Thursday, August 4, 2011

Outstanding in the Field: The Menu

Sorry for the lack of posts over the last week. I went to NM and then to Baltimore to surprise my friend at her baby shower! We just got back home last night. Now I'm really behind in showing you what I've been up to!

But first I need to finish telling you about the Outstanding in the Field dinner we went to. Here's a photo of the menu.

Every single item in each course was amazing!

Outstanding in the field

The chef was from the restaurant six89 in Carbondale, CO. One of my favorite items of the night was the burrata cheese that he made. That cheese combined with the blistered cherry tomatoes and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar was to die for. (Note to self: Find out how to make burrata cheese!)

I mentioned in my last post that the green beans were the most fantastic things I've eaten in a long time. When that farmer was introduced, he practically got a standing ovation! His farm is Osage Gardens in New Castle, CO. They apparently have one of the finest herb gardens in the country and supply many Whole Foods stores. Next time my mom and I are looking for a field trip, we might have to check this place out in person.

When we first sat down at our table and saw the menu, I admit that my heart skipped a beat when I saw GOAT on the menu. I'm not a vegetarian (not even a little bit), but I've always been weird about the types of meat I'll eat. To me, it's normal to eat chicken, pork, and beef. Anything beyond that is just weird, and no matter how good it tastes, I can't get past the weirdness of eating it.

But for this event I didn't want to miss out on anything, so I tried it. And you know what? It was delicious!! I'm sure it had a lot to do with how it was cooked and the sauce that it was in, but wow. I actually went back for seconds.

What do you think? Have any of you ever eaten goat or any other kind of meat that might not be considered "normal"?

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you on the goat thing. I have had turtle soup and alligator and pigeon and rabbit...and chocolate covered grasshoppers. But not real excitedly.


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