Buttonwood All Farm Dinner 2011

On August 13, Buttonwood Farm & Winery held their annual All Farm Dinner to celebrate the bounty of Buttonwood Farm. Jeff Olsson of New West Catering was instrumental in developing the concept and each year Jeff, Janet and the whole team at New West do an absolutely amazing job of featuring everything that is grown or raised on Buttonwood Farm. The Menu:

Passed Hors D’oeuvres:

Homemade Beef “Hot Dogs” Wrapped in Pastry with Green Chile Mustard

“Steak and Eggs” Hand-cut Beef Tartare with Quail Egg on Brioche

North African Lamb Sausage with Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme

Quesadilla of Zucchini and Sweet Corn with Homemade Goat Cheese

The Family Style Feast:

Heirloom Tomatoes, Watermelon and Cucumber with Basil

Grilled Farm Vegetables with Salsa Pebre and Crispy Onions

Anaheim Chile Relleno with Homemade Goat Cheese

Tandoori Grilled Lamb with Habanero Peach Chutney and Spearmint

Grilled Steer “Florentine” with Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Cilantro

Mole Verde Braised Beef with Pepitas and Cilantro

Greens and Herbs with Shallot Vinaigrette

House-made Breads with Tomato Butter

Served Dessert:

Mini-peach Crostata and Brown Butter Peach Ice Cream Sandwich with Peach Chantilly and Roasted Peach Coulis

Alama Pintado Almond Turtles


Here are some photos from this year’s event taken by David Browne.



The dinner was held next to the pond in a beautiful setting in the vineyard.


Each place setting was arranged with a piece of artwork by Seyburn Zorthian and a bunch of herbs.


New West Catering, with Jeff Olsson to the left.


The meat on the grill.



Emily Garland of New West artfully arranges the hors d’oeuvres.



The beef tartar topped with a quail egg atop brioche.



The platters are assembled waiting to go out to the tables.



Krista Harris, left and Rob Hatherill enjoying the food, the wine and the setting.

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