Saturday, August 8, 2009

Western Wake Farmer's Market news...

The Western Wake Farmers' Market (which, luckily for me, is located in my neighborhood) is celebrating "National Farmers' Market Week" today. The chef from Zely and Ritz (Sarig Agasi) will be there, and there's other stuff as well.
The chef from Heron's is also occasionally there, with samples etc. (but I don't know if he's there today).

If I weren't going to BarCamp today, I'd definitely check it out.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lunch at Heron's...

Liz and I had lunch today at Heron's Restaurant, taking advantage of the "Market Menu" that they've started running (and which was listed in the N&O last week).
The menu's a prix fixe lunch, 3 courses for $20, plus wine pairings for an additional $12.

I took advantage of the wine (Liz didn't), and overall it was great.
The menu was:

  • A Tasting of Heirloom Tomatoes (Tarte Tatin, Consomme, Local Mozzarella)

  • Cane Creek Pork & Beef Meatball with Short Rib Ravioli, Ratatouille and Fresh Chevre

  • Pan Roasted Local Figs with Brown Butter Cake, Toasted Almond Ice Cream

and the wine pairings were:

  • Waterbrook 'Melange', Columbia Valley, WA

  • Pinot Noir, Nicolas Potel, Bourgogne, FR

  • La Yunta, Late Harvest, Torrontes, Argentina

Everything was perfectly cooked, and the portions were just right. It's a little pricey for lunch after you include wine, but considering the dinner prices, I think it's a good deal, and it's nice to treat yourself some times.