Non Alcoholic Drink Menu...
although we did not get all the shots from this hella cool drink pairing for another "designated driver" of the bunch, as am I, it goes without saying that this was a huge hit. Even the drinkers of the fermented grape were a bit jealous. This is starting to become a new passion amongst us...
Mixologists in thought mode...
with Kauai Black Salt rimmed Melon
RC "Cherry Cola"
a blend of House Preserved Bing Cherry "Cuisson", Pepper, Lemongrass Dry Soda
Here are some of the other libations we constructed that evening...
Sparkling Crimson Rhubarb "Cocktail", with pellegrino and GUS Ginger Ale
Yellow Tomato-Ginger "Martini" with Rose Petal Infusion
Red Plum Froth with Muddled Mint, Lemon Verbena and Plum Juice
Warm Sweet Yellow Corn Crema, Thyme and Summer Truffle "Nectar"
Root Beer & Rose Geranium "Float"
Chef's Table of the Moment...
American Sturgeon Caviar and a Rose Geranium-Champagne Sabayon
Guest Chef at the Fairmont Hotel...
Frozen Spicy Avocado-Lobster Pops
Cinnamon-Anise infused Dark Chocolate/Murray River Sea Salt
Blind-Sided While in Motion...
Simplicity at the Beach Pad...
Cannon Beach Farmer's Market...
My family and I just returned from a visit of a Southerly nature to Cannon Beach, right on the coast in Oregon just outside of Seaside(about a 3.5 hour drive from Seattle). We have traveled there numerous times with much joy and fun-filled excursions such as jaunts to Tillamook creamery, EVOO cooking school, a winery here and there and various restaurants, bistros and cafes. This time was no exception, with the only one being that we stayed right in town this time, chilled and hung out on the beach and enjoyed the sun(well, overcast for the most part), surf and local scene. The emphasis of this post and the highlight for me this time was our attendance and finds at the local farmer's market on Gower Street in the center of town on Tuesday. The fare was that of many a Seattle farmers gatherings...uber freshness, exciting ingredients, interesting "cultivateurs" of the land, and just down right tasty foodstuffs! Enjoy this "journey" of ingredients we sampled and savored as we drifted through the stalls sipping our Sleepy Monk Coffee...
~baby white turnips~
~fresh churned and produced farmstead sweet butter and ricotta~
~basket of freshly harvested wild porcinis~
~Bings, Lamberts and Lapins...sweet as pie~
~Rainier Cherries...oh so nice!~
~Willapa Bay raised oysters~
~Wild Morels right from a burn~