Monday, September 21, 2009

Lunch on the Land -- Benefit for Findlay Market

On Sunday afternoon, over 125 foodies braved the weather to gather at Turner Farm in Indian Hill, OH, for the first annual "Lunch on the Land" yum-fest. An array of Cincinnati's most prominent and talented chefs--from Julie Francis (Nectar) to Josh Campbell (World Food Bar) and Jean-Robert de Cavel (pictured above)--cooked a delectable five-course meal, with each course accompanied by wines selected by Vanguard Wine Imports' Jeff Hickenlooper and donated by The Party Source.

Highlights? The first course of beer braised baby back ribs served with pickled cucumber and watermelon was outstanding, if not necessarily a stellar choice for the health-conscious. It was really delicious, though, and did not seem fatty at all. My husband's fave was the second course, a beet, goat cheese and pistachio tart topped with locally grown watercress. Shots of each of those are with this post--the tart is at the top, and the ribs below.

The wines were interesting, but our favorites there were a 2007 Angels Landing Stags Leap Cab Sauv and (biggest surprise) the Tomasello Blueberry Wine served with dessert.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds as though it was a wonderful occasion.