One of our favorite things is creating menu experiences and having guests gather to enjoy the best life has to offer: sumptuous food and beverage and good conversation. Does it get any better? Well, when the setting is literally “in the field” – the very core root from which our creations hail – you may just say that this is , in fact, our favorite thing of all.
Just this last June, we were were honored to produce the Outstanding in the Field dinner at Casitas Valley Farm , a farm that creates a local food production system that is” economically, socially and ecologically viable”. We can always get behind this philosophy, because we feel that this is what makes the difference in the food experience while dining.
Below is the menu for this event:
PASSED HORS D’ OEUVRES:
Wood Fired Pacific Oysters (The Jolly Oyster Co) with garlic, butter & Coleman Farms French Sorrel-
Casitas Valley Farm Pied de Cochon on brioche with Sauce Gribiche
Petty Ranch Avocado & Grapefruit Tostada with Coleman Crispy Onion & Rio Gozo Citrus Basil
Etxea Sour Dough Bread & Butter
Casitas Valley Farms Smoked Ham & Farmhouse Cheddar Tart &
Salad of Coleman Farms Pea Tendrils, Radishes, Lettuces & Rio Gozo Farms Carrots
Community Seafood Local Pescado Zarandeado Tacos-
Grilled Fresh Local Fish with Petty Ranch Avocado, Grilled Rio Gozo Onion, Coleman Farms Cilantro & Chiles with Warm Corn Tortillas
Grilled Watkins Ranch Skirt Steak with Rio Gozo Carrot Chimichurri
Petty Ranch New Potatoes baked with Casitas Valley Farmhouse Cheddar, Coleman Green Onions & Sour Cream
Braised Coleman Farms Spigarello
Chocolate & Petty Ranch Mandarin Mousse with Bent Penny Coffee Cream, Candied Petty Ranch Citrus & Coleman Farms Persian Mint