Meet the Farmer with Shu Takikawa

Maybe you’ve walked by his lettuce at the Farmer’s Market, and stopped in your tracks because you’re never seen lettuce quite like it. The lettuce heads are curly, buttery, and simply beautiful. The farmer’s name is Shu, and that lettuce is no accident. In fact, all of Shu Takikawa’s produce is grown with tremendous care. We always look forward to using Shu’s produce, which is why we’ve invited Shu and his wife Debbie to be our guests of honor at our next MEET THE FARMER DINNER.

Our next “Meet the Farmer Dinner” will take place on November 17th at Goodland Kitchen. Chef Erik Stenberg will prepare a 5-course meal where the majority of the ingredients will come directly from Shu and Debbie’s farm. If you’ve never heard of “The Garden Of…”, here is a beautiful story about Shu, his outstanding lettuce, and how his farm got his name.
http://www.organicspark.com/featured-farmer-shu-takikawa/

And hear what the Santa Barbara Independent said about Meet the Farmer Dinner http://www.independent.com/news/2011/oct/11/farmer-table/

Details
Date: Thursday November 17, 2011
Seating is reserved to 26. Please RSVP early.
To RSVP: Stop by Goodland Kitchen at 231 S. Magnolia Ave, Old Town Goleta. Or, email melissa@goodlandkitchen.com
Time: Arrive at 6:30. Dinner and discussion will commence at 7 pm.
Price: $70

Menu from “Meet the Farmer” with Fairview Gardens in October. Menu for “The Garden Of…” Dinner has yet to be announced)
Crispy Kale Chips with Pickled Baby Vegetables
Farm House Salad with Fried Padron Peppers, Soft Poached Egg, Baby Gem Hearts, Toasted Walnut Vinaigrette
Roasted Tomatillo Soup with Queso Fresco
Moroccan Spiced Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb from Jimenez Family Farm, Minted Lima Beans, Poached Figs, and Yogurt
Roasted Curry Squash Risotto
Fuji Apples and Caramel Sauce
Decadent Chocolate Souffle, Strawberries, Creme’ Anglaise
Candied Grapefruit and Mint Tea