Archive for December, 2010

New Years Eve 2010 Menu At Corner Table

31 Dec

New Years Eve Menu

$65 3-course with wine pairings, $45 3-course without wine pairings supplemental courses + wine pairings additional

first course

choose one

Marshall Farm rabbit terrine + seared loin, served with house mustard + crostini

Castillo Perelada, Spain     Brut Cava, Macabeo, Xarel lo, Parellada, NV

warm Au Bon Canard duck confit, poached farm egg + greens

Juve & Camps, Spain     Brut Rose, Pinot Noir, NV

baked apple en croute

Lorca Fantasia, Mendoza Argentina     Torrontes, 2009

supplemental courses

potato + chestnut gnocchi with mushrooms + brown butter          12

pair with     William Fevre, France   Champs Royaux, Chablis, 2008             10

Au Bon Canard foie gras torchon marinated in red wine                     22

pair with     Chateau Roumieu-Lacoste    Sauternes, 2006                   9

main course

choose one

lamb duet of braised shank with butter poached fingerling potatoes + seared leg with braised carrots

Cal Blanca, Toro, Spain     Tempranillo, 2007

crispy Riverbend Farm polenta, roasted pumpkin, chioga beets + Crave Brothers washed rind cheese

Swallow, Oregon     Pinot Noir, 2008

seared Au Bon Canard duck breast, celery root + potato gallete with apple + parsnip moustarda

Celler Pinol, Spain     Ludovicus, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

dessert course

choose one

local cheese course: Star Thrower camembert cheese, Northern Lites blue cheese

Mont Marcal, Spain     Cava, Brut Rose, 2008

eggnog spice Star Thrower Farm ricotta cheesecake

with apples + brown butter shortbread cookie

Frisk, Australia     Riesling, 2009

chocolate torte, strawberry balsamic + beet caramel sauce

Swallow, Oregon     Pinot Noir, 2008

Menu (roughly) for New Years Eve @tourdefarm + Corner Table

28 Dec

SO, by now, I hope you have heard that Tour de Farm is doing a New Years Eve dinner at a beautiful old barn in Glenco, MN.

We are amazed by how lucky we are to be able to celebrate the New Year and the fabulous food being grown & raised in Minnesota.

Getting ready for you!

We are going to start the night off with some warm mulled wine and hot apple cider.  This will be a great time to get to know some of your dinner friends and mingle a bit while learning more about the farm.

Star Thrower farm makes amazing cheese as well as some amazing Icelandic lamb meat.  To learn more about the heard they have just check out the website.

We are going to start the night off with some very warm heriloom pumpkin soup using pumkin from our friends at Tangletown Gardens.

Next we will be having some great sausage that we are making this week at CT.  We are using herbs that were harvested by Debra from Star Thrower that they grew on thier property this year as well as garlic.

The next couple of courses, well, I don’t think I want to tell you everything right now, but there will be cheese, lamb, caramelized Brussels sprouts, lamb bacon, cream, and the dessert if going to have honey and ricotta of course some great cheeses from the hard work that Debra and Scott put in everyday.

The locals think you should wear wool, a lot of it.

If you can’t join us for the Tour de Farm Event,  make a reservation for dinner at Corner Table.  We are doing a three course dinner for $65 with wine pairings.   Please call 612-823-0011 for reservations.

We can’t wait to spend New Year’s Eve with you!

Guess what I am doing on New Years Eve – 2010

13 Dec


 In a beautiful 100-year old (heated) barn at Star Thrower Farm in Glencoe, MN Scott Pampuch will prepare a 5-course dinner with wine pairings from Solo Vino for the final evening of 2010!

Itinerary:        5:00pm **Bus will load at Corner Table;

                                Bus will depart at 5:30pm sharp

                                7:00pm Reception at Star Thrower Farm

                                8:00pm 5-Course Dinner, Music + New Years Eve Toast

                               12:30am Bus departs Star Thrower Farm;

                               Arriving at Corner Table at 1:30am

What to Wear: Although the barn will have heaters, please dress warm. Layers and Minnesota winter wear – hats, scarves, and mittens – with warm boots are suggested over sequin dresses and stilettos. Blankets may be helpful for warmth as well!

Still in need holiday gifts? We have a bunch of farmy items!

  • Tour de Farm t-shirts ($20), tank tops ($20), chef whites ($35)
  • Corner Table Restaurant Gift Certificates (any amount),
  • Cooking Class Gift Certificates ($100-$150),
  • Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers
  • book ($35) – come get it signed by Scott!

Menu for Week of December 7th, 2010

07 Dec


potato pierogi, caramelized onion, horseradish crème fraiche


seared pork confit, mustard, breadcrumbs,  poached egg + herbs


rabbit terrine, grilled + marinated mushrooms, marsala thyme sauce


smoked trout croquette, Romesco sauce


pumpkin flan, buttermilk biscuit, chestnut praline,pumpkin spice gastrique


nosh plate, house mustard, meat, cheese, hardboiled egg, crostini


soup du jour


selection of cheese, ask server for choices

2 choice    7.5   3 choice   9.5      4 choice   12.5


braised rabbit, polenta, greens + pancetta, sage jus


grilled trout, green lentils, warm bok choy + ginger slaw


spice rubbed chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, duck fat poached fingerling potatoes, fried chickpeas


gnocchi, mushroom, parsnip puree, blue cheese


pork loin, black eyed peas, collards, pear mostarda


poblano + goat cheese bread pudding, greens, poppy seed cumin, carrots, salsa verde


100 mile tasting menus

spontaneous menu from the kitchen, inform your server about allergies

five course                         65.     with wine flight                 85.

three course                         45.   with wine flight                55.

kitchen table                     125.

beef tasting menu coming soon!

featured farms

South East Minnesota Food Network, William Yoder, Drag Smith Farms, Ralph Lentz Farm, Cedar Summit Dairy, Pastureland butter,  Hope Creamery Butter, Star Thrower Farms, Fence Line Dairy, Au Bon Canard, Hoch Orchards, Prairie Hollow Farms, Hidden Streams Farm, Pastures A Plenty,  Shepherd Song Ranch, North Star Bison Ranch, Idle Hands Farm, Star Prairie Trout Farm, Riverbend Farms, Tangletown Gardens Farm, Callister Farm, Marshall Farm + all our other farmers and their staff


proudly serving filtered Minneapolis tap water

house-made soda 1.25

With all the talk about ‘local’ food, we wanted to let you know what on our menu is local and what isn’t. Turns out that what’s NOT local is a much shorter list: cooking oils, spices, salt, pepper, vinegar, lemons, black eyed peas, marsala, lentils, chickpeas, ginger and almonds.