Thursday, January 28, 2010

january 31st dinner - SOLD OUT

sunday, january 31st, 2010 - dinner 14

salad of fried chorizo, pickled green tomato, cilantro and red onion

fennel soup with apple relish

sweet potato ravioli, house cured bacon and mascarpone cheese

yellow corn crusted scallops, jalapeño creamed spinach

chocolate terriene with raspberry, caramel and sea salt

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

dinner 13

a happy ryan makes for a great dinner. this was one of his favorites.
we start with a salad of fried spanish chorizo, pickled green tomatoes, red onion and lots of cilantro. awe, ben! portioning out the cauliflower soup.
our guests had trouble believing there was no cream in this soup. ryan's a big fan of letting the ingredient speak for itself... a little drizzle of "really good olive oil" and some homemade black olive croutons was all the soup needed.
crowd favorite. braised riverview farm pork belly with watermelon radish kimchi. kimchi is one of ryan's favorite asian dishes, although he tends to eat it as junk food... in mass quantity! for this version, ryan used watermelon radishes which macerated in a slew of asian condiments, such as fish sauce and lan chi (a red chili garlic paste). YUM!
i told jenny and kerry to not feel bad about slurping the broth down. they weren't shy.
the best beef ryan has had in a LONG time. montana ranch, eye of ribeye (piedmontese beef), served here with beet potato puree, caramelized cipollini onions and mushroom ragout.
a touch of sweetness to end the night. homemade banana cream pie with nilla wafer crust.
ryan discovered that he loves dark liquor. a little gentleman jack mixed with ginger beer as a night cap...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

sunday, january 17th dinner - SOLD OUT

sunday, january 17th 2010

salad of fried chorizo, pickled green tomatoes, red onion and cilantro

cauliflower soup, black olive croutons, really good olive oil

pork belly with watermelon radish kimchi

piedmontese beef with potato beet purée, carmelized onion and mushroom ragout

banana cream pie with nilla waffer crust

Monday, January 11, 2010

family dinner

pregame... the table is set. wine ready to go. waiting for 10 new guests to arrive for this family style dinner.

it's becoming more important for ryan + i to share "family style" dinners with all of you. the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and pass a platter to your neighbor is an experience that's been left in the past. we love the idea of getting back to basics and providing an experience that is hard to find in restaurants these days. what will staplehouse, the restaurant, do to provide the same type of experience once it opens? whether we have a community style table or through our monthly sunday dinner, we will continue to offer a family style experience for those who feel the same way we do. comfortable. homelike. personal.

although void of color, this salad has found it's way onto ryan's staple list. composed of caramelized fennel, endive and garlic croutons with an anchovy vinaigrette. it's a bit of rustic warmth for this cold season.

main course. roasted cobia over house-made bacon and cipollini onions. garnished with pickled mustard seeds.
dessert. another example of ryan's simple, straightforward take on sweets. here is his chocolate pots de creme served with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

and finally, we forgot again to take a group photo. someone remind us next time.

Friday, January 8, 2010

we won!

yea! we won for daily candy's sweetest things of 2009. thank you to everyone who voted and especially to everyone who has signed up on our email list! we are extremely lucky to have this support and appreciate every bit of it. we look forward to meeting new faces and sharing our home with you all!
jen + ryan

to view the link visit here!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

impromptu family style dinner - SOLD OUT

new record everyone! WOW!

impromptu family style dinner - sunday, january 10th

dinner's at our house - casual, comfortable, family style
reservations required - first come first served
this sunday, january 10th - 6:00pm reception / 6:30pm dinner
10 seats available
$45 per head donation - gratuity always appreciated
72 hour notice of cancellation required
cash or check accepted
email or phone to make reservations
please feel free to pass on

01 10 10 menu

roasted fennel salad with anchovy vinaigrette

roasted side of cobia with herb sauce, homemade bacon and cipollini onions

chocolate pots de creme, spiced whipped cream and caramel