Spring is beautiful. I realize this is not a new or brilliant observation, but I still had to state it.
Every turn of the season is exciting for chefs. Enjoying food as the seasons guide you is a satisfying feeling and a healthy way to eat. Comfortingly, it limits your options in a very natural way. Recently we had family over for a spring dinner. One of those nights where everything comes together. That always perfect combination of great food and great company. With a setting that doesn’t distract from either.
All the veggies were obtained at the Rancho San Diego Farmers Market.
Radishes/Truffle butter/Brunoise pear/Himalayan salt/Chives
Delicious lobster bisque
Salad- Baby turnips/Grilled butternut squash/Peeled and blanched celery/Shaved parmesan/Gremolata-chimichurri
Roasted lamb shoulder with lamb gravy/Spaetzle and herbs/Chile garlic broccolini
Homemade caramel vanilla ice cream/Melt in your mouth apples/Raw Honey Crisp apple