June 30, 2010

The Last Day of June! Really?

We're a little spooked that it's the last day of June already. Well, it seems the only thing to do is get to it and take advantage of the good weather and delicious market offerings while they're here. We stopped by the Wednesday Portland Farmer's Market this morning and snapped a bunch of shots before the bell. Things are looking good down there. From all reports it's going to be a fairly short cherry season. We're busy pitting and canning while they're available. It'll be a shame when they're gone, go get em!

June 22, 2010

Well, that was fun!

Thanks to all who attended our Rioja market dinner last night. We had a splendid time serving you. We hope you had as much fun as we did. Let's do it again real soon. How does next month work for you? The markets are in full swing and we've got months and months of inspiring local produce to look forward to. Stay tuned...

One more bit. The June/July issue of Saveur is dedicated to everything 'Market'. Saveur has been a longtime source of inspiration for us. The editors absolutely get that good food and drink should be celebrated, but remain accessible to everyone. You'll find everything from foie gras to funnel cakes in Saveur. The current issue is particularly close to our hearts. Go grab a copy, get inspired and we'll see you at the market. We'll probably be near the Fressen stand eating Bavarian Croissants. Till then...

June 7, 2010

La Huerta De La Rioja

June 21, 2010

First Course

Rabbit & Pork Terrine, Duck Rillettes, House-Made Pickles

Fava Bean, Hazelnut, Spring Herbs

Asparagus, Jamón, Duck Egg

Octopus, Chorizo, Potato

Lopez De Heredia 2000 Tondonia Rioja Rosato Reserva

Second Course

Thundering Hooves Farm Beef, Rocket, Cabrales

Leek, Porcini, Sherry

Lopez de Heredia 2001 Bosconia Rioja Reserva

Third Course

Brown Butter Almond Cake, Honey Ice Cream, Strawberry

Domaine Vaquer 2007 Muscat de Rivesaltes