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Farmer's Market Dinner Series | Summer

September 19, 2017

At the beginning of the summer season Chef Ashley pitched an idea for a seasonal dinner series that encompassed our company's mantra to the fullest extent. She wanted to create a multi-course tasting dinner curated with ingredients that were seasonally available that week. She wanted to go to the Hope Street Farmer's Market and select ingredients that were ripe and available in that very moment, then design her menu with what she was able to source. Generally, we design our menus with an idea we have on what's going to be in season so this was essentially working backwards from what we're used to, with a real focus on seasonally available product.  Needless to say, our team was all for it. From there the Farmer's Market Dinner Series was born.

 

 

The Menu

FIRST COURSE

Crudo

The Local Catch's white fish-of-the-day - shaved Wishing Stone Farm tomatoes - Moonrose Farm's cucumbers - tomato vinaigrette - cold pressed olive oil

 

SECOND COURSE

Pasta alla Norma

house pasta - Zephyr Farm's eggplant - backyard tomatoes and basil - ricotta salata

 

THIRD COURSE

Smoked Duck

house-smoked Pat's Pastured duck - charred Zephyr Farm's cabbage - arugula + Zephyr Farm's lemon cucumbers - berry vinaigrette with backyard berries

 

FOURTH COURSE

Artisanal Cheeses

Sweet + Salty Farm's Peach Fizz - Narragansett Creamery cheeses - Schartner Farm's peach jam - Fox Point Pickling Co. Pickles - Chef Danielle's crackers

 

FIFTH COURSE

Something Sweet

roasted Wishing Stone Farm cherry-plums - vanilla panna cotta - chocolate cake pieces

 

 

 

The summer season is one of the most bountiful in Rhode Island so the dinner menu was packed with goodies like tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, cherry-plums, + more! After our farmer's market trip Chefs Ashley and Shea curated a five course dinner with something sweet to finish from our Lead Pastry Chef, Danielle. We partnered with Wine Wizards to offer wine pairings with each course. At the end of the day the dinner was a success and thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended.

 

First Course | Crudo

Second Course | Pasta Alla Norma

Fourth Course | Something Sweet 

 

If you're a local and you missed the summer dinner be sure to join us on October 13th to get a taste of what Autumn has to offer! E-mail nik@easyentertainingri.com to secure your seats!

 

Cheers & Good Eats,

Easy Entertaining

 

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