June Wine Dinner with Lumos Wine Company

On Saturday, June 23, we hosted our second-of-the-season wine dinner featuring Lumos Wine Company. The night was a great success, and our guests left very full and very happy.

Our next wine dinner is scheduled for August 25 featuring Spindrift Cellars. We won’t begin taking reservations until August 1, but please be aware that reservations fill up very quickly (in two days or less).

PK McCoy and Dai Crisp own and operate Lumos Wine Company, and they were on hand to pour their own libations at the wine dinner.

Before dinner, farm co-owner, John Eveland, led a truck tour around the fields.

John’s favorite part of the tour (perhaps his favorite part of the farm) is the compost program.

The Dinner Menu

carrot soup with porcini foam, tarragon goat cheese, and toasted wheat berries
–paired with Lumos Rudolfo Pinot Gris, 2011

 

pâté in brioche with marinated beet salad
–paired with Lumos Chiquita Rosé, 2011

 

beet pappardelle with scallops, bacon, favas, and pumpkin seeds
–paired with Lumos Temperance Hill Julia Pinot Gris, 2011

 

strawberry sorbet

 

lamb over white bean and carrot purées with paprika oil and parsley caper sauce
–paired with Lumos Temperance Hill Pinot Noir, 2008

 

crisp meringue with lemon cream and strawberries
 

carrot soup with porcini foam, tarragon goat cheese, and toasted wheat berries

pâté in brioche

pâté in brioche with marinated beet salad

beet pappardelle

beet pappardelle with scallops, bacon, favas, and pumpkin seeds

Tracy, Alison, and Tamara were the servers for the evening.

strawberry sorbet

lamb over white bean and carrot purées with paprika oil and parsley caper sauce

crisp meringue with lemon cream and strawberries

 Dinner was planned, cooked, and assembled by chef JC, pastry chef Ana, and kitchen crew Paula and Ricky.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this magical evening.

 

Valentine’s Dinner at the GTF Farm Stand

The Gathering Together Farm restaurant hosted a Valentine’s Day dinner this past week. Chef JC and his kitchen crew went all out to delight the senses of a small gathering of people celebrating their love for each other and of good food.

The Menu:

sweetbreads terrine with sour cherry mostarda

scallop terrine with citrus, fennel, and bok choi

heartbeet risotto with trotter croquetta

duck breast with braising greens and rutabaga

chocolate soufflé

optional wine pairing

sweetbreads terrine with sour cherry mostarda

baby leaves of bok choi

scallop terrine with citrus, fennel, and bok choi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Alison (above left) is the farmstand manager and serves meals along with Tamara (above right).

JC grates parmesan to garnish the risotto.

JC slices beets.

well seasoned beets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JC (above left) plates up the heartbeet risotto. JC develops most of the restaurant menu items himself, using the best local and seasonal ingredients as inspiration.

Ricky (above right) is second in command in the farm stand kitchen.

 heartbeet risotto with trotter croquetta

searing duck breasts

duck breasts

JC deglazes the pans and saves the sauce for later.

braising greens: mustards, chard, and kale

goat cheese croquettas in the making for a vegetarian guest

flowers from our neighbors at Greengable Gardens

not-quite-assembled macarons made by pastry chef Ana (not pictured) to accompany the chocolate soufflé

The kitchen crew would like to thank everyone who joined us for this special meal. Regular dinners at the GTF farm stand will begin in April, but until then we’d love to see you at Thursday or Friday lunches or Saturday breakfasts at the farm stand, which opens for the season this coming week (February 24, 2012).