September – December 2014
Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience. Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.
We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.
Culinary-Super-Star Chef John Ash will be cooking up amazing recipes from his brand new cookbook, Culinary Birds. The book, published in late 2013, was recently nominated for a prestigious James Beard award. This special event will include a walking tour of the farm, a focused cheese tasting and Chef John demonstrating 4 outstanding recipes from the book that will be served up for a delicious lunch. Retail Sales and Book Signing will complete the delicious and fun-filled day.
John has a new book called “Culinary Birds” which was published by Running Press Books in the fall of 2013. In addition to the recipes, the book will tackle the good and the bad about current poultry husbandry practices as well as other things we should know about the noble birds. The book was nominated for a James Beard award.
Korean Chicken Wings
Chicken and Shrimp Meatball Soup
Turkey Breast Picatta
Frisee Salad with Fried Eggs and Maple Roasted Bacon
Join me for a fun hands-on cooking class at Ramekins Culinary School!
Dried fava Bean Soup with Sumac and Smoked Olive Oil
Warm Chicory Salad with Wild Mushrooms and Pancetta Vinaigrette
Pan-Roasted Venison with Blackberry Sage Sauce
Apple & Walnut Brown Butter Cake with Tangerine Caramel Sauce
The Ranch provides a setting for change and renewal, and we hand the keys to you. The day’s choices are all yours to make…and many are wonderful to behold. Be sure to consider them all as equally important: food, nutrition, exercise, rest and relaxation, education, expression… and above all, taking in the beauty of our untrammeled natural world that welcomes you “home again” to your true, rested, and reenergized self. – See more at: http://www.rancholapuerta.com/come-to-the-ranch/first-time-visitors/#sthash.vpij3OiL.dpuf