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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Silence of the Lambs Wedding

If I could cook lamb and goat all summer I would be a happy man. 

We did a wedding for a family from Milton Freewater yesterday.  The groom is from Armenian roots.  The bride is from farming Milton Freewater Oregon roots.  So we blended the two a bit. 

We roasted two Fehrenbacher Farm whole lambs and 25 whole chickens.  Grilled a ton of local vegetables.  Made a nice salad from the family apple orchard.  It was yummy.  And the lamb was spectacular, tender, clean and flavorful, we served it with some harissa.  Here it is before we seasoned it for the oven.  Dinner for 180 guests.

Reininger had us back for the Hootenanny.  A fun day of entertainment and local rustic food. 

The family snuck away to a wood fired oven pizza party at Walla Walla Vintners (thank you Meghan and Judah).  My very first real cook job was at a wood fired pizza/nice rustic Italian restaurant in Sacramento, CA.  Paragary's.  I can toss a mean pizza.  Here is a stuffed crust monster. 

The Summer is humming along nicely.  Every bit of produce is ripe and perfect these days... and we will get a chance to go home and cook some for our families if we ever get some time off from work.