10.27.2005

First Annual Harvest Dinner at La Cena

Monday's First Annual Harvest Dinner held at La Cena in Fayetteville was outstanding. Chef Billy Barry prepared four outstanding dishes using the wonderful local ingredients provided by several of the CNY farmers supplying our co-op.(Menu below) I would like to extend everyones heartfelt gratitude to Aberdeen Farm, Cobblestone Valley Farm, Green Rabbit Farm, Tierra Farm, Two Hearts Farm, Macdonald Farm, Freedom of Expresso, Roji Tea Lounge and Vinomania for supplying us with the wonderful food and drink that helped make the night such a success. We are planning to not only make this a tradition, but to add more events like this to the year.

Menu

Salad
greens (Tierra Farm) tossed in cabernet vinagarette with beet (Green Rabbit Farm) tarte tatin

Main
grilled boneless turkey chop (Macdonald Farm) with leek stuffing (Tierra Farm), butternut squash, and cranberry demi glaze

slow cooked t-bone (Aberdeen) roast with carrots (Green Rabbit), leeks (Tierra) and chickpea ragout and au jus

rabbit (Aberdeen Farm) , braised in red wine with arbequina olives, grilled venison (Aberdeen Farm) marinaed in yogurt chickpea ragout

roasted butternut squash filled with dried fruit cous cous, brown sugar glaze and sauteed kale (Green Rabbit Farm), cauliflower and roasted carrots (Green Rabbit Farm)

Dessert
Pumpkin Flan (Two Hearts Farm)

Tea - Roji Tea Lounge
Coffee - Freedom of Expresso
Wines- Vinomania

1 comment:

kb said...

thanks for putting together such a great event. The food was great,it was fun to taste some of Gary's organic wines, and I love to connect with the folks growing my food. I especially appreciated that you could hightlight so many local businesses and promote what they offer, and do it all in such a fun atmosphere. The coop is a wonderful resource for the community.
Thank you thank you thankyou!