We can’t believe we’re about to say this, but…asparagus. Artichokes. Radicchio!
Due to a record warm January, farmers just south of here in Monterey County are already offering produce we don’t usually see until well into March.
It’s disturbing but at the same time, we must admit, delicious. Martin Bournhonesque hooked us up with some of this unusually early produce that will be on the menu this week:
Roast pork belly with artichokes two ways and long-cooked onions
Salad of roast asparagus with little gem lettuces, radish, preserved lemon and herb crema
Poached farm egg with duck confit potato hash cake, black trumpet mushrooms, and asparagus
and in the Oliveto Cafe...
Tuscan-style sausage with Treviso radicchio, red flint corn polenta, and arugula