Another great meal, created and hosted by Tammy Coxen of Tammys Tastings. This meal was to support the Selma Cafe which hosts friday morning meals. Also in attendance was the creators of the Bona Sera Secret Supper Club. So many local foodies in one place.
My first batch of pea shoot, microgreens were ready, and I brought them along for people to try. Tammy included them with her first course, a mushroom tart. The pea shoots provided a fresh, sweet balance to the richness of the tart. The microgreens were a hit. Jeff McCabe, one of the creators of Selma Cafe who is also hosting the Home Grown Festival, offered me a table at the festival to sample and promote my microgreens. Hope to see you there. The event is in two weeks and he says that there could be 3000 people in attendance. I thought about my microgreen mini farm that currently consists of eight trays in my backyard and realized I have to get a lot more trays going to prepare for this event.
The Meal: It was all great. Big stand outs were the mushroom tarts, the carrot soup with Iranian pistachios, the lamb chop, and the Panna Cotta with peaches, which left us all speechless.
Yellow Oyster Mushrooms Tart (w/pea shoot microgreens)
Heirloom Tomato Napoleon w/basil oil and fresh mozzarella
Carrot Soup w/Iranian pistachios, hazelnut oil, maple syrup and chives
Salad w/roasted fennel and beets
Confit Byaldi w/lake trout, w/ herb oil
Lamb Rib Chop w/cassoulet of summer beans
Cheese Plate w/raw honey, marinated raisins, and preserves
Panna Cotta w/poached peaches and balsamic vinegar