Lunch Menu: Week of July 22, 2014

Albacore tuna is a thing of beauty…going to be a great dish this week!
Plus try the pickles. Ask your server for a sample.

See you at the farm,
jc

To Start
country pâté with mixed olives, mustard, cornichon and house pickles 5.5
crostini of duck liver mousse 5.5
mixed field greens and altamura croutons with balsamic vinaigrette 6.5
GTF salad-blueberry, duck confit, toasted almond and blueberry vinaigrette 9.5
marinated tomato, basil, extra virgin, balsamic and artisan bread 6.5
gazpacho with basil pesto and artisan bread 4/6
beet and vegetable soup with artisan bread 4/6

Pizze Rosso
garlic/basil/mozzarella 9.5
Italian sausage/kalamata olive/radicchio/mozz 10.5
shrimp/potato/leek /mozz 10.5

Pizze Bianco
walla walla /mozz 9.5
siletz tomato/pesto/mozz 10.5
colazione-bacon/egg/green onion/black pepper 10.5

Secondi
mushroom ravioli with leeks, carrots, radicchio and parmesan cheese 9.5
orrecchiette with summer squash, pesto and padrone peppers 9.5
eightball squash filled with tomato, leeks, chard and an egg served over polenta 9.5
Newport albacore with green beans, tomato, ceci, kalamata olives and aioli * 11.5
lava lake lamb sausage over smashed rose gold potatoes and rainbow chard 10.5

Lunch Menu: Week of July 15, 2014 — Summer is here!

The tomatoes are showing up with the heat….not the police, but the sun shining down on newly shorn fields. We will have the first caprese salads of the year on the menu this week. Mounds of fresh, juicy tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil all dressed with our organic extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. So bright and perfect for the season.

Highlights:

*marionberry vinaigrette
*great pate
*Ricky’s gazpacho
*poppy seeds in the eightball squash

To Start
country pâté with mixed olives, whole grain mustard and cornichon 5.5
crostini of duck liver mousse 5.5
mixed field greens and altamura croutons with balsamic vinaigrette 6.5
GTF salad- goat cheese, basil, pistachios and marionberry vinaigrette 9.5
caprese salad-mozzarella, basil, extra virgin, balsamic and *artisan bread 9.5
gazpacho with basil pesto and artisan bread 4/6
mushroom soup with artisan bread 4/6

Pizze Rosso
garlic/basil/mozzarella 9.5
Italian sausage/kalamata olive/radicchio/mozz 10.5
duck/fennel/pesto /mozz 10.5

Pizze Bianco
ham/squashes/red wine onions /mozz 9.5
beets/pesto/ricotta/mozz 10.5
colazione-bacon/egg/green onion/black pepper 10.5

Secondi
agnolotti of duck confit with new onions, chard and parmesan cheese 9.5
semolina gnocchi with siletz tomatoes, ricotta, leeks and pesto 9.5
brown rice and poppy seed stuffed eightball squash over tomato and braising greens 9.5
pacific rockfish with ratatouille 10.5
grilled pork chops, potato salad, marinated grilled zucchini 10.5

Lunch Menu Sketch: Week of July 8, 2014

Wow! Hope your fourth of July was spectacular. We all worked doing the prep for two happy couples who were married on July 5th. Congratulations to both couples….you know who you are!
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It is hhhhhooooottttt, and Ricky has made some powder keg gazpacho to cool your palates.

We also have a chioggia beet filled ravioli,
orrecchiette with cocozelle squash and mushrooms
duck filled eightball squash
polenta with veg and egg
braised beef in brodo
rockfish with fennel and white bean
and…and…and…the season’s first caprese salad!

see you soon
jc

Lunch Menu: Week of July 3, 2014

It’s a beautiful evening at the farm – come on out and see us.

Antipasti/Primi Piatti
salumi 7.5
trio of antipasti 7.5
salmon rillette on artisan bread 5.5
soup/cold/cucumber 5.
soup/squash/basil 5.
GTF greens/beet/almond/goat cheese 7.5
GTF greens/cucumber/tomato/crouton 7.5

Pizza Rosso
garlic/basil/ mozzarella 10.5
bacon/mushroom/mozzarella 11.5
ricotta/squash/pesto /mozzarella 11.5

Pizza Bianco
ham/favas/mushroom/ mozzarella 11.5
potato/onion/blue cheese/mozzarella 11.5
colazione-bacon/egg/parmesan/green onion 11.5

–add anchovy, pickled jalapenos, egg 1.

Secondi
duck /carrot/chard/ Paula and Seymour’s blackcurrant sauce 17.5
chinook/white bean/fennel/onion/pesto 19.5
lamb/polenta/squash/tomato/anchovy caper sauce 17.5
flat iron steak/smashed potato/black kale /aioli* 19.5
risotto/peas/pesto 15.5

To Finish
chocolate/coffee mousse 6.5
creme brûlée 6.5
raspberry almond cake 6.5

Wine Dinner Evolution

Putting together a no holds barred multi-course wine-paired dinner is a process, an evolution, and a lot of open field running. Mostly it’s leaning over a counter with a tired kitchen tribe bouncing ideas that I mostly ignore. But then someone’s dish idea sparks a train of thought, and we pull up different options for different elements (taste, texture, richness,etc..) that come together to form a successful dish.

“We need something sweet to balance the salty fat,” for example.
“How about beet?”
“How about apple?”
“How about beet and apple?”

It happens quickly and then I try to put the pieces together, like where can I get what, how much time it will take to plate, etc. It changes just as quickly.

Anyhoo…here’s what we have so far:

*assorted antipasti including our country pate and artisanal bread
*almond mousse with beets, apples, brioche and almond dust
*cavatelli with favas, scapes and blue foam
*smoked pheasant breast with mustard and new potatoes
*cucumber palate cleanser
*grilled elk with red wine risotto, black kale, and smoked fennel salt
*dessert from our pastry chef Hamid