Sunday, September 11, 2016

A Farm to Table Dinner





On Friday, we attended a Farm to Table event at a winery. Cheese, crackers and grapes were set up under the pergola with local wines. There was a “Plan B” if the weather didn’t cooperate, but we were fortunate to enjoy one of the most beautiful evenings of summer and surrounded by the beauty of the expansive winery landscape.  

 A delicious local meal and memorable evening that we’ll never forget. We were a group of six, and our dining companions new and old shared family style platters of delicious, seasonal and local food. 

We sat at the long table with stunning vases of sunflowers down the center of the table, and there were several round tables of eight. The winery used the vases of sunflowers again last evening for a Hospital Gala. 

I was inspired with ways to prepare my fall harvest CSA local farm share. The garlic parmesan swiss chard, bourbon glazed carrots, buttery rosemary roasted potatoes and roasted butternut squash with apples will be on our fall dinner menu.  In the photo below, we enjoyed mixed greens with edible sunflowers, toasted sunflower seeds, apples and an autumn raspberry vinaigrette with honey cornbread muffins.
Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Debbie

14 comments:

  1. Debbie, this does remind me of the Field to Vase dinner I attended here in TX this past summer. Such a wonderful way to spend an evening. Dining alfresco at long tables, sharing incredible food and conversation with those around you. Love this movement!

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  2. The menu sounds delicious. Debbie, did you sit against the building so you had a view, but a hard time getting to your seat? The weather is slowly cooling down here...we are still mostly in the 80's.
    Have a great week.

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  3. What a wonderful event - table looked so pretty - and the menu - YUM!!! Did they offer recipes? The squash and apples as well as the pickled beets sound so tasty!!!

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  4. Your meal sounds amazing and it looks like a fun event:@)

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  5. Oh, that looks so good - both the atmosphere and the food looks and sounds wonderful. We have only 1 or 2 farm-to-tables locally, and generally they sell out quickly. I'd love to experience that.

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  6. Hi Debbie, A lovely evening and way to enjoy local fresh food. The table looks beautifully set and I can't think of a better way to enjoy the last days of summer.

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  7. Hi Debbie, the event looks lovely. I do love appreciate any event such as farm to table. The scenery is lovely. Love the long tables, so beautifully decorated for the event. The menu sounds perfect for an event such as this. I would enjoy the recipes. Thanks for sharing a beautiful outing. xo

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  8. Debbie, What a beautiful setting and the menu looks scrumptious! I have never eaten sunflowers although I do eat the seeds. I can't imagine what they are like, sweet or bitter? I hope this fall continues with the gorgeous weather that has arrived. Linda

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  9. What a great event that you and Joe were able to enjoy, Debbie! The menu sounded wonderful and I'm so glad that the weather was perfect.

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  10. What a lovely evening, Debbie! The menu sounds delicious and the tables were so pretty with the sunflower arrangements.

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  11. What a lovely event…the table, the food, it sounds perfect.

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  12. Sounds fantastic and the setting is amazing. What a fun, fun event. So glad the weather was kind to you!

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  13. Good vibes. Everyday, all day.
    imarksweb.net. God Bless :)

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