Collingswood restaurant stalwart, chef Mark Smith of the Tortilla Press and Tortilla Press Cantina (in Pennsauken), is renowned in South Jersey for his long-time commitment to local farmers. Tomorrow, he’s thanking his farmer-suppliers and saying goodbye to the year’s harvest with what he’s calling “WHAT JUST MIGHT BE YOUR BEST DINNER OF THE YEAR!” (caps his).
Tonight’s the last night to graze on (supposedly) succulent peaches at The Tortilla Press in Collingswood and its sister restaurant, Tortilla Press Cantina in Merchantville. Noted chef Mark Smith is wrapping up the three-course Just Peachy menu he’s preparing at his two fresh-Mex spots. I say “supposedly” because Smith tried very hard to answer diplomatically when asked about this year’s peach crop but his face and words belied the fact that they’re just not yet as ripe and sweet as he’d have liked.