The Tomato Dinner featuring author Amelia Saltsman

Date September 13, 2016, Tuesday
Time 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Price: $85
Phone 734.663.3663

Special Dinner #200

When the Roadhouse opened in 2003 Chef Alex had a vision for hosting monthly dinners featuring specific regions, cuisines, chefs and authors that brought together our community to enjoy a great meal and hear great stories. Thirteen years later we are honored and humbled to be celebrating Special Dinner #200. It is fitting this dinner falls in the peak of the harvest season and is just 2 days before our anniversary of opening our doors.

To celebrate we have invited back to the Roadhouse award-winning cookbook author Amelia Saltsman. Author of The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook and the newly released The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen, Amelia's passion for making the connection between seasonal, small-farmed foods and real-life meals makes her the perfect guest speaker and collaborator on the menu with Chef Alex.

Plated Amuse:
Green Melon and Green Tomato Gazpacho
Smoked Salt Blanched Soy Beans
Shelly Pea Hummus with Za’atar

Fresh Grilled Pita and Zingerman’s Bakehouse Tomato Bread

Cornman Farms’ Heirloom Tomato Bar
With handmade mozzarella, really good olive oil, basil, salt and pepper

Dinner Buffet:
Golden Bari Dates with Blueberries and Wheat Berries
Israeli Salad with Five Tomatoes
Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw
Pickled Green Tomato with Halvah and French Feta
Romanian Ratatouille (Gvetch) with Eggs
Lamb Kabobs with Tahini and Smokey Harissa
Matboucha (Moroccan Tomato Sauce) with Fresh Red Peas
Grape Leaf-Wrapped Sardines with Tomato and Roasted Lemon
Spatchcock of Cornish Hen with Green Garlic Jus
Beef and Rice stuffed Patty Pan Squash

Tahini Gelato Sundae Bar with Silan Syrup and Fresh Berries
Blood Orange and Olive Oil Polenta Upside Down Cake
Poppy Seed Hamantaschen