On Monday night we drove to nearby Syracuse, NY to attend a Chef's Challenge dinner @themissionrestaurant. Using a random basket of ingredients provided by @grindstone_farm and select others, the chefs and kitchen staff prepared an inventive five-course meal! 😲🍎🍗🍄🍴 Before the meal began guests could step inside the kitchen to watch their process. We had a phenomenal time and will definitely be back. Thanks to @pragmaticnfresh for hosting the event!
Pic 1: Housemade chips and salsa from The Mission Restaurant.
Pic 2: Sunchoke bisque with bacon, jalepeno oil, and fried sage. A sample of blueberry stone fruit ale from @anythingbutbeer. House margarita with agave-sweetened wine instead of tequila from The Mission.🍹
Pic 3: Plating the second course: pickled sunchoke, apple, watermelon radish, mushroom, and ancho chiles with a pea shoot garnish.
Pic 4: Skipping to dessert: an apple empanada with dulce de leche whipped creme.