Monday, June 6, 2016

Farm To Feast Dinner - Taliesin

I just love this time of year in Wisconsin!  So many fun things going on all summer long.  Like yesterday, we went to a Farm to Feast Dinner at the Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin.  Taliesin is an 800 acre estate located in Spring Green.  The property has seven buildings that span decades of Wrights career, 1887-1959.  A guided walking tour was provided.  Our guide Jill filled us in about the property, buildings and shared with us a little history about Frank Lloyd Wright.  The property is still used for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.  There are only about 25 students and they live and study right on the property.  It was fascinating and now I want to go back and take the tour of the Wright's main house.

After the tour we got to listen to the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra string quartet while enjoying some delicious appetizers along with some local wine and beer.  What a wonderful event!  The weather was perfect, the Taliesin setting for the dinner was beautiful,  spending time with friends, Tony and Margaret, is always great and the food was amazing.  The featured Chef was Michael Pruett from Cento, one of our favorite restaurants in Madison.  He was one of the reasons we got tickets for this event because we knew we'd be in for a treat.  He did not disappoint!

Margaret, Tony, Dawn (me) and Kevin

Jill (tour guide)

Salumi & Cheese

Buratta & Tomato
Mini BBQ Pork Sliders
Cured Salmon Cones
Chef Pruett 

The meal was paired with wines from Botham Vineyards and beers from WI Brewing Company,  Vintage Brewing Company and One Barrel Brewery.

Wine Poached Beets, Goat Cheese, Hazelnut Soil

Ricotta Agnolotti, Pea, Mint & Summer Truffle
Pistachio Crusted Lamb, Carrot Puree, Roasted Vegetables, Bordelaise Sauce
(Batch Bakery) Cherry & Franipane Galettes (pictured) & Blueberry lemon Cream Cheese Galettes and Sassy Cow Ice Cream 
Thanks to Madison Magazine, the Sponsors, Chef Pruett and all the volunteers!   It was a perfect Wisconsin Summer Day!
One more shout out, thanks to Badger Bus for the transportation to Spring Green!

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