We hit up the Derby Street Market last Tuesday with our favorite produce guy, Bill Fujimoto.
We checked in with Full Belly, Lucero, and Riverdog and saw some BEAUTIFUL early eggplants, Black Eyed peas, first watermelons, and Seascape strawberries. Â We also got the scoop on what everyone is wondering about…TOMATOES. Â It was interesting to hear from our farmers about their predictions, especially for us, because we’re trying to “plan” as best we can for our upcoming Tomato Dinners.
Because the season this year has been so weird, and speculation about how the season may (or may not) unfold we’re trying something new:Â two sets of Tomato Dinners. Â The first set of Early Tomato Season Dinners will run from August 23 – 26, and then after Labor Day a second set of Late Tomato Season Dinners will run from September 13 through September 16.
From a chefâ€™s perspective, great cooking is about responding to ingredients, and this season will be loaded with challenges for Chef Jonah. Weâ€™ll keep you updated on how the season(s) progress and what it means for Jonah as the menu begins to take shape.
August or September, there will be stand-out tomatoes to make each menu terrific. Â Book now.