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Home-grown cooking with heart
Taking a photo break in the ArtCliff's kitchen were busy chefs (from left) ArtCliff owner Gina Stanley, Chris Chaput, and Tina Miller, whose cookbook "Vineyard Harvest" highlights local food. Photo by Danielle Zerbonne
Love was in the air along with scrumptious aromas from the kitchen at the ArtCliff Diner in Vineyard Haven on Valentine's Day evening for Slow Food Martha's Vineyard's inaugural local food restaurant dinner. Despite the cold and blustery weather, hungry Islanders turned out in force to enjoy hearty gourmet meals featuring local ingredients.
A glowing orange slice accents the color and flavor of a salad of red cabbage and bleu cheese, both regionally produced.
Tantalizing dishes included yellowtail flounder with parsley potatoes and roasted carrots; pasta with Katama Farm lamb ragu and Vermont marscapone; Vineyard bay scallops with Massachusetts parsnip purée, sage brown butter and carrots; and Lobster pot pie. Ms. Germaine, a chef and food writer, said her favorites were purée of sunchoke soup and red cabbage salad with Great Hill bleu cheese, walnuts, and oranges.