As much as I like to cook, I do like to go out to eat, too. A friend and I went to Teller’s the other night, the first time in a while, and I was pleased to see such items on the menu as Baumans’ chicken and pork from Amy’s Meats, both nearby farms.
Even though I didn’t have either of those dishes, I’m pretty sure I got local produce in my gazpacho and atop my margherita pizza, which included house-made mozzarella. It’s a tomatoey time of year, and toques off to Teller’s for taking advantage.
My gazpacho was fully flavored and lovely. My friend also commended her cold cucumber soup. Both were soups taking full advantage of ingredients at the top of the season.
Ditto my pizza:
My friend’s dish, an arugula salad with goat cheese, dried cranberries and walnuts (with optional salmon) was certainly less local but nonetheless fresh and commended:
And we finished with a tart with seasonal fruit. Ah.
Sometimes it’s nice when someone else cooks … especially when they do such a fine job.