Saturday, June 26, 2010

Early Summer Menu

Soup & Salads

Green Bean Salad
Benton’s country ham, greens, green goddess dressing

Spinach salad
Baffoni’s fried egg, house cured bacon, radish, Westfied Farm Capri chevre, red wine vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Gazpacho
Mozzarella, smoked balsamic

Small Plates

Native RI Popcorn
Duck Fat & lemon thyme

Warm Marinated Picholine Olives

Island Creek Oysters
bloody marry gelee, fennel pollen

Hill Farm Pork Meatballs
Sofrito ,Wisconsin Parm

Truffle Mac & Cheese
smoked crumb crust

Blue hill Bay Mussels
swiss chard, grain mustard, charred lemon, Arbiquino oil

Wild Mushroom Flatbread
caramelized onion, ricotta, arugula, lemon thyme dressing

Point Judith calamari
kalamata olives, Basque pepper, herbs, romesco sauce


Half Roasted Organic Chicken
carrots ,whipped potato, jus

Oake Knoll Ayshires Veal Meatloaf
Cheesy polenta, poached farm egg, succotash

Northeast Family Farms Crispy Pork belly
warm black chickpea salad, preserved lemon, flavors of hummus

Wild Striped Bass
Summer vegetable hash, tomato, dill oil, Benton’s country ham froth

Painted Hills Sirloin
crispy potato pave, green beans, glazed shallots

Ricotta Stuffed Squash Blossoms
House made spaghetti, slow roasted tomatoes, fennel & pollen

Braised Pel freez Rabbit
Semolina gnocchi, bright lights chard, shaved radish, hints of citrus, nasturtium

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Jasper Hill Winnemere

This is a new cheese featured on my cheese board. It is a complex cheese. It is an old world, raw milk, washed rind cheese from Jasper Hill Farm. It is wrapped in spruce wood and washed in a lambic beer. The spruce gives this cheese a woodsy flavor. Jasper Hill makes some of my favorite cheeses. I always have at least one or two of their cheeses on my board.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Roof Top Garden

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been really busy at the restaurant. I have taken the Executive Chef position at Tastings. Rich, my long time friend, felt it was time for him to move on and my time to move up. My Sous Chef, Justin, left also; he moved out to California. I would work with any one of these guys, including my previous Sous Chef Imani, any day in a heartbeat. Each of them are solid chefs! On top of it all as I am going through rough times at the restaurant with the lack of staff, working everyday and making the change to Executive Chef, I broke my right hand while riding my bicycle. When it rains it pours! As my hand is in the healing process it has been hard to take decent photos. Here are the last ones I took before the big spill. I bought a bunch of starter plants from a plant sale at White Barn Farm. Chris and Christie grow some pretty amazing stuff. I am fortunate enough to work about 10 minutes away from them. I will post some more pics in the next few days.