travessiaWhen food writer and personal chef Karen Covey moved to the south coast of Massachusetts, she discovered a gastronomic treasure trove. Inspired by the bounty of the region and the commitment of these artisans, farmers, and fishermen, she endeavored to write The Coastal Table. On Saturday, October 5th, she will share her knowledge of the region’s culinary traditions at a book signing and tasting at Travessia Urban Winery from 2 to 4 p.m. The winery will offer a wine tasting for $6 and samples of cucumbers with cloumage and micro greens will be available.

The Coastal Table celebrates the region’s epicurean heritage with a fresh, simple twist on traditional New England fare. It features recipes for casual beach days, sophisticated outdoor entertaining, and simple, everyday meals. In addition to Covey’s recipes, the cookbook includes contributions by New England’s most esteemed chefs, such as Barbara Lynch of the Barbara Lynch Gruppo and Matt Jennings of Farmstead in Providence, who rely on the region’s quality produce when crafting their menus. She also profiles many of the area’s winemakers, farmers, cheesemakers, and fishermen who are quietly producing some of New England’s finest ingredients. Join Covey at Travessia Urban Winery to learn more.

Covey is a personal chef, food writer, and recipe developer. She is the creator of the site Gourmet Recipes for One and her articles and recipes have been featured in the Boston Globe Magazine, edible South Shore, and Local in Season.

The Coastal Table_Cover_2x3Travessia Urban Winery opened its doors in 2008 with the aim of bringing a bit of owner Marco Montez’s native Portugal to New England. Travessia’s guiding philosophy behind the production of signature mouthwatering wines—Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir, to name a few—has been intact since the company’s launch: Montez seeks primarily to use locally grown grapes in the creation of distinctive, high quality wine, as he did with his family in Portugal. The South Coast of Massachusetts provides Travessia with many of its grapes and much of its wines’ character.