Tilth Restaurant

Monday Night Menu — Valley Harvest Products
December 30, 2008, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Monday Night

This is our last Homage to Local Producers dinner. We will be offering our regular menu on Monday nights starting Jan. 12.

Valley Harvest Products
January 5, 2009
Four-course prix-fixe, $45; wine pairings, $20

Parsnip “Vichyssoise”
melted leeks, parsnip chip, vanilla bean foam

Merguez Sausage
frisee, smoked cherry tomato, spiced almond

Bone-In Pork Loin
juniper, apple, cabbage

Chamomile Panna Cotta
compressed apple, marshmallow pebbles, spearmint anglaise

About Valley Harvest Products
Ron Harris did not expect to be a spice man, but a neighbor who owned a spice company kept prodding him to give it a chance. He worked for 20 years at this spice company, which became known as Pacific Harvest. In August 2006, after purchasing the company from the owners, he reinvented it as Valley Harvest Products. Ron takes pride in sourcing the most consistent and high quality spices he can. While organic spices represent a small part of his business, Ron has been committed to finding the best products he can for Tilth.
Maria Hines

Larkin Young

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Monday Menu — Loki Fish
December 23, 2008, 4:44 pm
Filed under: Monday Night

Four-course prix-fixe, $45; $20 wine pairings

Caramelized Red Onion Soup
crispy salmon belly, grapefruit, shallot jam

Salmon Rillette hotchoc1
smoked olive oil, yuzu, micro greens

Pan Seared Salmon
sumac risotto, baby carrots, escarole

Spiced Hot Chocolate
chocolate chip cookies, mint


Since 1979, Pete Knutson and his wife, Hing Lau Ng, have fished the waters of Southeast Alaska and Puget Sound. Along the way, Knutson, who is also a PhD professor in anthropology at Seattle Central Community College, taught his two sons, Jonah and Dylan, the importance of respecting the sea and the beautiful salmon that they bring to the market. All the fish are caught, immediately processed and chilled to below freezing in order to maintain the pristine quality of the flesh. Then, the catch is flown back to Seattle within 48 hours of harvest, where people can buy the fish at a number of farmers markets and at the West Wall at Fishermen’s Terminal.

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Monday Night Menu — Theo Chocolate
December 17, 2008, 5:21 pm
Filed under: Monday Night

Homage to Local Producers
Monday, December 22, 2008
$45 prix fixe; $20 wine pairings
Theo Chocolate
Seattle, Wa

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
pomegranate, chocolate chantilly, blood orange zest

Braised Coppa Ravioli
fennel, chili flake, dark chocolate

Rabbit Leg Confit
celery root, cocoa nib, truffle butter

Chocolate Terrine
spiced peanuts, smoked peanut butter cup, peanut anglaise

About Theo
Theo Chocolate is the only roaster of organic cocoa beans and the first to roast Fair Trade Certified cocoa beans in the United States. Founder, Joe Whinney, converted the former Red Hook Brewery in Fremont into his dream chocolate factory, where beans are not only roasted, but transformed into intensely flavored chocolate bars and confections. Whinney is so dedicated to the topic of chocolate that he hired a biologist to map the genetics of the beans he uses. Theo chocolates have wowed chefs and national media, garnering mentions in O Magazine as well as Food & Wine Magazine. Tours of the factory are available. Learn more at theochocolate.com.

Sous Chef
Larkin Young

Maria Hines

*Consuming raw or undercooked foods may increase your risk of food borne illness.Please note that there is no organic certification for “wild” foods. Food items that
are underlined may contain an ingredient that is not certified organic

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Monday Night — Skagit River Ranch
December 10, 2008, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Monday Night

Please join us on 12/15 for our Homage to Local Producers dinner featuring Skagit River Ranch. The dinner is $45 per person plus an optional $20 wine pairing. Here’s the menu:

Sugar Pumpkin Soup
herbed pork rillette, pecans, vanilla salt

Mock Tender Steak Salad
frisee, oven-dried tomato, smoked tomato vinaigrette

Slow Cooked London Broil
farro, salsify, whole grain mustard sabayon’

Crepes Suzette
cara cara orange, orange blossom sorbet, cocoa nib


Skagit River Ranch is owned by George and Eiko Vojkovich, who take pride in growing the best organic grass-fed beef, pasture chickens and pork. While the farm supplies meats to some of Seattle’s best restaurants, it is perhaps best known for eggs, which often sell out at the farmers markets faster than customers can find the end of the line.

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Monday Night — Fresh Breeze Dairy
December 4, 2008, 8:32 am
Filed under: Monday Night

$45 prix fixe; $20 wine pairings

Homage to Local Producers
December 8, 2008

Fresh Breeze Dairy
Linden, WA

Clam Chowder
ozette potato, smoked bacon, clam emulsion

Baby Lettuces
fromage blanc, fennel pollen, meyer lemon

Sous Vide Pork Loin
buttermilk whipped sunchokes, thyme braised brussels sprouts, jus

Quince Crème Caramel
candied quince, langues-du-chat

Fresh Breeze Organic Dairy is located in Lynden, Washington, on land passed down from Grandpa Blankers to grandson Shawn Langley and his wife, Clarissa. The milk and cream that come from Fresh Breeze are vat-pasteurized, which means the milk is heated to 145 degrees, held for 30 minutes and then immediately cooled to 39 degrees. Unlike commercial pasteurization processes that heat the milk to a much higher temperatures, vat pasteurization destroys any potential pathogens without compromising the good proteins and rich flavor in the milk.

Larkin Young

Maria Hines

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Prix-Fixe Monday — Essential Baking
December 1, 2008, 8:20 am
Filed under: Monday Night

$45 for four courses; $20 wine pairings

Homage to Local Producers
December 1, 2008

Essential Baking Company
Seattle, WA

Pork Rillette
cherry mustard, citrus turnips, baguette

Savory Pain Perdu
smoked celery, caramelized onion pudding, nasturtium leaves

Chestnut Stuffed Chicken Breast
pork sausage stuffing, celery root, lemon confit

Bread Pudding
theo milk chocolate, cranberries, candied fennel

The Essential Baking Company was co-founded in 1994 by the late Jeff Fairhall and artisan baker George DePasquale, who often can be found teaching baking classes at area cooking schools. Essential was among several bakeries in the ’90s that raised the level of bread appreciation in Seattle. The bakery’s home base is located in a 14,000-square-foot building in Wallingford. A newer outlet is located in the Madison Park neighborhood. Essential alums include William Leaman, owner of Bakery Nouveau, and James Bowles, of Tall Grass Bakery.

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Prix-Fixe Monday — Full Circle Farm
November 18, 2008, 2:28 pm
Filed under: Monday Night

Homage to Local Producers
November 24, 2008

Full Circle Farms
Seattle, WA

Kabocha Squash and Baby Arugula Salad
chanterelle, pumpkin seed, cider vinaigrette

Braised Skagit River Ranch Pork Ravioli
mizuna, thyme oil, red-wine reduction

Pan-Roasted Hanger Steak
sunchoke, rainbow carrot, parsley

Bosc Pear Tatin
almond financier, quince marmalade, buttermilk ice cream

Full Circle Farm was established in 1996 by Andrew Stout and his wife, Wendy Munroe, who is a certified acupuncturist. The farm encompasses about 250 acres of organic produce. Full Circle supplies more than 50 restaurants, sells at area farmers markets and offers one of the most flexible CSA (customer supported agriculture) programs available. Stout and Munroe, who have two young sons, are a modern farm couple in that they commute from Seattle to their farm in Carnation.

Sous Chef
Larkin Young

Maria Hines

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