ramped-up

…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.

Swoon Kitchen Bar served juicy chicken ramp meatballs along with these grilled ramp leaves & romesco sauce.

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.

Bravo chefs!

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One response to this post.

  1. Cool I’m working on a blog called Columbia County Locavore Librarian..soon to be somewhat ready

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