Main: Butternut Squash with Balsamic and Chili Breadcrumbs
Side: Umami Braised Tofu and Broccolini
Finish: Cocoa Macaroon Brownies
Start: Wild Green Salad with Classic Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette
Main: Beef Bourguignon
Side: Polenta au Gratin
SAMPLE MENU FOR A PARTY OF 100
Baby Yukon Pillows with Pickled Mustard Seed & Roasted Celery
Lebanese Marinated Lamb Lolipops with Black Eggplant and Mint
Pistachio and Pumpkin Seed Pate on Garlic Crostini
Green Cerignola Olives and Roasted Radish with Lemon & Rosemary
Spring Herb Parsnip Hummus with Za'atar Lavash
Local Artisan Meats & Cheeses with Apricot Jam and Raw Almonds
SALAD or SOUP COURSE
Farro Salad with Roasted Rhubarb, Chèvre & Ramp Vinaigrette
Yin Yang Green Garlic & Cauliflower Soup
Seitan Romesco with Charred Broccoli and Magic Garlic Cream
Roasted Chicken with Morels and Pan Sauce
Melted Garlic and Port Short Rib with Twice Baked Potato
Crackly Chocolate Cardomom Cake with Rhubarb Ice Cream
Early Berry Cobbler with Fresh Whipped Cream
At HGC, we stay seasonal and we stay local. I know, I know, seasonal and local are old news. But what exactly do those concepts mean?
Local means that blueberries from Chile have spent a long time off the bush traveling to reach you. Their flavors are not developed in the sun and soil, but rather in a cardboard box on its way to the grocery. Not only does the flavor and quality of long-distance food suffer, but the environment does too.
Close your eyes and imagine biting into a stalk of corn from the farm stand, hot with butter and salt and pepper. Think about it’s sweetness, it’s crunch, it’s just-picked crispness. THAT is local. Local also means that you’re supporting your small business community via local farmers - without whose efforts most of us would be eating dirt!
Seasonal is about being present in the time that the sun and the soil suggest. It is about the excitement of a juicy peach cobbler in August or the crispiest apples in October. Strawberries in January? Why? It's stew season! Dig in to parsnips and other root veggies for maximum enjoyment.
Seasonal and local is not just a catchy way to care for our planet; it is the most delicious way to connect to your food and become an active participant in what you’re eating. At HGC, we aim to bring you both in the most delicious way possible.
December 5. 2016: Charleston was great ya'll! But we're back home in Brooklyn, NY. 2017, HERE WE COME!