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And just in the nick of time! With our Early-Season Tomato Dinners coming up next week, we were starting to get a bit nervous, but apparently the tomato fairy is looking out for us. In recent days we’ve seen some fine examples of early ripening varieties such as: Cherokee Purples, Pineapples, and San Marzanos from Brookside Farm in Brentwood; Lemon Boys, Green and Red Zebras, and Black Princes from Riverdog Farm in Guinda; and Early Girls and Green Zebras from Tairwa’-Knoll Farm also in Brentwood.

Chef Jonah is working on the menu & has already confirmed a few things:

Chilled brodetto of tomatoes with poached white shrimp, lemon verbena and Sun Gold tomatoes

Burrata cheese with Early Girl tomato marmellata, arugula, and grilled crostino

Sformatino of ricotta with marinated Julienne tomato and fino verde basil

Soup: vellutata of Principe Borghese tomatoes with Cabot cheddar panino

Toasted Durum wheat papardelle with tomato braised beef, hot pepper and oregano

Tortelli of sheep with tomato brodo

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