A Journey Rooted in New York State Beets at Dali Mamma

dali mamma window signCould be interesting: Dali Mamma in Albany is hosting "A Journey Rooted in New York State Beets" -- a 7-course dinner with beets as a theme -- on Saturday, March 26. Tickets are $75.

A group of chefs is collaborating on the dinner: Ellie Markovitch, Jillian Naveh, Josh Coletto, Sean O'Connor, Jeffrey Lentz, and Dali Mamma owner Katrin Haldeman.

The menu is listed after the jump. (We note that it does not include a beet/goat cheese/field greens salad.)

There's been a lot of more focus in food circles recently on vegetables. Some of that attention is probably because of interest in vegetarianism and environmental concerns, but vegetable also provide interesting opportunities for chefs to be creative in ways diners might not have seen before.

Dali Mamma is now located in the 41 State Street building (the entrance is on Broadway) in downtown Albany.

From the Facebook event page for the dinner:

Starter: Savory Denison Farm beet terrine, layered with fresh R&G Chevre
Presented by Chef Jeffrey Lentz

Soup: Bulich Farm Warm Coconut Cardamom Beet Soup garnished with Crystallized Ginger
Presented by Chef Katrin Haldeman

Entrée: Sous Vide Pork Loin with Roasted Beet Hash, Smoked Beet Puree and finished Crispy Beets
Presented by Chef Josh Coletto

Entremet: Beet Sorbet
Presented By Chef Jillian Naveh

Salad: Beet Carpaccio with winter greens and Beet Caviar
Presented By Chef Jillian Naveh

Cheese: R&G goat cheese, R&G Gavin's Bleu, Beet-apple compote reduced in Nine Pin Ginger Cider, local honey and in house Farmer Ground Flour Sourdough Beet Bread
Presented by Chef Sean O'Connor

Desserts: Chocolate espresso beet truffle finished with R&G yogurt
Presented by Chef Ellie Markovitch

Earlier on AOA: Talking with Dali Mamma owner Katrin Haldeman (2013)


This looks delicious and fun. I love what Katrin is doing with Dali Mamma these days.

(And this should probably be required viewing prior to feasting on those delicious beets...:

Ruth Fantasia from the T.U. had a nice recipe for beet pasta.

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