On Thursday, August 31, Max Chef to Farm was back at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards for our 8th event this summer: ODE TO TOMATOES.
Featuring a menu by Max a Mia Executive Chef Stephen Lundgren & Savoy Pizzeria Managing Partner/Pizzaiolo Dante Cistulli, this event celebrates the tomato at the height of the season. The Savoy Road Show was in effect and a good time was had by all.
Neruda’s “Ode to Tomatoes” said it best:
no leaves or thorns
the tomato offers
of fiery color
and cool completeness.
Here are some photos of the event.
Have A Seat!
CT Corn Fritters
Duck Prosciutto Crostini
You Say Tomato….
Local Goat Cheese-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Rosedale Farms Grilled Corn, Eggplant, and Pattypan Squash Stuffed Tomato
bibb lettuce, crispy local basil
Thing 1 & Thing 2
(or Dante Cistulli of Savoy Pizzeria & Hunter Morton of Max’s Oyster Bar)
royal red shrimp, mussels, cockles, garlic crostini, chive oil, tomato fennel brodo
That’s my pie….
Wood-Fired Stone Pies
Squash Blossom: herb oil, tomato, fior di latte, squash blossoms,
Soppressata: Mystic Cheese “Twain”, Rosedale roasted tomato sauce, fresh oregano
Grilled Prime Skirt Steak
heirloom tomatoes, Cato Corner “black ledge blue cheese”,
crispy walla walla onions, grilled Rosedale corn vinaigrette
Basil Panna Cotta
sungold tomato & papaya marmalade
A good time was had by all!