Not the write up I wanted to give but…

I need to put something up. This will be a very quick write up of my lovely Thanksgiving at the Herb Farm restaurant. Unfortunately, ever since 1:30pm on Friday afternoon(it’s late Sunday night now) I have had a debilitating migraine headache and have pretty much been not functioning. I’m hoping that tomorrow when I go to the doctor that I will get better. For now all I can say is that once again I enjoyed my dining experience at the Herb Farm. The food is always humbling and a constant reminder that I’m really not that gifted/creative with food(though I could easily make all three of the desserts we had). I do have some photos(all flash…sorry).

Course #1:

Harvest from the Edge of the Sea
Cauliflower and Fenugreek Soup with Sliver Sea Scallop(second photo) my favorite of the three
Kushi Oyster with Sorrel Sauce(first photo)
Paddlefish Caviar on Sea Urchin Flan
1998 Argyle Brut From Magnum

Course #2

Slow Roasted Black Cod
With Carrot-Lemon Thyme Broth
And Three Colors of Beets-
both my hubby and I absolutely LOVED this!
2002 Zefina Serience White Rhone

Course #3

Bay-Scented Chestnut Soup-the soup was spectacular
With Salad of Celery, Celery Root, Chesnut and Pear
2005 Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Riesling

Course # 4

I only got pictures of them preparing the dish. I somehow forgot to take a photo…a little too much wine I think :)

Lavender & Juniper-Rubbed Venison Loin
With Parsnip Puree, Quince, and Huckleberry Sauce
2001 Soter Vineyards Brut Rose


Course# 5

I took pictures but all three were very blurry.

American Bronze Heritage Turkey
Poached Breast on Bolete Bread Pudding
Confit of Leg on Mashed Delicata Squash with Shallots- my favorite of the three and I don’t like dark meat…but it was so flavorful
Crepinette on Cabbage- this was a turkey sausage that was very moist
2001 McCrea Cellars Grenache

After our turkey we went and walked off a little of our meal and went to feed the “recyclers” of the Herb Farm. We hadn’t seen the pigs for a year and they have gotten quite BIG….they were just babies last year.


Course #6- also another set of blurry photos.

Estrella Red Darla Cheese- named after the actual cow it comes from….very pungent
With Spice Bread

Course #7

Cranberry-Orange Thyme Sorbet
With Persimmon

Course # 8

Trio of Harvest Desserts
Pumpkin Souffle with Spiced Custard Sauce-I really wished it had more pumpkin flavor
Butterscotch Creme Brulee-my favorite
Blackberry & Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich

 Course #9

A Selection of Small Treats
Cinnamon-Salted Shortbread
Lavender White Chocolate Truffle
Jasmine Dark Chocolate Truffle
Orange Caradamom Caramels
-could have been my favorite of the whole night….I LOVE caramel
Raspberry Gel
Vintage 1912 Barreito Bual Madeira

 If I feel better I will come back and write more. I can’t suggest this restaurant enough. It is in my top 5 of all time.


  1. Note to self and world: make reservation.
    This always seems to be incredible. The cod and beets look so good and it just seems to keep getting better.

  2. Ditch the headache soon. What a bummer.

  3. I’m so glad you had a great Thanksgiving! The food looks heavenly and those piggies are very cute :D

  4. Get better, Mz Pea!

  5. Looks like quite the feast – those dishes look divine! Hope you feel better soon!

  6. aww…those pigs look too cute!

  7. Peabody,

    Thanks for sharing your dinner with us. I really hope you’re feeling better!

  8. WOW!! So amazing!!! Feel better soon so we can see more of your truly fantastic baking – but most importantly so you feel like doing fantastic baking and not from obligation. :)

  9. As a long-time migraine sufferer, you have my *deepest* sympathies.

  10. Well I’ve gotten sucked into reading your blog and I see you had the Estrella Red Darla at the Herb Farm! That is one of my top favorite cheeses. If you liked that, also try Estrella Caldwell Crick Chevrette. Yummy!! I love strong cheese and Estrella Family Creamery is awesome!

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