We recently dined with Chef Chris Ferrier at 2100 Prime to check out his new fall menu. He incorporates local products into his menus and cuisine. There are countless reasons why buying local food is both rewarding and delicious, including enjoying the taste of fresh food, improved health and nutrition, environmental stewardship, support for family farms and rural communities.
Chris has retained some of classic/historic dishes of The Fairfax at Embassy Row and added some of his own creations. We began the meal with Seared Ahi Tuna with black pepper, and Foie Gras served on a toasted Brioche point with apple butter. These bites woke up my palette and got me excited for the rest of the meal.
The Local White Cheddar Cheese Souffle paired nicely with Magnolia Grove 2010 Chardonnay.
The Seared Snapper with Seet Potato Puree, Grilled Trumpet Mushroom and Lemon Butter was served with New Harbor, Sauvignon Blanc, 2011.
Next we tried the Braised Veal Osso Buco, homemade tomato sauce, Risotto Milanese served with Magnolia Grove, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.
One of my favorites was the Venison Duo (grilled tenderloin and Sausage) with mini brussel sprouts and Celery Root with Blueberry Sauce. Make sure to try this one.
The meal ended with a lovely Cinnamon Ice Cream, pumpkin bread pudding, and caramel sauce. Stop in soon to get a taste of the flavors of fall.
Photos by Corey Then