions to Peifer’s, click here.

La Pampa is also grilling at Peifer Orchards on weekends this month (Sat & Sun from 12:30pm to 5pm), with the exception of Saturday, October 12, where you can find us at the Yellow Springs Street Fair.

Coming up…Little Art Theatre, Peifer Orchards & YS Street Fair

IMG_20130804_152428This Saturday, La Pampa will be grilling at the Yellow Springs Little Art Theatre’s “Back to the Movies Festival” and grand re-opening of our beloved downtown movie theater! The Festival will be at the Little Art and on Short Street right in downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, September 28th, from 3-9pm.  Check out more at www.littleart.com

Sunday is a regular day for La Pampa Grill at Peifer Orchards, 1/2 mile north of Yellow Springs on Rte. 68. Peifer’s apples and pumpkins—grown right there at the orchard—are all in season! La Pampa is also grilling at Peifer’s next Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, from noon until 5pm.

Coming up… Saturday, October 12, is the Yellow Springs Street Fair. More updates with our location and menu to come!

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Grilling at Peifer Orchards in September

La Pampa is at Peifer Orchards Saturdays and Sundays in September (hours are noon – 5pm). Peifer’s apples grown on-site are now in season, too!  We will not be grilling on Sat, Sept 21st, due to an off-site private party. For directions to Peifer’s, click here.

We’re also grilling at the Yellow Springs Brewery on Fridays, Sept 13 and Sept 20, from 4:30pm – 9pm.

La Pampa Picnic at PeifersLa Pampa Family Grill-out
SUN Sep 22 Peifer Orchards 4:30pm arrival time to socialize and set up, serve Peifer cider and wine reception. Food is served at 5:15pm.

RSVP to the Grill-out required. RSVP to: gitanorios77@gmail.com  Bring your printed email with Mariano’s confirmation reply to the event.  $14 for adults, kids under 12 are free.

ANOTHER La Pampa Family Grill-out! For those of you who missed this last one, or those of you who can’t stay away– Tonight Mariano grills a whole lamb, whole chickens, and maybe a surprise, too! The lamb is locally sourced from Apple Oak Meadows near Springfield, and local chicken is from New Liberty Farm! It works like this: bring your own side dishes, drinks, and a picnic blanket to sit on. We keep serving the lamb and chicken until they’re gone, and a reception glass of red wine.

For directions to Peifer’s, click here.

La Pampa Grill-out and Regular Hours

La Pampa is back to Peifer Orchards this Saturday, Aug 31, and regularly on Saturdays and Sundays in September (hours are noon – 5pm). For directions to Peifer’s, click here.

We’re also grilling at the Yellow Springs Brewery on Fridays, August 30, Sept 13 and Sept 20, from 4pm – 8:30pm.

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SUN Sep 8 Peifer Orchards 6pm.
Soon to be a tradition, these parties are loads of fun for young and old, and everyone in between. Tonight Mariano grills a whole lamb, whole chickens, and maybe a surprise, too! Finding lamb locally at Apple Oak Meadows near Springfield, we’re ready for all to taste! It works like this: bring your own side dishes, drinks, and a picnic blanket to sit on. We keep serving the lamb and chicken until they’re gone, and a reception glass of red wine.

RSVP to the Grill-out required, bring your printed email with Mariano’s confirmation reply to the event. RSVP to: gitanorios77@gmail.com. $14 for adults, kids under 12 are free. For directions to Peifer’s, click here.