Tag Archives: Farm-To-Table

A Seasonal Vegetarian Antipasti Platter

11 Mar

Whenever I think of an Antipasti platter, I think of various cured meats, such as Prosciutto, Salami, Sopresatta, and Bresaola. The one pictured here, from Peter Lowell’s Restaurant in Sebastopol (West County Sonoma) was all Vegetarian and I didn’t miss the meat one bit! I’m definitely going to be ordering it again.

This one included Grilled Radicchio with Balsamic Vinegar (I think it was White Balsamic), a head of Roasted Garlic, a small slice of Frittata, Roasted Potato sprinkled with some Parmesan, Roasted Beets, Bosc Pear slices, a Mustard Greens Pesto (delicious!) and Kalamata Tapenade with Kumquat (a very nice creative twist!), Olives (including Castelvestrano which are one of my favorites), Caperberries and a couple of Pickled Red Chiles, Brie, Crostini, a bit of fresh, lightly dressed Kale, Curly Endive and Watermelon Radish.

I recommend trying to put together your own Vegetarian Antipasti–I think you’ll love it!

And of course, if you’re in the area, visit Peter Lowell’s…it’s one of the best places in town (open 7 days a weeks for breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Michael’s Santa Monica

4 Dec

Michael’s Santa Monica. I recently ate here for dinner with some business associates and sat outside on the beautiful garden patio.┬áMichael McCarty, the Proprietor, was very cordial and stopped by our table to make sure our dinner was enjoyable. It was delicious and the service was excellent!

Michael is recognized for supporting the local Farmers Markets and the menu reflects fresh and seasonal fare.

I’m always on the look out for restaurants that provide a farm-to-table experience, supporting organic, local and sustainable cuisine, so if you know of any, please leave a comment and share your favorites.

P.S. There is another location too…Michael’s New York at 24 W 55th in Manhanttan.