Thursday, August 12, 2010

Farm-Infused City Dinner Menu August 7th 2010

To Start

Chinese Tea or Coffee City Chicken Eggs
With Velo Mexican coffee or black tea, Muddy Pond sorghum and Dominican cinnamon

With William’s Island Farm eggplant and Niedlov’s baguette

Link 41 Coffee Cured Bacon Sandwiches
With Alexzanna Farm tomatoes, Velo coffee and Niedlov’s Farmer’s Rye

The Feast

Chilled Zephyr Squash Soup
With William’s Island zephyr, swirled with roasted Signal Mtn Farm sweet pepper puree


Link 41 Smoked Ribs
From Sequatchie Cove Farm heritage pork

Jalapeno Cumberland Cornbread
With Tant Hill Farm jalapenos, Riverview Farms cornmeal, and Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cumberland

Iced Sequatchie Cove Farm Cucumbers
With balsamic vinegar brought back from Modena, Italy after Terra Madre and handmade Caribbean sea salt

Circle S Farm Yellow Wax Bean Salad
With William’s Island Farm Sungolds and oregano from my yard

To Finish

Velo Coffee Custard
With Daisy’s figs and city chicken eggs

Featuring (and Many Thanks to)….

-All beautiful and colorful wine glasses and water glasses are made by Prentice Hicks and donated for use during this dinner.  They can be taken home, if desired, for $20 a cup and $25 a wine glass

-Various bowls (big and small), plates, and vases (small and big) are made by Anderson Bailey, and are also donated for use during this dinner.  They may be taken home as well, please ask for prices. 

-Many of the gorgeous serving bowls are by Danielle Fox, as well as a few cups, plates, and smaller bowls.  They are donated for use during this dinner and may also be purchased, ask for prices. 

-All the beautiful flowers are grown, harvested and lovingly arranged by Padgett Arnold. 

-Of course this dinner would have been nothing but empty plates and stomachs without our dedicated and hardworking farmers and artisans- William’s Island Farm, Sequatchie Cove Farm and Creamery, Circle S Farm, Tant Hill Farm, Alexzanna Farm, and Riverview Farms, Link 41, Velo Coffee Roasters and Niedlov’s Bakery were all extremely important in the making of this dinner.  They are all at Main Street Farmer's Market- along with many other farms producing equally delicious produce and meat.

And last, but decidedly not least-  thanks to all of you, the eaters, who choose to make this community better and more alive everyday.  I look forward to seeing you all at the Main Street Farmers Market throughout the season!