Farm to Blog

There is a chill in the air, and fall is officially here! I really love this time of year, when the leaves are changing color and all you need a blazer or cape. I got my first taste of fall (literally) on Wednesday when I was lucky enough to be a guest at Rosa Mexicano’s Fall Harvest Dinner. Although the restaurant is new to Boston, I have had a long love affair with Rosa. It has been one of my favorite spots dating back to my early days in New York. The Lincoln Center location has been the destination of choice for me and two girlfriends for years. During J School we would complain about deadlines over their famous pomegranate margarita. Today, we rendezvous over their delicious guacamole to chat about boyfriends, weddings and full-fledged careers.

Wednesday night’s feast was celebrating Rosa Mexicano’s commitment to utilizing hyper-local ingredients for a yummy farm-to-table expereince. The four-course meal was out of this world; the kind that made me wish I owned more pairs of pants with elastic waistbands. The menu included guacamole with toasted hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds, oyster tartar, grilled lobster and scallop tacos, wild mushroom and chorizo salad, and two kinds of duck.  Is your moth watering just reading this?

Lobster and scallop tacos

But I’m really not satisfied just with gobbling up this farm fresh fare, I want to go to the farm. Here is where you come in: are you a farmer? Do you know one? If you can answer yes to either of these questions please let me know: leave a comment, email me or tweet. Hook this girl up and you could have a supporting role in an upcoming adventure.

Thanks in advance!

Ceviche of razor clams, bay scallops, pink grapefruit and mint

Oyster tartar with shaved coconut, lime, guava and chili infused sea water

For desert habanero-cinnamon candy glazed apples

Pumpkin cheesecake with ancho chile and churros

the centerpiece of kale and corn. Kale is trending this fall

Thanks to Rosa Mexicano as well as my dinner date Molly Galler for inviting me to this delicious dinner. I was not compensated in any way for this post.

4 thoughts on “Farm to Blog

  1. Hey Emily, Julie/Drew’s friend, Cristel here! I am a member of a farm CSA in Dover called Powisett (it is a Trustee Property). Maybe you, Drew and I should do a farm tour with them??? Let me know if you are interested. At the very least I am happy to make an introduction for you so you can run with your latest idea. They are awesome and one of the oldest working farms in America.

  2. Cristel, Yes, that would be amazing! I would really like to get my hands dirty (literally and figuratively) so the fact that it is a working farm is perfect! Let’s do it! I will email Drew and get the ball rolling!

    • Does anyone need any more proof than this smpile graph that USDA numbers are 100% bullshit? You’d think they could do better with a little study of their bogus history to at least make them appear believable.Yet the “industry ” accepts them as gospel Rusty

  3. Sorry but I disagree with the whole cnpoect of women in combat, the same as in the cops. Ken, Grams & I saw you blow thru the obstacle course. The women were allowed to run around the cinderblock fence and avoid any other parts that were like the tire jumping part. Legs were too short. Also, they must be given Days off when they are PMSing or some other female peculiar ailment. I doubt the Iraqis are carrying around MIDAL just in case . They demand equality then yell for special treatament because I am a woman and can’t deal with it.Be really fair, democratic etc . let Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid lead the first charge and develop a draft for women . You would see how quickly the baby must have its mother’s milk pumping. Just out of bullet range and heaven help the Major who ordered the Mom to hang the baby in her backpack ready for next feeding.. If they want to fight, neuter them first.I have a REAL problem with minorities getting promoted ahead of better qualified and deserving to pay the quoto debt.Don’t get me started. We have lost a lot of excellent men in our peacekeeping effort for no real good reason. Should have sent some whiney women instread.

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