Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 065 LocalrootZ Project (March 06, 2010)

Three Year Anniversary !

Today was a special day... not only are Cassi and I celebrating three years being together but we also both had the day off.... and the sun was shining, warming the peninsula up into the 50˚'s !  What a beautiful morning... it started with an early morning trip to the Winter Farmers Market.

Here's this week score...
(we held back a bit because we still have plenty of good things in the fridge but we did restock the necessities and found a few new treats...)
Buckwheat Blossom  Farm
Pastured Eggs
Bunch of Leeks

Fishbowl Farm
Bag of dried chili peppers
Bag of dried poblanos (correctly called anchos, thanks chris)
Cosmetically challenged Winter Spinach

Swallowtail Farm
Quart of Raw Yogurt
Roasted Pepper Fromage

Olivia's Garden

Hahn's End
Piece od Chamberlain Cheese

Beef Farm ?
Heirloom Squash

After the pleasant walk over to the Farmer's market we returned to the west end for breakfast.  A quick and simple breakfast... we reheated our Saltfish & parsnip rosti fishcakes in a pan of sunflower oil with a chopped leek because we were excited about them and they accented the dish perfectly with a fried egg on the side and a dollop of goat cheese mixed with some sage on top !  

w/ sunny side up egg
leeks & goat cheese garnish
glass of cider



2 Raw Penobscot Bay Oysters
2 Raw Winterpoint Oysters 
Glass of Bell Chardonnay
(Napa Valley 2006)

and then there was dinner...
where did we go on our special occasion ?

We ordered the 5 course Omasake which is chef's choice, putting us in the hands of the talented chef and making us wonder what could possibly be coming as the next dish ! We also ordered a couple extra dishes as you will see below!  The great part about this spot other than the the bring our own bottle option... It always nice to be able to splurge on a nice bottle of wine for dinner and not have to pay the huge mark up that most resaraunts charge per bottle... we brought a lovely bottle of
C.H. Berres Urziger Wurzgarten Reisling Kainett vintage 2006

And this was what was served...


We did suggest to the chef that he highlight anything he may have that was locally sourced but we also told him that anything from the ocean was game... seeing as it was our one night out !
Local items included Lobster Sashimi, Scallops, Cod, Beets, Potatoes, Chantennay Carrots...

All in all the meal once again was breathtaking... it took us about 2 1/2 hours from start to finish and the place went from being a romantic dinner for two to a packed restaurant by the finsh of the meal.  I love Miyake and it seems we always end up there on special occasions and this occasion was truly a special night shared with Cassi, the love of my life.   

Transportation Today
7 miles walking

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