Ah tradition and nostalgia. Our annual Tomato Dinner has been an exercise in both since our inception in 2003. Wow, typing that really puts the years in perspective😊
Each year around this time we create a tasting menu incorporating the tomato in every course, including dessert. It has remained one of our favorites and has garnered a gracious loyal following. Some of you have come to every dinner and have a keepsake of all the menus. My goodness we can’t let you down!
As this year is all about adapting, we are going to do just that and present you with a Tomato Dinner... or more aptly.. Tomato Dinners.
As we continue to only have a limited amount of seats outside, we will spread the dinner out over 3 nights in order to hopefully accommodate as many folks who would like to join us as possible. In order to do this we have suspended online reservations for those days so that we can explain what is going on in person (phone person that is).
So please call us if you would like to reserve a spot.
Also, as uncertainty is the name of the game these days, if you are interested in making a reservation for the Tomato Dinner there will be a $20 deposit per person taken via credit card when you make the reservation. That deposit will be deducted from your bill the night you join us. That way we will know how to prepare properly. If you should cancel the reservation, or if the weather becomes too wild and woolly for outdoor dining, your deposit will be remitted to you in the form of a Gift Certificate that you are welcome to use at another time.
For folks who have already made reservations on the now newly appointed Tomato Dinners nights, we will also be offering a smaller version of our patio menu so there will be no fear in having to join in should you not want to.
Outside seams to me like the perfect place to celebrate the end of the tomato season. Right now it looks like it is going to be rather lovely next week. Our fantastic farmers have pulled together and are procuring our tomatoes as I type. Just thinking about it makes me smile. Thank you to all who have asked and wondered and wanted this to happen. Your tomato enthusiasm is joyous!
The menu will be 4 courses this year for $55 per person not including tax, gratuity or beverages. Due to the special nature of this menu we unfortunately will not be able to accommodate many dietary restrictions. The menu is still in the process of being created.
We will be taking reservations spread out throughout the evening.
Reservations will have 1 ½ to 2 hour time restrictions per table.
Tomato Dinners will be held on
Tuesday 9/ 8, Wednesday 9/9 and Thursday 9/10 starting at 4:30pm.
Please call us at 401-421-4422 for reservations and/or more information.