On Saturday night, Ryan and I had the most wonderful dinner at The Side Yard Farm.
The Side Yard Farm is a small urban farm NE Portland that provides local restaurants with produce. The owner, Stacey Givens, is also an amazing chef, and hosts farm-to-table meals every now and then.
Before dinner, we got to poke around the farm.
It was really fun to see a professional urban farm – definitely inspiring for my own garden.
Hoop house for tomatoes, basil, and peppers.
And of course, chickens.
On to the food! This was a special Bastille Day dinner. 5 courses, with really incredible wine parings. Vive la France!
There was a lovely lavender lemon water on the table while we were getting settled.
Menu printed by Cumbersome Multiples.
French Breakfast Radish, with Nasturtium “Capers” and Butter
Halibut. Shaved Kohlrabi. Lil’ Peas & Carrots. Lemon Verbena Beurre Blanc.
Summer Greens. Flowers. Herbs. Plum Vinaigrette. Soft Sheep Cheese. Farm Egg.
Crispy Pork. Rubystreak Mustard Greens. Pickled Cherries. Tarragon
Salt n’ Pepper French Shortbread. Blueberries. Basil & Chevre Ice Cream (actually instead of shortbread, this is a soft gluten free raspberry cookie, which was amazing! So sweet that they accommodated me)
And the wine!
This was one of the best meals we have had in Portland. Everything was so fresh and bright. I can’t wait to go back!