Wild Boar Dinner


Last night was fun.  We fed 40 people, ate wild boar, got to throw a dinner in a posh Van Ness victorian, and no wine was spilled on the persian rugs….all good.  My friend and guest chef Ellen (Radical Radish), cooked up a really amazing ragu of wild boar and Heirloom tomatoes.  I love eating wild meat.  As I begin to think more about the meat I eat. Where it comes from, what effect it’s having on me/the planet/the animal, I get more excited about wild game. The boar we ate last night was fed on the wild mushrooms and fresh acorns.

It lived a full life, and then it died, as all animals do.  When I eat wild game, I feel more connected with the place I live, and the animal I’m eating.  Instead of trying to block out the thoughts of the animals life, I relish in these thoughts.  I think of them walking through the forest, sniffing out chanterelles, laying in the sun. I realize this is romanticizing the issue, but for me, it really does feel better. Below is the menu from last night.  If you want to check out pictures from the dinner, go to http://tiny.cc/nCYAc, password : radish If you want to get on the list to be notified about the next one, email wildkitchen@gmail.com.

Amuse Bouche


Nectar Filled Passion Vine Flowers


Wild Nettle Fritters


Foraged Citrus Spike Creme Fraiche


Marin Roots Arugula and Sweet Corn


Local Albacore Tuna Crudo


Red Onions, Balsamic


Fried Bolinas Sea Beans


Wild Boar and Heirloom Tomato Ragu


Fresh Chili, Spinach, and Egg Pasta


Marin Roots Summer Squash Soup


Wild Fennel Pollan


Foraged Blueberry and Cornmeal Gallete


Frozen Hand Whipped Rose-Geranium Whipped Cream


2 responses to “Wild Boar Dinner

  1. Haha am I literally the first comment to your incredible writing?!?

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