Forest to Table Dinner

Saturday, May 2, 2020
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Fallingwater Institute presents the Forest to Table Dinner, an intimate culinary experience that is a celebration of time and place, one that brings together the bounty of spring with the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of organic architecture.

Fallingwater in spring

Saturday, May 2, 2020
5:00 to 8:30 p.m.

$350 per person
Price includes tour of Fallingwater, hors d’oeuvres, and four-course meal with wine pairings. This event is limited to 12 people.

The fading late afternoon light signals the start of the experience with a private tour of Fallingwater and its landscape.  A seasoned guide shares how the surrounding nature shaped both the architecture and the food selections throughout the evening. Following a twilight reception of hors d’oeuvres and wine at the house, Executive Chef Tom Shuttlesworth leads a culinary journey that includes a savory four-course meal with wine pairings at the chef’s table in the Café. The exquisite food reflects local traditions and flavors of springtime in Appalachian Pennsylvania through ingredients sourced from nearby farms and foraged here at Fallingwater.

Fallingwater in spring

Tom Shuttlesworth is a New England Culinary Institute trained chef with a career spanning coast to coast and Europe, including the kitchens of culinary luminaries Jean-Louis Palladin, Tom Colicchio, Wylie Dufresne and Michael Mina.  A native of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Chef Shuttlesworth returned to work at Fallingwater in 2006, where he draws inspiration from Fallingwater and Appalachia.

Forest to Table Menu


Spring mushroom cream with morels

Warm wilted dandelion greens, local goat cheese and cornbread crostini

Roast Jamison Farm lamb chops, braised ramps, hominy cake, bacon buerre blanc, red currant jelly

Maple-dried apple bread pudding with whiskey sauce



* Menu may slightly change depending on availability of locally-sourced ingredients

The Forest to Table Dinner at Fallingwater helps support the operations of the Fallingwater Institute, which is established to provide equitable access to high quality, studio-based education programs for students ranging from high school to adult professionals.

About Fallingwater Institute

When Edgar Kaufmann jr. entrusted Fallingwater and the more than 1,500 acres surrounding it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, he envisioned Fallingwater not only as a place where visitors would come to experience great architecture, but also where a deeper experience of art and nature might occur.

Kaufmann imagined that Fallingwater could become a place where scholars, students and artists might come to find inspiration from the building and its landscape while pursuing individual or group study. Today, the Fallingwater Institute honors Kaufmann’s vision by providing a stimulating setting for learning and collaborating for individuals during classes, workshops and residencies at Fallingwater.