This sounds like great preparation for my pilgrimage to Blue Hill at Stone Barns in September. If you can’t visit the farm, ask the farmers to come to you? The fall dinner will feature the much loved Weiser farm, while the summer dinner is listed below. (Yes, I just C&P’d the PR release. It reads well and is matches the motif of Ammo’s website. I like that.) It’s also fun to see the stars quietly enjoying their meals; Michelle Williams, Cam Diaz & Brad Pitt have all been sighted. And the women swooned when Orlando Bloom (or someone rather?) visited for Saturday brunch.
AMMO SUMMER FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER
FEATURING WINDROSE FARMS AND TABLAS CREEK VINEYARDS
|WHAT:||AMMO, Hollywood’s standout dining destination for farm-to-table cuisine, has partnered with California’s best farmers to present an exciting seasonal series of Farm-to-Table Dinners. These intimate dinners draw together slow-food enthusiasts and restaurant industry insiders for a rare opportunity to savor the finest in local produce and engage with the farmers who grow it. Each dinner (spring, summer, fall and winter) will include a multi-course prix fixe inspired by the featured farm’s most spectacular bounty of the season, with optional wine pairings for each course.|
|WHO:||For the summer, AMMO welcomes Windrose Farms and Tablas Creek Vineyards, located in San Luis Obispo County. Windrose has been a fixture in the organic farming community since 1993, and sells their choice produce to the area’s top restaurants and chefs. On their relatively small 50-acre farm, owners Bill and Barbara Spencer produce everything from heirloom tomatoes, onions, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and many varieties of greens and fresh herbs. They are also known for their melons, apples and stone fruit.
Next-door neighbor Tablas Creek Vineyards produces award-winning organic wines, following the centuries-old Châteauneuf du Pape tradition of blending chosen varietals, which produces wines that are more complex, better balanced, and richer than single varietal wines.
|WHEN:||Sunday, August 30
Seating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
1155 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
|PRICE:||$45 per person; $30 wine pairing supplement — menu is available upon request
Seating is limited for these special events; please call 323-871-2666 for reservations.
And now, the menu’s posted:
Amuse: Chilled Puree of Heirloom Tomato with mint
Prosciutto & Melon with parmigiano Reggiano
Green & Yellow Zucchini with Castelvetrano olives, parsley, mint, lemon, olive oil and a salsa verde
House Made Herb Pappardelle with a hand cut basil pesto
Grilled Local Moro Bay Halibut with roasted eggplant, peppers, baby red onion, Gaeta olives, marjoram and roasted cherry tomatoes
Peach & Blackberry Crumble with thyme