Tag: greenmarket

dinner, March 25, 2009

  • appetizer of thin-sliced prosciutto di parma (Citarella), with thin grissini;  a simple salad of dandelion leaves dressed with lemon and oil on the side
  • large scallops (Blue Moon Fish in the Union Square Greenmarket, but fisherman Alex Villani docks his boat at Mattituck Inlet on eastern Long Island), lightly floured and browned in butter, the pan deglazed with lemon and a bit of white wine, then seasoned and finely-chopped parsley added;  served with quickly-boiled thin asparagus spears, topped with oil and lemon;  all accompanied with Italian bread from the Union Square Greenmarket
  • wine:  2007 Corvo (Sicily) Insolia in from Philippe Wine in Chelsea

dinner, March 16, 2009

  • ham steak (from Flying Pigs Farm, at the Union Square Greenmarket) with walnut butter, breadcrumbs, and parsley (adapted from Mimi Sheraton’s The German Cookbook), served with oven fries seasoned with ground coriander (the simple recipe is from Bon Appetit) using Red Adirondack potatoes, also from Union Square Greenmarket
  • cheese course:  two Spanish cheeses, Valdeón (blue) from León, and Garrotxa from Catalonia, plus a bit of  Bucheron (French, Loire), served with “Organic Seeduction” (6 seeds or grains) bread from Whole Foods
  • wine: Messmer Spätburgunder 2007 (German Pinot Noir from the Pfalz), purchased at Uva in Williamsburg