Summer is a Sparkaly Spritzer / Fall is a Warm Fuzzy Sweater

To me Summer is a time for meals that remind me of wine spritzers and bathing suits, running through the sprinkler and sitting by the lake.  These ideas for the autumn menu make me feel like i am wearing a nice cozy sweater.  Breathing in the crisp air that is pungent with leafs on the ground.  The smell of the dessert air when it has just rained, the juniper and sage strong pungent, refreshing.  Then after spending a day out in the crisp weather there is nothing better than putting on a warm dry sweater.  These menu teasers to me embody all of this.  This is not our entire menu.  These may not even be there.  Cozy up to the blog, and enjoy.

Grilled Lamb Belly, White Bean Rillette, Lamb Glace

Oregon Coast mussels, Oregon curried butternut squash béchamel

Chicken leg and thigh braised in Crux Fermentation Sour Beer, Herbed Spaetzle, Chorizo, Mustard Greens, sage brown butter Beerchemel

Grilled Poblano Chili Stuffed with Barley, Quinoa, and autumn squash, Crisp Fried Polenta, Sauce Creole

Rock Fish, cumin Black Bean cake, Grilled Fennel, Salsify Root Puree

This is a work in progress. The students and I are discussing what we can use for fall time. Tell us what you think. Do you have any favorite Autumn dishes. Let us know. it may just turn up on our menu.