Chef Evan Mallett
Wednesday August 23| 6:30 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
Levenson Community Room
Join us on Wednesday August 23 at 6:30 PM for an evening with Chef Evan Mallett, owner and head chef at Black Trumpet on Ceres Street. Chef Evan will give a presentation about his work and his book, Black Trumpet, and will offer samples for tasting! Don’t miss another fantastic culinary event at the library.
At the renowned Black Trumpet restaurant, Chef Evan and his staff reflect the constantly changing seasons of New England, celebrating the unique flavors and traditions of fished, farmed, and foraged foods in their ever-changing menus that rotate roughly every six weeks throughout the course of the year.
The basis of great cooking has always been the creative use of fresh, seasonal ingredients – whether the kitchen is at home or in a high-end restaurant. The Black Trumpet became nationally famous as a model for local food sourcing and community involvement, and Chef Evan’s book describes that journey, as well as also the growth and evolution of the local food movement.
Evan Mallett’s path to professional cooking was a sinuous one, wending its way from Washington, D.C. up the coast to Boston and ultimately the small seaport city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In 2007 Evan and his wife Denise bought what would become the Black Trumpet, becoming stewards of an historic restaurant location—an old ship’s chandlery that in 1970 first opened as the legendary Blue Strawbery, a pioneer of New American cuisine. Evan is a three-time James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef, Northeast. He is actively involved and sits on the boards of Chef’s Collaborative, Slow Food Seacoast, and the Heirloom Harvest Project, an initiative that brings together farmers, chefs, and educators to identify and restore a food system native to the greater New England Seacoast region.