Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Harvest Dinner at Le Tre Lune

Lauren & Luca of Le Tre Lune at Glover Family Farm. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books
These are my friends Lauren and Luca, who have a farm sort of near my house. And this is how they throw a dinner party on a glorious November Saturday afternoon.

Chef Ben McPherson and helper with the main dish. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books
They invite Chef Ben McPherson, who arrives at 7 a.m. to roast an entire pig and prepare mouthwatering dishes using the organic produce from the farm. This is farm to table cuisine where the farm is literally steps away from the tables.

Harvest dinner at Le Tre Lune. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books
While the piggy roasted and the vegetables were prepared, Lauren and Luca took us on a tour of the farm, which they call Le Tre Lune. It is on the grounds of the Glover Family Farm, which has been operated as an organic farm for more than 50 years.

Glover Farms. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Lauren at Le Tre Lune. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Some of the beautiful produce we encountered on our tour of the garden...
Le Tre Lune produce from farm to table. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books

A few items from the menu. On left, short rib on crostini, above right are the shishito peppers and the brandade. Right bottom is the salad with pecans, goat cheese and roasted beets.
Of course, we love our veggies, but if you're a meatatarian, it's hard to resist the smell of roasting pork. This is the Berkshire pig after nearly eight hours on the fire.


Roasted pig. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books
 Glover Family Farms is a beautiful spot in west Georgia. I can think of no better way to end this evening and this story than with a few pictures of this lovingly tended farm.


Chickens at Glover Family Farm. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books


Beware of Angry Rooster sign. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books



Circles on fence. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Fence. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Fence. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Honey for sale sign. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Glover Family Farm. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

Glover Family Farm. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books

 The menu for the evening:


Starters

Brandade Montadito

Blistered Shishito Peppers, Sea Salt

Roasted Baby Beets, Goat Cheese

Beef Short Rib Escabeche Montadito


Dinner

Whole Smoked Pig, Pickled Radish, Red Chimichurri

Salad of Field Lettuces, Fennel, Meyer Lemon, Olive Oil

Broccoli Raab, Garlic, Anchovy, Chili

Wilted Mustard Greens, Daikon Radish, Mushroom-Adobo Sauce

Variety of Fresh Winter Kimchis – Daikon Radish, Napa Cabbage

Wood Oven Roasted Winter Radishes, Brown Butter, Rosemary

White Balsamic Vinegar

Smoked Sweet Potatoes, Cumin, Skip’s Honey, Orange

And for dessert, Warm Sticky Apple Toffee Pudding

Lauren and Luca sell the gorgeous produce from Le Tre Lune at Atlanta area farmers markets and also offer a CSA. For more information about Le Tre Lune and Glover Family Farm, see http://letrelune.org


4 comments:

Terry said...

YUM! What a wonderful way to spend a November Saturday!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Emily Sims said...

I see the sign for Glover Farm all the time. BEAUTIFUL!

Lucy Mercer said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Terry!

Lucy Mercer said...

@Emily, pull in to the farm when you get a chance - it's beautiful! And the produce & honey are really great!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!