Our Summer Chef Series has been an incredibly rewarding experience for us here at the market. For eight weeks we have witnessed, first-hand, the strength of our local community and the uniting force of food. From the farmers and vendors to the restaurant chef demos to the enthusiastic market shoppers, none would exist without the others. We appreciate all of you for being a part of this mission and keeping us inspired.
This week’s featured restaurant in our Summer Chef Series was Tarbell’s. Owner Chef Mark Tarbell is a nationally recognized chef who has been doing farm-to-table cooking since before it had a name. He has always understood that good food comes from outstanding, market-fresh ingredients treated with expert technique. This is exactly what you can find at his Phoenix restaurant, a staple of our local dining scene for twenty-one years and that’s what his team did at the market today.
Inspired from the menu at Citizen Public House, everyone was eager to taste his Grilled Peach and Romaine Salad with Chorizo Lardons, Mascarpone and Champagne Vinaigrette. He showed us how simple it is to grill peaches. When the heat caramelizes the flesh, it creates added sweetness and complexity to these already ultra-sweet and sunny peaches from TJ Farms