[The following is an edited press release from the Sunset Strip Business Association.]
The goal of the Chef Dinner program is to provide guests with the opportunity to enjoy a true “farm-to-table” dinner at the Market that features ingredients sourced from California farms. This is a unique program that not only showcases the participating restaurant and chef, but also provides yet another way for guests to interact with the weekly farmers’ market and farms.
The majority of ingredients used during for the Chef Dinner menu are sourced from the Market’s farms and artisans.
Thursday, Oct. 11 – Gastrobus
The Gastrobus will present a farmers’ market dinner using produce and meat sourced from the Market’s farms and artisans. The menu features fresh California produce and ingredients from Shear Rock Farm, Polito Farm, Moua Farms, Soledad Goat Cheese and includes:
Cherry tomato, cucumber & farro salad
Soledad’s goats cheese & tomato vinaigrette
Farmstead cheese & scallions
Brown rice, kale, seeds, raisins & sesame dressing
Ecuadorian Pulled pork sandwich
Pickled onions, garlic aioli & cilantro
Rustic heirloom tomato tart
Caramelized onions, olives & Gruyere
Spiced pumpkin soup
With jalapeño grilled cheese sandwich
[Tents will be available in the supper garden should the showers continue tonight. The Market is open rain or shine.]
Thursday, Oct. 18 – Jimenez Family Farms, Bean & Thyme Chef Paul Osher
Join farmer Marcie Jimenez and Bean & Thyme chef Paul Osher for a farm-to-table menu featuring:
-Spicy Braised “Lambwiches”
-Apple Melts (grilled cheese w/ pickled apples)
-Corn and chopped kale salad
All sustainably-raised meat and produce will be sourced from Jimenez Family Farms. Jimenez Family Farm is a small scale family farm located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Utilizing “beyond organic” and sustainable farming practices, Jimenez provides fresh, healthy, and delicious food to the local communities. Jimenez is dedicated to preserving the small family farm and providing a wide array of locally produced foods. http://www.jimenezfamilyfarm.com
Thursday, Oct. 25 – The Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Night
The Roxy returns Oct. 25 to present the second edition of their gourmet grilled cheese night. Chef Michele Grant will create a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches with more than 90% of ingredients sourced directly from the farmers’ market (Silver Lake Farms microgreens, Dey Dey Best Beef (And Chicken) Ever, Gama Farms, Tenerelli Orchards, Jimenez Farms, Milk Man farmstead cheeses). Vegan and vegetarian options will be available.
Last month’s grilled cheese selections included:
-Classic grilled cheese: Appenzeller cheese on sourdough.
-Grilled chicken, caraway roasted cauliflower on squaw bread. Havarti-style cheese.
-Braised lamb and raclette cheese, caramelized shallots on pistachio raisin bread.
-Soyrizo, Jack Daiya, jalapenos, on sourdough bread with Market fresh pico de gallo. (Vegan)
-Rum and ginger roasted nectarines, fromage blanc on brioche bread, French-toast style.
The Market also offers a selection of California wines and craft beers for guests ages 21 and older to pair with their meals.
The Sunset Strip Market features certified and organic farmers as well as non-agricultural, local artisans who utilize farm fresh ingredients. The Sunset Strip Market occurs every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. at 8755 Sunset Boulevard, in the City of West Hollywood lot located between Horn Avenue and Sherbourne Drive. Rain or shine, except major holidays.