This historic house in the hills of Fullerton is a gorgeous setting for a summer farm dinner. The Muck, as it is know, is a center for community and culture serving the citizens of north Orange County and beyond. We recommend you check it out!
These organic beauties were grown on the Fullerton Arboretum’s farm and used in The Muck’s farm dinner.
Farm dinner patrons enjoy passed appetizers and drinks in the main gallery before sitting down to dinner.
A refreshing libation to start the evening off right, Rhubarb and Elderflower Bellinis, served in the main gallery.
The table waits for guests.
The Muckenthaler family had their farm dinners in this same location. This festive table harkens back to the soul of this historic property.
Crisp and fresh, a vareity of peppers grown at the Fullerton Arboretum.
Chef Jonathan Dye, making the pasta for the ravioli course right in The Muck’s kitchen! Talk about fresh!
Farmer and Chef Jonathan Duffy Davis prepares the homemade herbed ricotta filling for the ravioli.
Guests fill the table and get excited for the meal, as the sun begins to set on Fullerton.
This beautiful chilled avocado and corn soup with cilantro oil is made with Fullerton Arboretum produce!
These colorful squash adorn the farm table and remind us that fall is just around the corner. They were grown on the Arboretum’s Farm!
Guests raise a glass to friends and family.
Arboretum nectarines being prepared for desert!
Chef Jonathan Dye and Farmer Jonathan Duffy Davis speak to the table about food being eaten.
Incredibly flavorful balls of delight! Charentais & Musk Melons paired with prosciutto, basil and mozzarella make a delightful summer salad.
As evening comes to The Muck, the table and grounds grow more gorgeous.
The evening comes to a close with the nectarine crisp the summer heat giving way into a cool evening. What a beautiful night!
As winter fades and spring comes into the year with all of the promise and excitement we expect, it was time to take advantage of a special ingredient that won’t be with us for much longer. Jonathan Davis, the farmer at the Fullerton Arboretum has been tenderly caring for strawberries, and since their season is fading I knew my time was limited to make something really special with as many as I could get my hands on… Continue reading “Organic Strawberry Ice Cream: Making the Best of a Seasonal Favorite”
Our Localtopia hopes to explore the plentiful resources for locally grown or produced artisan and ecologically minded food in Southern California. Check back soon for information on what’s in season, where it is available and how to prepare it!