Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Manresa Hosts Annual Tomato Modernista Dinners

At the height of tomato season, Manresa Executive Chef David Kinch will choose over 60 varieties of heirloom tomatoes from exclusive farm partner Love Apple Farms to feature in the “Tomato Modernista Dinners,” dedicated to the ingredient. Taking place Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, the multi-course dinners will feature a colorful, flavorful variety of tomatoes offered in different preparations and textures. The menu will include Ludmilla’s Pink Heart, Boar’s Hoof, White Cherry, Gajo de Melon, Reba, White Oxheart, and Green Doctors. The annual event is a celebration of the prized ingredient—the namesake for Farmer Cynthia Sandberg’s Love Apple Farms and the ingredient that helped inspire the close bond between the farm and Manresa. Throughout the season, Sandberg grows hundreds of varieties of heirloom tomatoes for Manresa. The Tomato Modernista Dinners are $170 per person, exclusive of wine, tax, and gratuity. Open seating begins at 5:30 p.m. Wine pairings selected by Wine Director Jeff Bareilles will be available. Please note that the regular menu will not be available on these dates.