Auntie Emâ€™s Market Dinner
Periodically, Auntie Emâ€™s Kitchen (4616 Eagle Rock Blvd. 90041) offers a Farmerâ€™s Market Dinner and the sold-out crowd thoroughly enjoyed the one last night. Hereâ€™s the menu:
Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Blood Orange, Cara Cara Orange and
Three Beet Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Falafel, Muhammara, Cilantro and JalapeÃ±o Hummus, Tatziki, Tabouleh and Pita,
all handmade in-house
Spring Leg of Lamb Stuffed with Oil Cured Olives, Leeks, Roasted Garlic, Spinach and Fresh Herbs
served with a sautÃ© of Asparagus, Fava Beans, Fresh English Peas, Snap Peas, Fennel, Pea Tendrils and Chervil
Hudson Valley Camembert Square (sheep/cow, NY)
Jasper Hill Farm's Bayley Hazen Blue (cow, VT)
Capriole's Old Kentucky Tomme (goat, IN)
Cesar's Cheese's Oaxacan-Style String Cheese (cow, WI)
served with Peppadew (sweet/spicy Red Pickled Peppers), Pine Cone Bud Syrup and Strawberries
Trio of Cream Puffs filled with Meyer Lemon Mousse, Orange Mousse and Seascape Strawberry Mousse
with a pot of Dipping Chocolate
$45 PER PERSON
We picked up our wine from the Colorado Wine Company, where Jennifer gave us 3 great pairings (there were several of us!). We started off with a light, grassy Caliberico Verdelho which went perfectly with the citrus and beet flavors of the salad course. For the lamb/falafel main course we first had the Falasco Valpolicella and then finished through the cheese course with the Rothschild valde lâ€™ours. That cheese course was fascinating. Have you ever heard of pine cone bud syrup? Suffice it to say, some cheeses and flavors were distinctive and new to me.
The dessert of 3 little cream puffs each with a different fruit mousse filling with a pot of chocolate to dip them in was the perfectly tasty end to a rich andÂ interesting meal.
To find out more about Auntie Emâ€™s, check out the website at www.AuntieEmsKitchen.com. Besides the restaurant, Auntie does catering and also offers organic produce delivery with recipes! Read about it on the website. Terri Wahl, the owner, is passionate about this way of supporting locally grown food and small businesses while enabling busy families to eat fresh healthy meals.