It has been my great pleasure to have enjoyed the Peaceful Belly Farm to Fork dinner on more than one occasion. Tonight my friend Chelsea and I got to enjoy the September bounty as interpreted by chef Abby Carlson. She did not disappoint! The company was friendly, the wine was flowing and by the 3rd course the conversation reached a crescendo. There were many comments made when we realized that the final course was coming that we all could have eaten more of all the savory goodness. And that was the truth!
The table settings were a diverse assortment of squash in varying shapes, sizes and colors.
Appetizer: roasted peppers on a crustini
Watermelon jalapeno non-alcoholic spritzer. Fresh and delightful.
The best dinner companion for this event, my friend Chelsea.
The Menu as designed by chef Abby and grown by Peaceful Belly Farm. Fabulous local wines by Cinder Wines.
Crespelle with Creamed Corn, Pepper Jam, Heirloom Tomato Stack, 2011 Dry Rose
2011 Dry Rose.
One of my top 2 favorite dishes: Pork Meatballs, Tomatillo Caramel, Fried Hakurei Turnips, 2011 Laissez Fair
Winter Luxury Pumpkin Soup, Joe Long Sambal, 2011 Dry Viognier. Maybe I had 3 favorites because this was really good.
I don’t remember which one this was, but it was refreshing.
Not Pictured is the Basil Sorbet. There was one bite worth and I ate it before I remembered to take a picture. That’s what I get for living in the moment. It was dark green, sweet and cold. Maybe my favorite part of the meal.
It was all fantastic really, to pick a favorite would be silly! Pork Scaloppine, Peruvian Potato Gnocchi, Confit Tomato, 2010 Syrah
That’s a legit John Deere lit up with lights and holding many bottles of wine.
Chocolate Financier, Raspberry Ganache, Salt and Pepper Caramel, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Blend
You know when there’s wine spilled on the menu at the end of the night that it was all a great success. Thanks Dad!