Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Outstanding in the Field

So, this menu just sauntered into my inbox today, from my friends at Main Course California. I used to work with them and they know I can't get enough of delicious food and decadent menus- so they sent it to the right person! Chef Rachel Main just finalized all the delicious details for their upcoming Outstanding in the Field dinner, so here's a sneak peek. In case you're still on the fence about going, or if you're one of those wondering if its worth the expense, start reading! They had me at carrot pancakes... what's going to make your mouth water?

Outstanding in the Field
Earthtrine Farm, Ojai
May 11th, 2011

Passed Appetizers
Dave Pommer’s Carrot Pancakes with Crème Fraiche, Fried Earthtrine Garlic & Fried Carrot Tops
Santa Barbara Spot Prawn Salad with McGrath Avocados &Dave Pommer’s Fingerlimes on House- made Crispy Rice Crackers
Grilled Watkins Ranch Flank Steak with McGrath Oranges, Roasted Earthtrine Garlic & Sautéed Chard
Deviled Earthtrine Green Onion & Chickpea Fritters with Ojai Cage-free Eggs

First Course
Chilled Dave Pommer Lettuce Soup with Somis Nasturtium & Earthtrine Arugula Ice Cubes
Earthtrine Vegetable Kimchee with Japanese Turnips, Radicchio, Escarole & Chard Stalks

Second Course
Local Ling Cod with McGrath Oranges, Ginger & Earthtrine Garlic with Dave Pommer Carrot Puree
Tempura Earthtrine Japanese Turnips -and- Grilled Dave Pommer Sprouted Broccoli

Third Course
Pudding Cake with Dave Pommer’s Meyer Lemon & Thyme
Earthtrine Farms Pakistani Mulberries
Santa Paula Honey & Santa Barbara Pistachio Nut Brittle

Guests will gather at 4pm for wine and nibbles, then host farmers BD & Liz Dautch will lead a tour of the farm before everyone sits down for a family-style feast with the Earthtrine farmers and other local farmers and food artisans providing ingredients for the menu.

Ticket price of $200 per person includes the farm tour, five-course meal paired with wines, and all gratuities. To learn more and reserve a seat at the Outstanding table, visit


Canarella said...

Hi we are having a community food swap would love to get you to post about us www/ first event is June 19th

Ventura Food Happenings said...

Hi, Lani. Very cool to hear about your group- sounds like a great idea. I'll post about it on my FB fan page (Ventura Food Happenings)...keep me posted! I'd love to attend the first swap and write about it!

Ventura Food Happenings said...

Hi again, Lani. Tried to send an email to the hotmail address on your site and it bounced back. how do people sign up for the swap, do you have a mailing list? you can post info on my FB wall if that helps or leave me a comment here with the details. thanks...

Melissa Good Taste said...

Hi! I just stumbled on your blog and I love it! I have my own restaurant review blog: Melissa Good Taste - I just moved to Ojai about 6 months ago and would like to get in touch with other foodies! :)

Ventura Food Happenings said...

Hi, Melissa. Great to hear from you. Love your blog - seems like you've been hitting all the right places around here. Are you on Facebook..I'm under Ventura Food Happenings...would love to stay in touch and talk food anytime!