MEET THE FARMER, MEET THE CHEF DINNER
first course: two squash soup, microgreens
second course: MAM winter radish and turnip salad, fresh arugula
third course: sous vide Millcreek Farms short rib, charred onions, fresh radish, poached beets
fourth course: seared fuyu persimmons, housemade vanilla bean ice cream
Nowadays it’s rare to know what comes from which farms in a grocery store, what’s even more rare is to have the ability to speak to the farmers who grow the produce. Which is why we decided to host the Meet the Farmer, Meet the Chef dinner today at Maple Avenue Market. Maple Avenue Market is owned and operated by Chris and Sara. The store focuses on featuring local small farms, what sets them apart is the fact that they themselves run a 2 acre farm right in Great Falls. Most of the produce used for the dinner was grown by Chris and Sara including the eggs that were used for the ice cream.
On Thursday, July 19th, Maple Ave will host the next dinner in their special monthly tasting series. The restaurant will offer six guests a sneak peek of new menu items, followed by a full four-course menu including dishes that feature organic tomatoes, a tartare appetizer, rabbit for the entree and blueberry pie for dessert. Complementary wine pairings will also be included. The full menu will be sent directly to guests after tickets have been purchased.
A $25 deposit will hold your seat, and the total cost for dinner and wine will be $59 (minus your deposit). Tax and gratuity will be added at the end of the meal.
Please note that the event begins at 7:30 exactly, so when selecting your reservation time, please choose that time.
Visit CityEats for more details and to make reservation for this event.
Maple Ave Restaurant serves eclectic American Cuisine in the heart of Vienna blending American with Asian, Latin American, French flavors and techniques. Recently named top 50 restaurant by Northern Virginia Magazine. We are currently hiring for the following positions: hostess and servers. We also have 2 culinary internships available. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVERS and HOSTESS
-Efficient, responsible and punctual
-Excellent customer service skills
-Organized/good time management
-Clean-cut and have a good personal presentation
-Must be available on weekends and available for at least 4 shifts per week
-Minimum 1 year at casual fine dining
-Wine/beer knowledge is a MUST
-must commit to 20 hours a week
-must have passion for the culinary arts
10″ Yuzu Lime Pie for Easter $29. Order by Sunday, April 1st. Pick up anytime between Tuesday April 3rd and Sunday April 8th. Please let us know when you check out via PayPal when day and time that you would like to pick up.
Tasting Table March 7th at 6:45pm
Four courses with wine pairing $59pp
Course 1: Gnocchi-stuffed Tortellini, sauce basquaise
Course 2: Charcuterie, house-made accompaniments
Course 3: Seared duck breast, roasted bone marrow, carrot puree, clementine jus
Course 4: The return of Red Velvet Cake, or variation thereof
Complimentary wine pairing for first 3 courses. Coffee pairing for last course.
Call 703 319 2177 for reservations. Only 4 seats left.
What happens after Restaurant Week? Tasting Table. Every other week we will open the back room for 6 to 8 guests and have a tasting menu available that nobody else will be able to order. The first Tasting Table is on Wednesday, January 18th at 7:15pm. 4-courses unlimited wine $49.
First Course -Potsticker
Second Course – Foie Gras Pate
Third Course – Duck Confit
Fourth Course – Strawberry Shortcake
For reservations please e-mail Joey@mapleaverestaurant.com
Restaurant Week DC is next week January 10-15, 2012. Yes, we know we are not in DC but what the heck we are close enough and Vienna does not have a “Restaurant Week”. So, in addition to our menu we will be offering a Restaurant Week Dinner Menu.
3-course dinner – $35.12
small plates – choice of one
main plates – choice of one
maryland rockfish filet
sweet plates – choice of one
glazed mixed berries
buttermilk panna cotta – shortbread cookie
– housemade strawberry jam
*menu subject to change upon availability