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Teller’s getting the local food flavor

September 5th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Eating out, local food

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.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Meryl

    I had the fruit tart the other night–very good!

  • Joanne

    Mmmh. Looks like a lovely meal. I tried to read your last post but it won’t come up on my screen. Is there some trick perhaps that I’m missing?

    Last night we had a “leftovers” meal: eggplant salad, cornbread, scrambled eggs, everlasting coleslaw, roasted tomato sauce…and white peach and watermelon sorbets for dessert. So much of it was raised locally–and it was all good!

  • Janet Majure

    Who knows, Meryl? We may have been there at the same time!

    Joanne, thanks for the heads-up. When I checked later, it seemed to be working OK. And your meal sounds fabulous!

  • Steve and Seánan

    We know where we’re going the next time we’re in town.