Monday, December 3, 2012

Duck Menu

For the Month of December we will be running a Duck Menu featuring Ducks from Free Union Grassfarm and Duck Eggs from The Best of What's Around. Come Join us at The Clifton Inn

Pho Spiced Duck Consommé with Ramen Noodles, Confit Hearts and Turnips

Braised Duck Leg Terrine with Roasted Endive, Cocoa Nib Nougatine and Sour Cherry

Roasted Duck Breast with Braised Red Cabbage, Toasted Oats and Sourghum Vinaigrette

Sugar Cured Duck Egg Yolk with Sugar Puffed Farro, Carrot Flakes and Thyme Ice Cream

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Beer Run Beer Dinner @Clifton 12-3-2012

Monday, December 3, 2012


Bells Winter White Ale, Kalamazoo MI

Roasted Parsnip Soup with
Goats Cheese Gnocchi, Smoked Raisins
and XO Vinegar

Liefmans Goudenband, Belgium

Duck Confit with
Roasted Endives, Cocoa Nib Nougatine
and Cherry Fruit Leather

21st Amendment Fireside Chat, San Francisco CA

Pine Roasted Terres Major Steak with
Toasted Farro, Slow Roasted Carrots
and Roasted Onion Dashi

Victory Yakima Glory, Downingtown PA

Grilled Apples with
Thyme Ice Cream, Sorghum Poundcake
and Tempura Squash

N'ice La Chouffe, Belgium

55 per person

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blenheim Wine Dinner Menu 11-12-2012

Rosé Cured North Carolina Flounder with Rose Granita, Marinated Beets and Orange Wine Vinegar

Cabernet Franc Pork Tonnato with Arugula, Meyer Lemon and Pine Nuts

Painted Red Braised Beef Cheek with Smoked Potatoes, Bacon Thyme Crumble and Swiss Chard

Viognier Mulled Viognier Poached Pear with Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Black Pepper and Puffed Wheat

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stolpman Wine Dinner October 18th

Stolpman Wine Dinner
Thursday, October 18th 2012

Poached Virginia Oysters with
Smoked Paprika, Pickled Fall Squash
And Crispy Reindeer Moss

Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Roasted Maitake Mushrooms with
Asian Pear, Brown Butter
and Nutmeg

L’  Avion 2009

Duck Confit Agnolotti with
Smoked Sweet Potato, Sage
And Dried Cherries

Estate Syrah 2010

Chared Dry Aged Ribeye with
Confit Carrots, Celery Root Puree
and Caramelized Onion Consommé

Hilltops Syrah 2009 & Angeli 2009

Roasted Apple Galette with
Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Walnut Nougatine
and Rosemary

Monday, July 30, 2012

August 8th Tomato Dinner

Tomato Dinner

Chilled Tomato Soup with
Crab Salad, Compressed Watermelon
and Olive Oil Jam

Cherry Tomatoes with
Slow Cooked Egg, Charred Fennel,
Crispy Brioche and Bacon Consommé

Hay Smoked Beef Short Rib with
Roasted Tomato, Brasied Onion
and Foie Gras Emulsion

Basil Genoise with
Tomato Curd, Candied Pine Nuts
and Black Pepper Syrup

$62 Per Person

Friday, April 13, 2012

Blenheim Wine Dinner April 29th

I am doing a Wine dinner at Blenheim Vineyard coming up soon hope everyone can make it out it is going to be great:)

Blenheim Winemakers Dinner April 29th

Passed Canapés

Roasted Beets with Strawberry Balsamic and Esmontonian

Braised Best of What’s Around Oxtail with Pickled Ramps and Charred Spring onions

VA Oysters on a half shell with Viongier Gelee and Rhubarb

Plated Family Style

Farmers Market and Foraged Salad with VA Peanuts and Pippen Apples

VA Rockfish or NC Fluke (depends on availability) with Spring Vegetable Risotto, Radishes, Charred Asparagus and Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Roasted Rock Barn Pork Loin with Stone Ground Grits, Baby Kale and bacon Sherry Jam

Strawberries with Basil Short Bread, Black Pepper Syrup and Sweet Cicely

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bell Air Farm Dinner

Peeling Charcoal Roasted Beets to be served with Bloomsbury Cheese from Caromont Farm
Little hands putting together Winter Vegetables on Bacon Flavored Tofu and Herb Foccacia Crouton
Finished First Courses Winter Vegetable Crouton, Rappahanock River Oyster with Celery Root Kraut, Pippen Apples and Crispy Cabbage, Crispy Surryano Ham with Appalachian Cheese and Pale Ale Mustard and Fire Roasted Beets with Bloomsbury

Gabriel Inspecting the Main Course. Slow Roasted Bell Air Farm Pork Shoulder, Confit Baby Cabbage, Wades Mill Grits and Rutabaga Mustarda
The Family and I had a great time this weekend doing a farm dinner at BellAir Farm through Hill and Holler and benefiting The Local Food Hub.

Thanks for all the help from Tracy Love, Dauer Ellis, The Yoder Family and Everyone else who showed up to help.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hill and holler bell air farm dinner menu

Smoked rappahanock river oysters on a half shell with apple, celery root kraut, crispy cabbage

Crispy surryano ham with Appalachian cheese, pale ale mustard caramel and fennel

Foccacia cruton with bacon flavored tofu(no actual bacon will be harmed in the production of this tofu), black cocoa, sherry vinegar and winter vegetable crudite

First course

Winter vegetable "risotto" with garden green pesto. there will be more to this waiting to hear what will be available to me.

Second course

Slow roasted bell air farm pork shoulder with whole roasted savoy cabbage, stone ground wades mill grits, rutabaga mustarda

Third course

Sorghum poached albermarle pippin apples with steadfast farm wheat berry porridge and rosemary