Sunday, August 16, 2009

Chef-for-the-Day, Don Van Ostrand September 10th

Don Van Ostrand
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Open Reservations from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Don is a retired educator from Howard County and McDaniel College. Food and cooking have always been central in Don’s life having grown up enjoying the scents and sensations of his Italian mother’s and grandmother’s cooking. Don can remember to this day the unique aroma of his grandmother’s marinara sauce as it wafted through the neighborhood many years ago. Don loves to cook for family and friends and especially enjoys preparing meals with his grandson. An avid runner for many years, in recent years he has transitioned more to bicycling, having just finished a seven-day ride across Iowa. Part of the joy of that event was cooking dinner for a dozen or so of his fellow cyclists each night.

Don is excited to be a part of the Sotto Sopra Chef-for-the-Day and is honored to be working with Sotto Sopra’s executive chefBill Crouse and his staff.

Chef-for-the-Day Menu

1st Course
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Teardrop tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion
crispy Parmesan and mache salad
tomato basil sorbetto

2nd Course
Seared Scallop with Chickpea Puree
salsa verde and a roasted corn relish

3rd Course
Tomato and Pine Nut Stuffed Lamb Chop
with white corn polenta and truffle demi

4th Course
Reconstructed Fruit Cannolli
Honeydew, strawberries, blueberries and peaches
with sheep’s milk ricotta, honey lavender drizzle and a crispy cannoli tuile

Cost per person
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

Call for reservations at 410 625-0534 – Let them know you are coming for Chef-for-the-Day.

Let us know if you want to participate in our Chef-for-the-Day program!

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