Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Harvest in Sonoma - with Chef Mark Baldwin

2009 Fall Harvest Festival
Healdsburg California
Featuring a fabulous OTT menu
by Guest Chef Mark Baldwin, Blue Ridge Catering,
Roanoke, Virginia
Saturday Night Tasting Menu
(for Freaky Friday Foodie Fest Click Here)

Appetizer Course...
BBQ Beef Shortribs

Braised BBQ Kobe Beef Short Ribs
Atop Parsnip-White Sweet Potato Puree
w/Crispy Shallots & Chipotle BBQ Sauce


Salad Course...

Beet Carpaccio-
Chiogga Beets, Arugula,
Candied Pecans, Goat Cheese
with Date Honey-Beet Vinaigrette
& Horseradish Goat Cheese Dressing

Soup Course...

Roasted Parsnip Soup w/ Black Garlic Foie Gras,
Cornbread Croutons & Micro Greens

that's alot of foie gras
and it's only one batch!

it takes many hands to put out a multi course dinner like this

Seafood Duet...

"PB & J" Crab Cake

Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch Crusted Asian Crab Cake
with VA Peanut Sauce & Spicy Plum Sauce

Spiced Scallop & Apples

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Spiced Seared Scallop
with Butternut Squash Puree & Apple Onion Chutney
and Five Spice Corn Cakes w/ Maple Thyme Butter

Study of Wild Boar

Porcini Crusted Wild Boar Tenderloin
Atop Manchego & Black Truffle Grits

Jerk Wild Boar Chop with Coconut Jasmine Rice,
Fall Vegetable Ragout & Jerk BBQ Sauce

Haricot Vert w/ Caramelized Shallots,
Roasted Tomatoes & Wild Boar Lardons

Chef Mark and Mariel working the wild boar chops

Cheese/Dessert Tasting Plate

...Mt Tam/Fig Preserves/Brioche Toast…

...Pt Reyes Blue / Dried Pear/ Candied Walnut

...Meadowcreek Mountaineer/Fuyu Persimmon
-Black Garlic Chutney//Duck Sausage

...Caromont Mt Alto Feta Cheesecake/Blood Orange Sorbet/
Meyer Lemon Marmalade/Pistachio Dust

our crew is crazy but we have fun!