Featured Forager - Bill Jones
We can’t stop talking about how lucky we are to be able to meet and work with such amazing farmers, foragers, fellow chefs and makers on this fine island of ours. Such an abundance of knowledge and talent here, and so many of them are willing to share so much with us. We are full of gratitude for this.
When we think about these fine folks, we think about Bill Jones at Deerholme Farm as one of the many people who we look to for advice, guidance and some amazing foraged ingredients from right here on Vancouver Island. Last week, Bill and his sweet dog Oliver took us on a foraging expedition. We took it all in – the beautiful landscape around his farm and beyond, the known and new things to pick and dig up and sample. We envisioned potential dishes, inspired by the fresh earth and the green buds, the berries and the hips and the roots. Suffice it to say that none of us wanted to leave! Bill is kind, funny and talented. What a guy to spend an afternoon with.
This month, we are so thrilled to be bringing you some dishes with mushrooms as a main focus. We are featuring these special seasonal dishes for all of September, so be sure to stop in and have a taste.
WARM BURRATA & FOREST MUSHROOM SALAD / roasted farro bread, arugula, pickled golden beets, stout vinaigrette 19
CHAMPAGNE & CHANTERELLE MUSHROOM BAKED OYSTERS / béchamel, grana padano, preserved lemon 26
FORAGED MUSHROOM MALTAGLIATI PASTA / caramelized onion soubise, roasted & pickled fall mushrooms, cured egg yolk, parmesan 34http://www.deerholme.com/