The editorial board of Houston Wine attended the 50 Miles to Harvest Dinner at The Citadel in Brenham, Texas last night. The dinner was sponsored by local farmers Brad and Jenny Stufflebeam who own the Home Sweet Farm Market in Brenham. The chef for last night’s dinner was Sonya Coté from Austin’s Hillside Farmacy and Eden East.
Chef Coté used organic vegetables and meats provided by local farmers in the Brazos Valley. She started the evening with a chicken pate with strawberry jam, pickled cucumbers, mustard, and grilled baguettes. The first course consisted of yellow beets, pickled duck eggs, arugula, shaved onion, and oranges. The second course was grilled beef hearts with cucumber & sweet bell relish, tamari demiglace, and whole leaf parsley. The third course was whole roasted chicken, red potatoes, fresh bay, thyme, and wild juniper. The fourth course was greens with caramelized onions, and candied pecans. The fifth course was grilled peaches, honey, goat ricotta, balsamic, and mint.
Musical entertainment was provided by singer/songwriter Julia Hatfield.
The Citadel was opened in 1924 as the second country club west of the Mississippi River.
The Home Sweet Farm Market is located in downtown Brenham. It provides organic fresh produce, artisan cheeses, honey, baked goods, and meats from local farmers and ranchers.