By: Finance Foodie
As many of you may know, Season to Taste is a five year old catering company in Cambridge that prides itself in sourcing locally from farmers they know in trust. After experiencing success catering events in the Boston area, chef and owner Robert Harris decided to start The Table, a six-course prix fixed meal at his kitchen table for 10 guests that runs each evening from Tuesday to Saturday.
Pre-DinnerI started with an Island Creek oyster topped with a dollop of cocktail sauce. This was very good and fresh, but fairly standard Island Creek oyster.
Roasted Butternut Squash Crème Brulèe with a Warm Pork Rillette and Toasted Cranberries
Crispy-Skin Striped Bass on Maine Jerusalem Artichoke Purèe with Chanterelle Mushrooms, Leeks, and Applewood Smoked Bacon.
Third Course (Intermezzo)
Lemon Sorbet with Oregano and Black Pepper
Fourth Course (Main Course)
Pepper-crusted Sirloin with Pear Chutney and Red Wine Braised Chuck with Horseradish Gremolata served with Mashed Fingerlings and Roasted Winter Vegetables
Fifth Course (Cheese Course)
Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery Coupole with Housemade Preserves and Sesame Crisp
Sixth Course (Dessert)
Taza Chocolate Truffle topped with Raspberry Preserve
Although I much admire Season to Taste’s usage of high quality local ingredients, their support of local farmers, and their creative menu, I must say their overall table presentation could use a bit of work (the table had chairs on one side and benches on the other, and the wine glasses were refilled with different wines without cleansing during the pairings), especially given the hefty $100+ / dinner guest price tag. With a few tweeks, I predict this new venture has the potential to be quite successful and become the toast of the town! So cheers to a great end to 2010 – may 2011 be even better and more delicious!