The Westport Farmers Market brings fresh, local, healthy and seasonal food to the Fairfield County community. They also promote education about local food, local farms, and sustainable practices.
A goal of Lefarm is to support local farmers in Connecticut as much as possible. When dining at their restaurant in Westport, Connecticut your dinner will be meticulously sourced and simply prepared to provide an exquisite farm to table experience.
Chef, Arik Bensimon, chose seasonal heirloom tomatoes to be the core of his culinary creation. He sourced a variety of To-Die-For tomatoes of different colors and shapes and sliced them into bite size pieces. Next, he chopped up fresh chives and scallions and combined all of the ingredients with a sherry vinegar and olive oil.
The delicious tomato concoction was shared with the audience, a mouthful of seasonal joy!
One of the participants asked Arik about how to use black garlic. He explained it is a sweet garlic that can be paired with food such as the grilled octopus, presented to the right, on their regularly seasonally updated menu.
When making that particular octopus entree, Arik firstpuree's the black garlic and then spreads it thinly on the serving plate. It provides a sweet garlic contrast to the grilled octopus that wonderfully WOWS your taste buds when combined together!
As always, another delightful experience at the Westport Farmers Market!