…and ready for a nap.
A food coma nap, that is. After making several rounds of the Ramp Festival, because sometimes I had to try something 2 or 3 times to make sure I liked it, we come away sated.
We started out with a shot of Hudson Rye whiskey and ramp pickle back from Zak Pelaccio + Lady Jayne. Ended with that too. They had a killer spit-roasted lamb/pickled ramp/sheep’s milk yogurt dish as well.
Loved the beer-battered fried oysters with pickled ramp remoulade from The Red Onion in Woodstock.
Same with the offerings from Loaf: Brioche lardon toast points with farmers cheese & ramp jelly, beer-battered whole ramps with malt vinegar & coarse sea salt, smoked pork jowl confit with dandelions & ramps, and the grilled ramp & potato crostini.
There was delicious seafood from Another Fork in the Road in Milan.
Hundred Acres in NYC brought these lovely little ramp & Carolina rice custard with ramp pesto concoctions. Their table soon looked like this:
Truck Pizza had an amazing white cheddar grits, ricotta, leeks, ramps & lemon pizza. The line prevented me from having more than one piece…
Panzur in Tivoli served pig belly bocadillos – onion seed brioche, ramp mustard, pickled ramp, carmelized onion gastrique.
Da|Ba offered precious spoonfuls of ramp lime sorbet. More please!
Miss Lucy’s Kitchen in Saugerties had a great ramp pancake with ramp kimchi and pulled pork.
Another incredible offering was from The Farmer’s Wife in Ancramdale: slow-roasted beef brisket, hen-of-the-woods mushrooms & ramp salsa verde on baguette. This got the blue ribbon from my OH.
The musicians kept the kids dancing…
and Red Bull & beer kept the chefs (and the crowd) going. I’m afraid I might have missed someone – sorry!
I was a terrible vegetarian today.