Friday, September 12, 2008

Eat Local Challenge









This weekend we are joining forces with Local Fare and Rink DaVee from Shooting Star Farms and offering a five course Prix Fixe menu based on Local Foods for the "Eat Local Challenge"

Here is the hype...


The Eat Local Challenge

The Walker House with the support of our local farms (especially Rink, Jenny and Charlie of Shooting Star Farms) will host a special menu from Thursday, September 11th through
Sunday, September 14th to join forces with Local Fare to help promote local farms
and the "Eat Local" philosophy.


The "Eat Local Challenge" is to challenge communities throughout SW Wisconsin to spend 10% of their food budget in purchasing local food and supporting local fare.

Local Fare has joined with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and other organizations to promote awareness of the benefits and delights to be found in consuming local food.

Chef Michael Hayes has created and designed a Prix Fixe Five Course dinner utilizing six local area farms which runs through Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Support your local farms, community and businesses!!!

And the menu is....


First

Smoked Cheddar Fondue with Walker Bread

Hook’s Medium Cheddar
Maple Leaf Smoked Cheddar
Pecatonica Farms Greenbush Italian Sausage
Blue Marble Milk

Second

Chicken Wings

Tossed in a honey-smoked jalapeno butter sauce or
Sweet Honey-Licker Sauce

Chicken Wings-Jordandal Farms
Klein’s Bee Farm Honey

Third

Mesclun Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

All of our produce used this evening comes
from Shooting Star Farms

Entree

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apple Chutney
Pesto Cheddar Potatoes
Roasted Beet and Eggplant Saute
Balsamic Tomatoes


Pecatonica Farms Pork Tenderloin
Shooting Star Farms Basil, Beets, Eggplant and Tomatoes
Hook’s Cheddar
Blue Marble Milk

Finale

Raspberry Sorbet on a bed of Crème Anglais

Bure’s Berry Patch Raspberries

Thanks to the following people responsible for growing and loving the foods that Chef was able to prepare for his friends this weekend…

Cuz their soil ain’t dirt!!!

Rink, Jenny and Charlie of Shooting Star Farms
The Carr Family of Pecatonica Farms
Eric and Carrie Johnson of Jordandal Farms
The Hook Family of Hook’s Cheese
Cathy of Bures Berry Patch
Toad Klein of Klein’s Bee Farm
Blue Marble Dairy Farm
And of course, Our Mother Earth


1 comment:

lou anne said...

Cheffie...




Sending warm Missouri hugs your way!

Everything looks great!

Keep it going young man...Roc and my 10th anniversary happens this Sept.( not to mention my Bday) We may just have to head your way..

lou anne