Sentinel Ranch hosted our first Farm to Table Dinner featuring local ingredients! We had 36 guests and were able to honor a group of Georgics (caring for the land and it’s production) Students who completed a year of study and projects. The students had a chance to share some of what they learned and the specific projects they raised or grew. We had indoor and outdoor gardens, composting, raising animals and worms. We support these hard working students and the principals they learned!
So why do we love Farm to Table? We believe in locally sourced products, including our food. On our own Ranch we are striving to process as much of our alpaca fiber locally as possible. Each year we add new fiber products. Alpacas are shorn by Nathaniel each June, then the fiber is milled locally into products sold right on our ranch. At the Farm to Table Dinner we enjoyed locally produced food, and our guests were able to see the alpacas whose fiber was milled into items like scarves, roving, yarn, rugs and make purchases of these wonderful items.
We enjoyed our guests, everyone had such a great evening! Donna King of Cama Beach Cafe really out did herself with the menu, it was absolutely scrumptious! Check out the mouthwatering menu:
On puff pastry with gruyere cheese, shallots and fresh garden herbs.
Bacon Wrapped Baby Potatoes
Tiny new potatoes – wrapped in bacon and roasted, drizzled with a sour cream sauce and finished with chive.
Organic local greens w/fresh strawberries, goat cheese and almonds
Roasted Red Potatoes
Crisp and tender potatoes roasted until golden brown in olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh garden rosemary and parsley.
Wild Mushroom Bisque
Demitasse cups filled with our delectable soup made from morel mushrooms and dusted with mushroom powder.
Braised Boneless Short Ribs
One of our signature dishes. Prime flavorful rib meat, seared and slowly braised until perfectly fork-tender. Served with demi- glace and topped with fresh herbs.
Roasted Chicken Breast
Marinated overnight and finished with a sauce of butter and fresh garden herbs.
Artisan Dinner Rolls
Warm fresh-baked rolls, mixed – multigrain, sourdough, poppyseed and white.
Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Fresh raspberries and rhubarb baked in our own butter crust. Served with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.
Ready to purchase your tickets and plan to join us for a feast of local interdependence?! Contact us for the next Farm to Table Event!
Special Thanks to all those who supported this event. Our guests tickets helped allow our Georgics Students to attend the diner free as a culminating reward for finishing their studies and completing all assignments, projects, presentations and requirements. We were also able to offer family members of the students reduced ticket prices. Thank you to the mentors of the Georgics projects- Jennifer Jarrett, Ladonna Hoyden and Anne Gullion.