menus

21 december 05 roasted poblanos & feta cheese . . . spaghetti squash with browned butter & nutmeg . . . carrots & chickpeas with yogurt & pomegranate . . . salad of apple, mint & candied pecans . . . collard greens cooked with a ham hock . . . buckwheat bread with blackberry vinegar, sharp cheddar, st. agur, and tributina . . . cheeses: nevat, mt. tam . . . grapefruit & saba . . . kabocha squash, caramelized onions, and goat cheese in rice paper ... forgot to cook dessert of french toast with caramel ice cream...

11 february 06 romanesco cauliflower with tributrini & sea salt . . . arugula salad with feta & buckwheat bread . . . roasted fennel & leeks . . . lamb shishkebab with mint . . . pasta & roasted potatoes . . . asparagus & oyster mushrooms with lemon & parmesan . . . maldonado cheese, honey, and marcona almonds

18 march 06 dry italian peppers pan roasted served with persian cucumbers . . . goat cheese with fresh herbs & pink peppercorns . . . roasted beets & shiitake mushrooms . . . asparagus rolled in zahtar . . . cauliflower & roasted potatoes . . . apple crisp

22 april 06 oyster mushrooms with lemon . . . asparagus with portobello crisps . . . roasted baby maui onions with balsamic reduction . . . purple cauliflower with butter & zahtar . . . arugula salad with tangy oranges . . . bison sirloin marinated in scotch & herbs . . . roasted carrots, beets & corn . . . baked ricotta

27 may 06 roasted feta with beet chips . . . burned dandelions, buckwheat bread, saba . . . sweet potato pizza . . . purslane, cucumber & arugula salad . . . bacon avocado burgers . . . spaghetti squash, angel hair, and pesto . . . cannoli fruit tart

1 july 06 lots of different kinds of pizza on homemade foccacia crust . . . angel food cake & crème caramel

5 august 06 roasted pasillas & feta . . . buckwheat bread, heirloom tomatoes & burrata . . . candied eggplant, zucchini & corn . . . watermelon salad with arugula & bacon . . . pork ribs . . . fettuccine with fresh herbs & toasted walnuts . . . osso buco . . . salad of maggie’s stellar mix . . . vanilla ice cream with fresh plum compote

23 september 06 fresh mozzarella cucumber salad ... seared scallops, onion, fennel .... fresh black eyed peas, corn, red onion & manouri ... roasted beets with toasted hazelnuts & purslane ... warm camembert with butter mushrooms ... kale with grapes & almonds ... spaghetti squash carbonara with white acorn squash ... apples & herbs salad .... raisin coconut chocolate chip cookies

21 october 06 baby yams with butter, sour cream & sage . . . sweet yellow peppers with tunisian feta . . . linguini with two tomato sauces . . . winter mesclun . . . dumpling squash with portobello . . . collard greens & black eyed peas . . . fuji & fuyu crisp

18 november 06 . sweet potato, sweet pea shoots & ricotta salata . chard, white beans & sweet potato stew
squash soup with chestnuts & olives . pizza with caramelized pears, blue cheese & red onions . roastested potatoes with manchego & hot pepper . cabbage with sweet/spicy sausage ... chili pepper cookies ... vanilla icecream with lavender salt

9 december 06 . mushroom soup ... shrimp with candied walnuts ... angel hair with mint, chives, dill, and feta .. . crosnes in butter ...burrata with fuyu & saba . . . tea smoked chicken .. .  tofu sinks with miso sauce .. .roasted tomato, toasted walnut, and goat cheese.. . smoked pork with pickled cabbage and fried apples .. . persimmon pudding with candy glass .

13 january 07 ... first viand of the New Year & new collective ! ... dates with proscuitto ... gg&g soup: greens & giant lima beans with gorgonzola ... grilled haloumi cheese with strawberries and cherry tomatoes ... campanelle with baby zucchini & cocoa nibs ... raspberry/chipotle and apricot/jalapeno wonton wraps ... lamb tagine with couscous ... green salad with white & black balsamic vinaigrette & orange kumquat shavings ... blood orange creme brulée ... mexican chocolate torte

14 february 07 ... valentine viand...chocolate covered cherimoya hearts ... creamy chilly [celery fennel soup with chilled grapes] ... burning summer [heirloom tomato sauce with toast {breadbar's millstone wheat}] ... upside down & open [tiny buffalo burgers with caramelized onions & st. agur blue] ... frantic passion red salad [red cabbage, radishes, roasted beets, ricotta salata, lemon dressing] ... littles & bigs [pea shoot ravioli, kabocha squash ravioli] ... delicate lamb [lamb tarts with blood orange miwa kumquat jam] .... bitter savory green salad [sundried tomato vinaigrette] .... curled spicy shrimp ... dark pink [chocolate cupcakes with roses] ... sweet swimming [iles flottantes] ... rolled sweetly [chocolate salami] ... rose water spiced chai [some with plum brandy] ...

3 march 07 ... kumquat cairns ...yellow lentil soup with apricots & pomegranate ... parsnip chips with mint salsa and tamarind yogurt sauce ... pasta reverse: yam gnocchi with cabbage fettuccini ... sage and lemon meatballs, served on radicchio leaves ... crisp polenta rounds with pesto and pint nuts ... sauteed pea tendrils ... smoked hash ... beet & barley salad ... goat cheese & hubbard squash tart ... flourless chocolate cake with toasted almonds and brandied cherries ... lemon ricotta pancakes with sauteed apples

14 april 07... Strawberry Balsamic Salad Amuse ... Hot/cold pea soup ... avocado, red onion & grapefruit salad... fettuccine w/ rapini and sheep feta ... pork, port, prunes, and anchovies ... delicata squash with manouri & mint salsa ... chioggia beet carpaccio ... wasabi-almond crusted chicken on a bed of greens ... mashed cauliflower with cheese potatoes with leeks ... roasted asparagus candy... pecan pie ... Easter EggsIstential... annotated menu 041407

12 may 07... vertical pear... un-de-layered fava beans... one eyed open face egg sandwich ... tropical salada of avocado & papaya layered with reens ... chochinita pibil with pickled onions ... trilateral mashed potatoes... roasted vegetable and goat cheese terrine ... artichoke asparagus lasagna with caramelized onions & fava bean sauce... rolled and tied stand up zucchini ribbons with mint, chili pepper, and goat cheese ... mushroom leek strudel... italian cheese torte with cherries and basil... napoleon rhubarb annotated menu 051207

9 june 07 ... bacon & cherimoya ... asian ravioli ... green goddess salad ... corn beef ... bacon, avocado & tomato sandwiches on homemade ficelle, pasta with zucchini flowers ... friday morning farmers market salad ... asparagus with curry mayo and caramelized grapefruit .. colston basset stilton ... hand-carried swiss melting chocolate with san diego strawberries ... cherry and apricot clafouti ... bacon fat ginger snaps... annotated menu 060907

14 july 07 ... Fig-Pomegranate Tapanade with Chevre on CrostiniWhite & Spiked Gazpacho ... roasted eggplant & sautéed lambsquarter...vine leaves stuffed with wild rice and apricots … ... Kristen’s favorite BLD (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner) sandwiches…EGGs&PLANTs …  ...Pork Loin Stuffed with Figs, Olives and Almonds …Tomato Cornucopia … Cheddar Corn Buttermilk Biscuits with roasted peppers … Grilled Peaches kissed by Chipotle & Vanilla … Apricot Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Cake annotated menu 071407

viand east one: 26 september 08 welcome ritual/hand-fed amuse bouche: cairn of marmarbilik olive, toasted walnut, yellow heirloom tomato
(olive & walnut from Savan Bakery, Silverbrook Farms tomato) ... salad tower with homemade butter bread plaza  ... roasted Dick's Family Farm eggplant sandwich with Crystal Brook Farm goat cheese and Allendale Farm arugula ... ... pan-roasted Allendale Farm fresh corn and italian parsley and Silverbrook Farms mint on Dave's black peppercorn angel hair pasta ... Silverbrook Farms strawberry tomatoes with Tomme Creyeuse and Pantaleo. (Cheese pairings by Kurt Gurdal of Formaggio Kitchen) ... barbecued Millbrand Farm Shoulder Tender with wilted pea shoots and Silverbrook Farms grapes... grilled local peaches, mascarpone, and saba (grape must) ... Dave's egg fettuccini with Organic Valley cultured butter
and Silverbrook Farms heirloom tomatoes ... Panzanella with Silverbrook Farms tomatoes, MacArthur Farm cucumbers, French sheepmilk feta, basil, mint, pistachios, and homemade brioche bread ... roasted MacArthur and Allendale zucchini, Pecorino di Pienza Morchiato from Formaggio Kitchen, lemon, and Maldon sea salt ... lemon sorbet, MacArthur Farm raspberries and champagne

Viand East Two 11.1.08
0 welcome ritual/hand-fed amuse bouche: 7-layer thai (Belmont Farms spinach)
1 Mama Wen's Roasted Spareribs marinated in a hoisin and local hardstem garlic glaze.  Ben’s mom learned how to make these in graduate school. The Chinese biochemistry students gathered weekly to cook and socialize. She called it the "Big Appetite Club". She said she learned it from a very nice gentleman – quickly adding that he had a wife back in Taiwan.  Maybe these should be called Near Miss Ribs. (pork ribs from Clark Farm in Ferrisburg VT, butchered at Lionette’s market)
2 Belmont Farms’ beet salad with dijon mustard, parsley flowers & garlic
3 Reypanaer 18month cow gouda (Beemster, Netherlands) with Venezuelan chocolate
       St. Maure Belgique Cendree goat’s milk cheese with Smiley Tupulo Honey and Marcona almonds (all from Formaggio Kitchen)
4 Silverbrook Farms’ kabocha squash with (unsustainable) California rice and mouhammara (mouhammara originates in Aleppo, Syria. this is made and sold at Savan Bakery in Watertown)
5 fish tacos with Belmont Farms radishes, cabbage, apples, lime... 
(fish from the Fishmonger, 252 Huron Avenue in Cambridge)
6 Poverty Lane Orchard’s Wickson apples (NH) baked under Lionette’s house-smoked bacon (vio invented this dish, her first comfort food, broiling alone in her first O’Keefe & Merritt)
7 Belmont Farms’ beets risotto with cruciferous greens, lime and pine nuts
8 roasted chicken (if you don’t know how to roast a chicken, tonight is the time to learn!) with biscuits and gravy (Bella Farms Heirloom Blanco Chicken, New York)
9 fresh cranberry sauce with arab cotton candy (“ladies hair” from Savan Bakery, cranberries from Decas in Wareham, sold at Lionette’s Market)
10 salt-roasted pears with caramel sauce  (Bosc pears from Agawam, MA)

new years day viand 2009.01.01: grease, greens, and sugah
surprise 1/ amuse thai fireworks
comfort 2/ hatchapouri salad
tender 3/ napa cabbage pistachio sausage
luscious 4/ burrata, persimmon & saba
richness 5/ brussel sprouts, pancetta & vermouth
clarity 6/spaghetti squash, mint & feta
grounded 7/ duck fat potatoes with rosemary
singing 8/ cucumber apple salad
simple 9/ kale&bread
magic 10/ curry chocolate cake
home 11/ sweet potato pie

Viand East Three 2009.02.21 0/ [Lionette’s house-smoked] Bacon-wrapped California Medjool dates [care of CityFeed Market] ... 1/ [Lionette’s house-rendered] Suet-crust leek quiche with salad (we couldn’t make it through another winter without salad mowed in CA)
2/ salami salad cured meats from Formaggio Kitchen: Petit Jesu, Wild Boar Sopressata, Saucison sec Basquese, Speck Alto Adige, Salametti Secchi
3/ hand-made pasta with hazelnut-walnut sauce (nuts from Savan)
4/  east coast seaweeds salad with Pickled Red Fire Farm daikon radish wintered over from 2008
5/ Bao Zi with Pork from Houde Family Farms in Vermont
6/ pan-roasted cabbage (Pete’s Greens VT, care of City Feed Market)
7/ cheeses from Formaggio Kitchen:Barilotto (buffalo milk) from Salerno Italy, Chabis Feuille (goat milk) from Perigord France, Bayrischer Blauschimmelkase (cow milk) from Allgau Germany.
8/ [Lionette’s] duck fat roasted potatoes (Deep Root Coop VT care of Lionette's & Enterprise Farm MA, care of City Feed Market)
9/ Fishmonger swordfish dredged in cocoa nibs, coconut, and szechuan peppercorns procured by Duro’s father
10/ french silk pie tartelettes