The meal was pretty Italian, except that here the Bietole is kale, not chard, and the lamb chop was definitely more than 1/4 inch thick. Also not Italian was the fact that I bought prepared Fagiolini, which I had never done before, but I was curious, and fresh beans certainly can’t be found in January. They were delicious, but of course I couldn’t just serve them as they came out of the jar.
- one thick juicy lamb chop from 3-Corner Field farm, seasoned with salt and pepper and brushed with a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic from Migliorelli Farm, and chopped rosemary from Queens County Farm, pan-grilled and finished with lemon and olive oil
- cooked tiny Italian beans (‘Fagiolina del Trasimeno’) from Eataly, warmed with olive oil in which thinly-sliced garlic from Migliorelli Farm had been heated until it began to brown, served with chopped minced mint from Manhattan Fruit Exchange in the Chelsea Market
- a mix of green and purple kale, along with a few leaves of Tuscan kale, from from Tamarack Hollow Farm, wilted with olive oil in which thinly-sliced garlic from Migliorelli Farm had been heated
- the wine was an American red, Waterbridge Syrah 2012 Columbia Valley