In my best (Andrew Zimmern impersonation) ” It has been some time since I have blogged and need to play catch up!
First off, let me say that this Summer is going by very fast and with the cool temps it feels a bit like Fall, which can only mean one thing: Don’t eat a Brussels sprout until after the first frost.
Speaking of things edible, the menu at CT has been a blast this Summer, every week, yes, every week we have changed the menu and most recently with all the press about eggs we celebrated with a menu with a lot of eggs.
Bacon crouton, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, reduction of sherry vinegar + aioli
Roasted red pepper + tomato soup, basil puree and grilled bread
Confit of duck winglets, sweet corn aioli spicy beet gastrique
Tomato pizza, basil puree, fresh sheep’s milk ricotta + sunny side up egg
Smoked trout, purple Viking + German butterball potatoes pickled mustard seed, red onion, hard boiled egg
Fettuccini cabonara “style” with house cured pancetta, fresh parsley, black pepper and egg sauce
Pork loin, celery + blue cheese flan, roasted carrot hot sauce, baby carrots + pickled Hungarian pepper corn relish
Chicken, sautéed wild mushrooms, sautéed broccoli, tomato hollandaise sauce
Pan roasted trout, sautéed green beans, roasted beets sauce grabiche
Rattatoulle + poached egg, eggplant, zucchini, tomato, sweet corn, tomato sauce + grilled bread
So, we are going to continue a new menu every week until, well, who knows, maybe we will just keep doing a new menu since we can get a ton of truly “local” food all year round (really, we can).
Secondly, let me tell you that Tour de Farm this year has been a blast. You have no idea what it is like to spend the day with people that make the food that we at CT eat every day. Can’t say enough about how great our farms have been about hosting. Always very gracious and accomadating. Thanks to Tangletown Gardens, Riverbend Farms + Cedar Summit.
For the rest of the tour de farm updates you should go and check out that blog and get the lattest updates (and tickets for the remaining 2010 Tour!).