Last Sunday Chefs Collaborative and Slow Food Seacoast held an “Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner” in the barn at Berry Hill and Meadow’s Mirth Farms in Stratham, NH.  As discussed in an earlier post, it was an amazing event.  Seven local chefs came together to create and prepare an outstanding menu using heirloom vegetables from the RAFT Grow-Out project.  The menu they came up with is too amazing not to share, so here it is:

Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner

October 11th 2009

The barn at Berry Hill and Meadow’s Mirth Farms, Stratham, NH

Mark Segal, Executive Chef, The 100 Club, Portsmouth

Potato and Goat Cheese Terrine with Blood-rooted turnip beet caviar

Wood-grilled Scallop with True Red Cranberry bean falafel and Jimmy Nardello pepper relish

Mini Lobster and Corn Taco with local tomatillo salsa

Sweet Baby Vineyard Kensington Red & Farnum Hill Semi-dry Sparkling Cider



Matt Greco, Executive Chef, Blue Moon Market, Exeter

Vegetarian Blood and Marrow Soup: Potage of Gilfeather turnip and Boston Marrow squash finished with purslane and Great Hill blue gremolata

Farnum Hill Kingston Black Still Cider



Josh Lanahan, Chef/Owner, Fresh Local, Newington and Chef Ted McCormack

True Red Cranberry Bean Salad on mixed greens garnished with apples, pickled Boothby Blond cucumbers and Smuttynose-cured pork with chili crust

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale



Evan Mallett, Chef/Owner, Black Trumpet, Portsmouth

Smoked NEFF Beef Brisket on a parsnip puree with braised Gilfeather turnip greens

and Jimmy Nardello mojo

2007 Four Vines “Biker” Zinfandel, Paso Robles, CA



Mariah and Tom Roberts, Bakers/Owners, Beach Pea Bakery, Kittery, ME

Apple Strudel with Berry Hill berry coulis and vanilla-whipped goat cheese

Sweet Baby Vineyard Apple wine



Plating by Chef Evan Hennessey

Breads by Beach Pea Bakery

A special thanks to our generous product donors and sponsors:

Caroline Robinson of Berry Hill Farm for the use of her beautiful barn
Applecrest Farm, Hampton Falls, NH
Dole and Bailey, Woburn, MA
Farnum Hill Ciders, Lebanon, NH
General Linen, Somersworth, NH
Java Tree Coffee, Manchester, NH
Marshall Rental, Portsmouth, NH
M.S. Walker Distributors, Bow, NH
Smuttynose Brewing Co., Portsmouth, NH
Sweet Baby Vineyard, Kensington, NH
Taylor Lobster Company, Kittery, ME
Vermont Butter and Cheese, Websterville, VT

and an extra-special thanks to Evan and Denise Mallett, for working harder to make this beautiful event happen than could have been expected of mere humans