Last week, BITE closed it's doors for our (now) annual company BEACH RETREAT!

16 castaways, 2 houses, 3 dogs and WATERMELON BALL! 

The family style menus were "SUBURBAN" themed:

NIGHT ONE:  SURF & TURF


RIBEYE

43 day dry-aged ribeye, salt crusted 

LOBSTER

drawn fresh herb garlic butter 

STEAMED CLAMS & MUSSELS

bentons (intensely) smoked bacon + corn + white wine

SLURPS

Dom Perignon, Brut Champagne, 2006

Vins Auvigue, Pouilly Fuisse Solutre, 2013

 

DAY TWO:  FAST FOOD


DOUBLE STACKED CHEESE BURGERS

crispy griddled beef patties (medium rare) + brooklyn brine bread & butter pickles + potato buns

OLD BAY FRENCH FRIES

russet potatoes + duck fat + old bay

SLURPS

Lagunitas IPA

Hitachino Nest White Ale

 

DAY 3: PICNIC (lunch) + TACO TRUCK (dinner)  STAFF PARTY


• LUNCH

BLT's

maple glazed benton's bacon + heirloom tomato + crisp lettuce + butter & bacon fat fried baguettes 

POTATO SALAD

boiled new potato + mayo + chopped pickle + pickle brine + capers + pickled mustard seed + sherry vinegar + shallot + mountains of dill

• DINNER

MOJO PORK TACOS

8 hour roasted mojo pork shoulder + pickled ginger & shallot + raw carrot ribbons + mexican hot sauce + cilantro

CHICKEN TINGA TACOS

chicken tinga + avocado + chipotle + creme fraiche 

GRILLED CORN SALAD

charred corn + cotija + oyster mushroom + benton's bacon

SLURPS

Bonny Doon, Gris De Cigare Rosé, 2014

Ebner Ebenauer, Grüner Veltliner, 2013

Bailly LaPierre, Cremant de Bourgogne, BRUT 

Red Stripe

DAY 4: A BREATHER

DAY 5: ROASTED CHICKEN DINNER


CRISPY SKIN ROASTED CHICKEN

spatchcocked chickens + salt + pepper

MASHED POTATOES

butter + cream + roasted garlic + raw garlic + salt

HEAVENS GRAVY

chicken glace + white wine + roasted vegetables + heirloom tomato

VEGAN STUFFING

white wine + thyme + shallot + sage + garlic + earth balance

SLURPS

Robert Sinskey, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, 2013

Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay, 2013

DAY 6: PASTA DINNER


SPAGHETTI and MEATBALLS

cream soaked bread crumb + pureed sage + thyme + tomato + red wine

BAKED RIGATONI

spicy italian sausage + kalamata olives + capers + sundried tomato + ricotta + mozzarella + basil

GARLIC BREAD

olive oil + raw garlic + sea salt 

MOM'S SALAD

romaine + tomato + parmesan + good seasons style vinaigrette   

SLURPS

Radio Coteau, Pinot Noir, 2012 (<--- f*ing ridiculously good)

DAY 7: LEFTOVERS


See Above!

 

CHECK OUT some of the pics from the week!  MORE TO COME...  And, THANK YOU to all of the beloved staff that made it out to the house to hang out and play.  There may even be a dance recital video in our futures!

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