The second in a series of three “Chosen Spot” pop-up dinners was held Oct. 15, 2011 at Bloomfield Farms in Petaluma. (Read the original story on this celebration of Luther Burbank).
Using fruits and vegetables developed by local horticulturist Luther Burbank in historically significant spaces around the county, the dinners are six-course meals served up with a side of history. On Saturday’s menu: Roast Beet Borscht Bites; Carmody Cheese with Sorbus Fruit Chutney (a fruit related to the rose); Valley Ford Estero Gold Brodo (a potato broth); Fresh Spianch and spicy arugula salad; Victorian Farms Beef Short Ribs; Bloomfield Farms Banana and Red Kuri squash with Pork Skewers, Vanilla Poached Shortcake (made by Worth Our Weight).
Chefs and team for the first event are- John Lyle, Les Goodman, Aaron Short and Holly Messing, assistant Jiacomo Cope, and Project Coordinator Kate Foley, with the help of volunteer SRJC Culinary Students..
The Final Chosen Spot Dinner for 2011 will be held Saturday, November 12th at The Victorian Farmstead in Sebastopol. Both previous events have SOLD OUT. Tickets are $55 and all proceeds are going to be divided between three local organizations: The Tree Restoration Project, The School Education Program at Gold Ridge, The Luther Burbank School Orchard Project. Details here.