Noshing About: Gourmet's Market

Noshing About: Gourmet’s Market

Gourmet's Market: Summer Harvest Dinner

Prepping - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Prepping - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

An ode to late summer with a menu of tomatoes, eggplant, squash, fresh berries and even watercress this meal was one that will be on our minds for a little while. We were greeted at the door by Chef Adam Tyler then led to the beautifully set community table. After quick introductions to our new dinner mates Chef Adam spoke about his inspiration for the food we were going to eat and enjoy. 
Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

The attentive and charismatic staff served up red and white wine then we were off with Mrs. Knoxfoodie's favorite course of the night, a watercress and orange soup topped with sprouts. We had never tasted anything like it and boy was it delicious! The wine continued to pour, almost like we were sitting in our dining room at home. 
Prepping before dinner - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Prepping before dinner - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Prepping - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Prepping - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

First Course - Watercress and Orange Soup - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

First Course - Watercress and Orange Soup - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Course two was a beautifully composed salad of heirloom tomatoes, arugula, carrot, and toasted pumpkin seeds dressed with a sweetly acidic prosecco vinaigrette. There were a few tomato haters in the group but all agreed that this salad made their distain a little less. 
Second Course - Heirloom Tomato and Carrot Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Prosecco Vinaigrette - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Second Course - Heirloom Tomato and Carrot Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Prosecco Vinaigrette - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Chef Adam Tyler presenting a course - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Chef Adam Tyler presenting a course - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

We chatted with our new friends and fellow food lovers some more as we anxiously awaited the third course of the summer harvest: pan fried eggplant, basil, crispy capers, and balsamic. The salty capers and colorful orchids made this dish. (For those currently confused: orchids ARE edible!) Again, more wine.
Third Course - Pan Fried Eggplant with Fresh Basil, Crispy Capers, and Balsamic Reduction - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Third Course - Pan Fried Eggplant with Fresh Basil, Crispy Capers, and Balsamic Reduction - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

The main event of this affair was a pan seared chicken with roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. The surprise of this plate was the lavender honey jus that accompanied the chicken. 
Fourth Course - Pan Seared Free Range Chicken with Roasted Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Local Summer Vegetables and Lavender Honey Jus - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Fourth Course - Pan Seared Free Range Chicken with Roasted Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Local Summer Vegetables and Lavender Honey Jus - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

IMG_1722 And now, the Finale. We were treated to a house made yogurt (I said HOUSE MADE!) in a parfait with macerated berries and crushed cookies. This yogurt is legit! 
Parfait of House-Made Yogurt and Macerated Local Berries - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Parfait of House-Made Yogurt and Macerated Local Berries - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

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Excellent and very happy staff - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Excellent and very happy staff - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

We had a wonderful time and met some great people at this first Harvest Dinner at Gourmet's Market. Chef Adam hopes that this will become a monthly event for he and his crew. All of the produce used in this dinner was locally sourced and it showed. The next one is going to be an early autumn dinner on September 21, 2015. Mark your calendars and call for reservations!
Photobomb by Ted Hall - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Photobomb by Ted Hall - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Dueling Cameras First Course - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Dueling Cameras First Course - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Excellent and very happy staff - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Excellent and very happy staff - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

No dessert glass was left with a scrap in it - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

No dessert glass was left with a scrap in it - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Parfait of House-Made Yogurt & Macerated Local Berries. Perfect ending! - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

Parfait of House-Made Yogurt & Macerated Local Berries. Perfect ending! - Gourmet's Market Summer Harvest Dinner

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