Little Chef Counter – Bodaciously Delicious

I love Little Chef Counter. It’s wonderful.

Little Chef Counter is a micro-bistro in San Jose, which specializes in Californian-French cuisine. They place an emphasis on seasonal and fresh ingredients. As the name says, it’s little, really little. Only 5 seats at the counter, 6 for their dinner series events.

These events are held every 1-2 months. Diners pay a fixed price for a multi course dinner. It’s simply wonderful to sit at the counter that to the chefs as they prepare the feast. The food is bought at the San Jose Farmer’s Market on Friday so it is fresh.

These guys are creative, fun and the dinner is not to be missed. I went to my first one on May 26, 2013. Wow it was a feast, I couldn’t move afterwards. Ultra fun night. The photos are below. Enjoy the feast for your eyes. I know it was a feast for my eyes and stomach. Can’t wait to go to the next one on July 28, 2103. Salut!

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Caprese - Kumquat Marmalade with goat cheese toast point, Duxelles with Arugula puree, bacon
Caprese – Kumquat Marmalade with goat cheese toast point, Duxelles with Arugula puree, bacon
Asparagus amuse with beet relish
Asparagus amuse with beet relish
Potato gnocchi ravioli
Potato Gnocchi Ravioli = Ricotta cheese, braised kale, egg yolk and Parmesan broth
Warm Spinach Salad
Warm Spinach Salad. Bloomsdale spinach, pickled onions, cherry tomato & bacon vinaigrette
Pan-roasted Local Halibut - spring vegetable succotash, artichoke puree, grapefruit vinaigrette
Pan-roasted Local Halibut – spring vegetable succotash, artichoke puree, grapefruit vinaigrette
Tomato sauce braised Mary's Spring Game Hen - Fingerling potatoes, basil, balsamic gastrique
Tomato sauce braised Mary’s Spring Game Hen – Fingerling potatoes, basil, balsamic gastrique
Melon sorbet, mint, black pepper flakes
Melon sorbet, mint, black pepper flakes

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Promo Post: Veggielution and Avant Garden

Veggielution Community Farm believes that everyone deserves to eat healthy, affordable food.  Every day, they put fresh fruits and vegetables straight from their farm onto the plates of low-income families.  They do this because unhealthy food is making their community sick.

Tonight, April 19, 2013,  is Avant Garden Veggielution’s Food and Art Fundraiser in San Jose, CA.

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Avant Garden harnesses San Jose’s creative talent to support Veggielution’s growing Community Farm. They are pushing the boundaries of food justice by redefining the relationship with the land, the food, and each other. Come experience a new way to think about food in the community, through the taste of the Spring harvest and captivating visual artistry.

  • Sample farm fresh small plates prepared by talented local chefs
  • Take home food and farm related art by local artists
  • Browse a variety of crafts from local vendors
  • Enjoy a craft brew
  • Support access to healthy food and nutrition in our community
It’s going to be fun.  I think I am going to check them out tonight.
If you can’t make Avant Garden, volunteer, drop by the stand for produce or check out their website.
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Call:
  • General     (408) 634-FARM (3276)
  • Dig Crew  (408) 6DI-G999
e-mail: info@veggielution.org
Visit the Saturday farm stand between 10-2pm for fresh produce:  647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
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