dinner, March 22, 2010


This was the last dinner to include any ingredients from the modest cache of fish, meat and vegetables I brought home from the Greenmarket last Wednesday.  I planned the meals in an order related to the perishability of the individual parts of the larder I had gathered that day.  On Monday I had finally gotten to the parsnips, and they were definitely the sweetest roots I’d ever tasted:  New England candy.

  • pork chops from deBreton in Quebec, purchased at Garden of Eden, seared, then oven-roasted with lemon, covered with pieces of torn radicchio minutes before being removed from the oven;  accompanied by roasted parsnips (fresh-dug, overwintered, from Windfall Farms at the Greenmarket) sprinkled with cut parsley
  • wine:  Willm Pinot Gris 2008 Vin d’Alsace from Phillipe Wine
  • two Basque cheeses, Garroxta from Spain and Petite Basque from France, accompanied by slices of Ciabatta from Sullivan Street Bakery, everything purchased at Garden of Eden
  • Turkish figs and almonds
  • wine with the last two courses:  Cossart Gordon Rainwater Madeira