For the most part, Earth Day has become another Hallmark holiday–just a hook to sell stuff with, when stuff itself is the main problem with our stewardship of the planet to begin with.
BUT, with the environmental impact of our food sources in the spotlight, with food politics a burgeoning cause, Earth Day seems relevant again.
And Jasoh! in Ogden iis putting that relevance on the plate this Monday at their Earth Day Celebration dinner.
In partnership with Slow Food Utah, Jasoh is hosting a Farm-to-Table tasting dinner featuring items not offered on Ogden restaurant menus ever before. The price of the dinner will go towards Slow Food Utah's micro-grant program, Chef Kyle Lore has researched local sources for grains, meats, vegetables, fruits and dairy and married the ingredients to his own cuisine.
The five-course tasting dinner costs $50 per person; $15 of that will go directly to Slow Food Utah for their micro-grant program. If you buy a Slow Food membership, you receive a $10 discount off the $50 price.
Beverage pairings are priced separately.
Here's the menu:
Utah Steelhead Trout
Tequila and turbinado-cured fruitwood-smoked blue corn blini with black bean puree and acidulated fresh cream.
Cross Quarter Circle Ranch Tunis Lamb (A U.S.A. Ark of Taste Heritage Breed)
Bulgur wheat , bitter greens, mint and California Arbosana Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Jasoh Fresh Ravioli
Heirloom spinach, Shepherd's farmstead chevre, browned butter, hazelnut, parsley oil
Christiansen Family Farm Berkshire Pork
Roast hind leg with creamy polenta nad ratatouille, Creminelli picante sausage red-eye gravy
Amano Chocolate Truffle
Seahive Cheddar and local honey
Local producers include Ross Quarter Circle Ranch, Christiansen Family Farms, Shepherd's Dairy, Rosehill Dairy, Creminelli Fine Meats, Beehive Cheese, Central Mills, Amano Chocolate and more.