Tis the Season for Tomato Dinners
Just about every restaurant worth its salt has is celebrating local tomatoes with at least an heirloom tomato salad nowadays. But a couple of restaurants are going to the next level by creating whole menus with the tomato as the centerpiece.
Meritage is offering a special tomato tasting menu from Friday, August 28th through Friday, September 4th. The four-course dinner includes lobster with tomato conserva to a tomato sorbet with lemon biscotti.
At Jamonera, the Midtown Village Spanish restaurant is celebrating Lo Tomatina, Spain’s huge tomato throwing festival. On Sunday, August 30th and Monday, August 31st, Jamonera is offering a 10 dish, tomato tapas dinner for $45 per person. The local tomato menu will feature everything from tomato gazpacho to tomato sofrito with chorizo.
Meritage Tomato Tasting Menu
Heirloom Tomato / sea salt / olive oil
Heirloom Tomato / saffron fettuccine / house smoked ricotta / basil
Heirloom Tomato conserva / lobster / lima beans / vanilla
Heirloom Tomato consommé
Heirloom Tomato Sorbet lemon biscotti / mint gelee
Jamonera Tomato Tapas Menu