Cheapeats had the pleasure of attending Whole Foods‘ – Local Farm To Table Supper. It was held at ON TAP, in their Columbus Circle Store. Everything on the menu, originated within 100 miles of the store. I grabbed a glass of the most delicious sparkling Pinot Blanc and let the feasting begin.
Cheese and Charcuterie Plates
The cheeses and meats were supplied by Sprout Creek Farm, Old Chatham Sheepherding, Chestnut Valley Charcuterie and were paired with crusty bread by Hot Bread Kitchen and olives, Marcona almonds and chutneys by Schoolhouse Kitchen. Although I could have feasted on this all night long, I paced myself, because I knew there was more coming.
Gotham Greens with Herb and Buttermilk Dressing
Gotham Greens, is a rooftop farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. They produce the most delicious greens and herbs. It was so fresh and clean tasting, but combined with the dressing…OUTSTANDING. I could have been happy with just this.
If you think salads are boring, you must make try this recipe at home.
Farro Salad with Haricot Vert, Mint, and Salvatore Ricotta
Farro is very similar to brown rice, but SO much better. It has a nutty flavor and is great as a salad or side dish. LOVED IT.
Shaved Fennel Salad with Sunchokes, Parsley and Red Onion
I LOVE Fennel. It has a licorice flavor and the texture of celery. What is a Sunchoke? It’s as if a potato and artichoke had a child. Delicious. The salad had so much crunch and flavor. BRILLIANT!
Trinity Seafood Steamed Clams from NJ with Shallots and Lieb Cellars White Wine NY
Simply Grazin’s Step Beef with Chimichurri Sauce
I don’t eat much red meat, but I had to try this. The meat was tender, moist and immediately could tell these cows were fed well. DELISH.
Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberry Compote
All I can say is…HEAVEN ON A PLATE.
Aside from the delicious food, what made this evening magical, were the people. Being able to meet the representatives from the farms, vineyard, brewery, bakery and suppliers, and seeing the pride on their faces….PRICELESS.
That’s John Morales from Lieb Cellars saying hi. His wines are so yummy and priced right. Who needs Champagne, when you can have sparkling Pinot Blanc?
Aaron Saxe, Andrew Hodnicki, Matt Morabito
YOU GUYS ROCK
I want to say thank you to Laura Hall, Halley Zelicoff, the entire team at Whole Foods and all the food suppliers, for a memorable evening. If that was my last meal, I would die a happy woman.
Happiness, $25 and under.