Seared Pork Chop with Vanilla Braised Celery and Apples
Pork is magical because it is so versatile and goes well with so many flavors. Applesauce is to pork what mint jelly is to lamb. When apples flood the stores, this is a simple and hearty side that lends plenty of sweet and savory.
Orange Vanilla Corn Cakes with Bacon Miso Eggplant
As the weather begins to cool, this is the perfect savory dish, full of flavor, and simple to prepare. For lunch or a side, it’s a rich, delicious way to eat your eggplant!
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It might not be a traditional side dish for the holidays, but with family in town with many meals to share, Chef Jes recommends giving this side a try. Now, whatever preconceived notions you might have of okra…we ask you let go and trust in the genius of Jes. These okra are by far the tastiest we’ve had..even some of our okra-fearing staff couldn’t put them down! So, before they are out of season, grab a couple pounds from the farmers market for a treat!
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Despite the summer weather, Christmas tunes are already playing around town, so we figured we’d give you a gift-giving guide a tad early this season (sans the unseasonable Jingle Bells)!
Catering for Company
Whether it’s for corporate or familial company, everyone expects the best during the holidays. Pre-order before November 22nd for the merchants’ catering menus below:
-Fatto In Casa Thanksgiving Catering Menu (Christmas Menu to come)
-Houndstooth Catering Menu (Christmas Menu to come)
-Cuisiniers Memorable Feast Menu (order online)
–Don’t forget the decor! Porch Therapy is featuring a “foraged floral arrangement” in hand made reclaimed wood boxes (2′ x 5” $75) or a rustic succulent crate for $95. Email for orders.
When you’re not eating in, get out and show off Orlando’s best to your guests. East End merchants will have special treats and events throughout the season:
EVENTS (click here to rsvp!)
Nov 15 Fatto In Casa’s Family Dinner at the Market
Nov 19 Art of Preserves Course (prepare vanilla-plum spoon fruit and pumpkin butter preserves to take home!)
Nov 20 East End Market’s Fall Harvest Dinner
Nov 24 Thanksgiving Flowers & Wine (make your own arrangements for Thanksgiving)
Nov 28 Breakfast with Santa
Dec 13 Bookmark It’s Locally Grown Words Book Fair on December 13th featuring over 40 local authors
-Skyebird’s fall specialties: carrot cake macaroons, creamsicle smoothie and pomegranate, apple, lemon, rosemary juice
-Gobbler Sandwich at La Femme Du Fromage with Sage Derby whipped potatoes
-Houndstooth’s infamous Rosemary Cashews
-Kappo’s Omakase Dinner (2 seatings per night – book online)
-Seasonal Specialty Roast from Lineage Coffee Roasting
-Fatto In Casa’s Gift Boxes including specialty cookies, cakes and sweets
“Fooding” is a term relatively new to the American culinary lexicon, located somewhere on a continuum between understanding and enjoying the food we all eat. Each month at East End, we’re going to try our luck at fooding by uncovering some essential (and perhaps little-known) facts about specific foods. As summer comes to a close, we’ll be focusing this month on one of the most common summer seasonals, Zucchini.