the branch restaurant’s food day canada menu

food day canada menu

this week we got green beans from our friends richard and ernie; we’ll present a warm salad with the beans, a maple-cider vinaigrette with tim and colleen’s syrup (happy anniversary, friends…) and bill’s cider vinegar, shards of cheese from (the other) richard and sylvie’s 4th wheel of tomme de gaston this year (just cut yesterday) and some crispy prosciutto hung last fall with nothing but tony’s pork, salt, and a handful of spices and herbs…

clearwater trout farm in spencerville raises wonderful rainbow trout; we’ll serve it grilled and crusted with a mix of peak season herbs from bill (also in an aioli) and painted with currant vinaigrette made with currants from debbie. it’s trout, we know, but in this case it’s ‘perch’-ed on some of ernie’s roasted new potatoes (…a la carte, we’ll serve it with some fresh veggies from harvest moon and rideau pines…)

gary’s ducks also hail from spencerville (about 20 minutes down the 416), today we’re going to serve a whole duck breast, seared and rested, sliced and served rare and juicy, beside a creamy sweet corn pudding made with corn from a roadside stand here in town—then we’ll drizzle it with a savoury blueberry gastrique (with some blueberries from ernie’s neighbour in merrickville) and a side of kemptville ratatouille—featuring eggplant from the other colleen and some tomatoes, onions, peppers and zucchini from the world’s best little farmers’ market, our own kemptville kinsmen farmers’ market…the ratatouille is seasoned with our own ‘herbs de province’ with lavender from the garden out back…

for dessert we’ve got bread pudding made with aunt denise’s bread and cora’s eggs, served warm with two colours of raspberries from ernie’s neighbor, whipped cream and a drizzle of honey from jason and peggy’s bees…

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