Monday, November 14, 2011

Late Autumn at Alezxanna Farm
November 12th 2011

To Start
Sequatchie Cove Lamb Liver Pâté
With River Ridge Farm chicken livers and Link 41 bacon

William’s Island Farm Beet Pâté
    With no livers at’all

Served with Sequatchie Cove’s  Cumberland cheese, Ashley’s handmade rosemary crackers, and Pocket Farm hakuri turnips

With Circle S Farm baby squash,  Crabtree roasted green peppers, and Sonrisa’s whole wheat flour

Sweet Potato Tortellini
With Sequatchie Cove shiitake; served in a warm lamb broth

The Feast

Sequatchie Cove Farm Beef Roast
Braised with shiitake mushrooms and Bill’s vino

Riverview Farm Grits
Layered with Cumberland cheese and Fall Creek Farm butternut squash, and Alexzanna herbs

Marinated Garbanzo Salad
With William’s Island Farm kale, Circle S cauliflower, and Crabtree kohlrabi

Signal Mtn Farm Lettuce Salad
    With Crabtree pea shoots, Tant Hill asian green mix, and Pocket Farm arugula

To Finish

Fall Creek Farm Apple Torte
 With Louisiana grown Asian persimmons and Sonrisa’s whole wheat flour

Featuring (and Many Thanks to)…. 

All beautiful and colorful wine and water glasses are made by Prentice Hicks and donated for use during this dinner.  They can be taken home to drink from and brighten your every day.  They are 2nds and specially priced.  Please ask for prices

Cute and pretty tea cups that held your tortellini, a few plates, small bud vases, and some serving bowls are made by Anderson Bailey, and are also donated for use during this dinner. They are the elegant, mostly white pieces.  They too can be taken home (or purchased for holiday gifts perhaps?).  Please ask for prices.

Flowers are from my own yard and Alexzanna Farm, lovingly and beautifully arranged by Jennie Bartoletti

Of course this dinner would have been nothing but empty plates and stomachs without our dedicated and hardworking farmers and food artisans- William’s Island Farm, Sequatchie Cove Farm and Creamery, River Ridge Farm, Signal Mountain Farm, Crabtree Farm, Tant Hill Farm, Circle S Farm, Pocket Farm, Riverview Farm, Sale Creek Honey, and Fall Creek Farm 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.

Thanks to our gracious hosts Suzanna and Lawrence for opening the doors of their beautiful home and letting us enjoy it for the evening.

 And last, but decidedly not least- Many thanks to all of you- the  supporters of local farmers and craftspeople.  You choose to make this community better and more alive every day.  I look forward to seeing you all at the Main Street Farmers Market throughout the season-which never ends!

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