Summer Food Find: Patio Pours at La Laiterie
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Simply elegant wine
I started my sampling with a glass of Elvio Tintero Grangia, a lightly sparkling white with hints of lemon peel and hay. This is a simple but elegant selection, great for a summer afternoon and perfectly matched with the rest of my morsels. I thoroughly enjoyed the Polder Gold, a pasteurized Goat's milk Gouda from the Netherlands. This was semi-firm and nutty. The cheese really came to life when enjoyed with some of the accoutrements served alongside. Pickled Rhubarb, a spicy homemade mustard and cornichons each complemented and varied the taste of this great cheese.
Best bite of the night
My favorite bite of the night came by way of the chicken liver crostino with wigwam ham, five spice and shallot. This slightly rustic preparation juxtaposed against Jennings' deliberate and skillful plating is something anyone who enjoys a well-thought-out presentation will remark at. While the plating may caught my attention, this charcuterie is truly all about the flavor. One bite of this delicious fatty morsel and you realized it is no wonder that people call Chef Jennings a meat artist... there just isn't any better sobriquet.
The good news about Patio Pours is that you've got numerous chances to go. They're Tuesdays, Wednesdays and WaterFire Saturdays from 5pm-7pm at La Laiterie at Farmstead. Perfect for those looking for a light dinner, a cheese break or anyone looking to jump into the wonderful world of cheese and charcuterie.
La Laiterie at Farmstead, 186 Wayland Ave, Providence. 274-7177 farmsteadinc.com
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