Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Home Restaurant, Friday September 11

We still have a few spots open for our first Home Restaurant of the fall, next Friday September 11th.

Since we started doing these Home Restaurants last spring we have had many questions...

John Cochran and Sidra Forman were the former chefs of Rupperts Restaurant, a downtown Bistro that operated from 1994 to 2002. We were featured in Metropolitan Home and John was named one of the best new chefs of food and wine in 1997. Now we are cooking dinner out of our house for anyone who wants to come for a pre-set requested donation. Our home is located in Downtown DC in the Shaw neighborhood. We set specific dates or you can reserve a date of your own choosing for groups of 10 or more.

We have thought about doing this for a long time. It is a pleasure to cook for a small group of diners in an intimate setting using the best available ingredients, with wines picked for each course and attentive service. We rely heavily on farmers, a wine importer and other purveyors that we have worked with for years. This time of year we supplement our supplies with food from our garden. We are committed to using best food practices.

The menu will probably include:
beets, eggplant, okra, and black eyed peas, wild mushrooms, FIGS, cucumbers, tomatoes, chard and calaloo…Georgia Shrimp from Prime Seafood, Meat and Poultry from Eco Friendly Foods.

Please share this email with any potentially interested diners.

Let us know if you would like to come on September 11th. We will let you know if there is available space, the specific time, address and the requested donation. Also let us know if you would like to plan a private date of ten or more for a night of your choice.

Please advise if you have any food restrictions, vegetarians are more than welcome!


1 comment:

Olly III said...

I absolutely think it is astounding the variety of talents you have to offer. Your cooking is to die for (literally, I would love to die for just one more macaroon) and the flowers, dont even get me started on the flowers. 100% pure amazing, gorgeous, and great smelling arrangements. Martin-Lane, I find it equally astounding that you are there constantly, supporting and helping your mom throughout each and every day. Along with your own extra-curricular activities......(cough cough) INSTAGRAM. Keep up the good work.

Yours truly,
Olly C. Duckett III