Market Dinner

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Not that it was all that unusual to just let my menu be inspired by things in the market, this was specifically inspired on the day of by things I found at the Union Square farmers’ market.

The Second Sunday Supper Circle
Market Dinner
June 8, 1997

this little piggy went to market…

and found fresh sorrel & cucumbers for making a lovely iced soup, and sugar snap peas for a delicious salad with lemon vinaigrette…

then there were some squirmy little soft-shell crabs and broccoli rabe that seemed perfect with a rice wine glaze…

of course, he couldn’t pass up wild atlantic salmon that would grill up so nicely next to the fried green tomatoes from that organic farm…

fiddlehead ferns, ramps and morels were in season and seemed the choice with tender shoulder of veal…

the store had some wonderful goat cheeses from all over the world…

and ripe cherries and rhubarb looked delightful on top of freshly baked angel food cake, especially when the rhubarb was whipped into a zabaglione…

this little piggy stayed home…

and searched the wine cellar, finding some perfect little choices…

N.V. Veuve Clicquot Brut
1995 Dr. Konstantin Frank Johanisberg Riesling
1990 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
1975 Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio
1975 Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild Pauillac
1994 Jean-René Germanier “mitis” Amigne de Vétroz

this little piggy had roast beef…

so he was obviously at someone else’s dinner…

this little piggy had none…

him too.

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The salmon over fried green tomatoes

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Friends Bob on the left and Frank on the right, flanking boyfriend Mark, all confronting the angel food cake.

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