After a long summer break from using the oven we did our best to squeeze the best of what was left at the farmers markets into one meal. We also came up with a cocktail pairing for each item and bought some new glasses to hold them. The week before was busy freezing ice and coming up with a different ice treatment for each drink.

Buckwheat Pancakes

corn butter, chocolate mint, maple syrup

Strawberry Fizz

strawberry liqueur, strawberry apple cider vinegar, soda water 

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Soup and Toast

lobster coconut soup, sunchokes, summer squash, lobster salad

Gin Sour

Plymouth Gin, lemon, simple syrup, egg white, Angostura bitters, Old Bay

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Hushpuppy Green Salad

fresh corn jalapeno hushpuppies, tuscan kale, lola rosa baby lettuce, cherry tomatoes, radish, cotija cheese, raw corn, lime

Smokey the Owl

El Buho Mezcal, Espolon Tequila Blanco, grapefruit, lime, maple syrup, Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters

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Sausage and Corn

Meat Hook fennel pork sausage, polenta, sauteed beets with saba, mustard greens

Ann Arbor Autumn

Rittenhouse Rye, Laird’s Applejack, Chartreuse, cinnamon, agave

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Gelato Sundae

corn gelato, walnut-rosemary shortbread, fried cinnamon tortilla strips, honey, whipped cream

Nardini Amaro Bassano