6 Courses of Food & Wine: Cooking for the Cause Lineup


It’s time once again for my food and work worlds to collide–I’m cooking for the Social Capital Inc. (SCI) cause again Thursday night! By day, I run SCI, which connects neighbors and engages citizens in Eastern Mass. communities. This time, I’ll be teaming up with several other foodie friends who are serious home cooks to provide the food side of a wine & food pairing fundraiser to support SCI’s community building work. David Boyle, Vice President at Martignetti’s, is kindly providing the wine for this occasion. Below is the food menu we’ve come up with; David will be providing a different wine for each course, designed to complement the food.  I’ll update it with some photos and the wine served post event. Meanwhile, we’ve got a couple slots still open if you’re in the area and would like to join us! (leave your info in the comments).

Pairing #1: Starters
Pesto Crostini
Oysters Rockefeller

Pairing #2: Chicken tenders
Chicken Tenders marinated and cooked in spicy cherry mix, with a dry rub finish.

Pairing #3: Duck Risotto and Green Salad
Truffle Orange Duck Confit Risotto 
Mixed Green Salad with Homemade Dressing 
2 risotto
Pairing #4: Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes
Cilantro Lime Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Cream
served with Sweet Potatoes Smashed with Cumin Sage Butter
Pairing 5: Lamb Two Ways
Lamb Dumplings 
Rack of Lamb with Dijon Basil Glaze 

Pairing 6: Beef Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes
Beef Tenderloin with a Red Wine Sauce and Decadent Mashed Potatoes 

These will be tapas size portions…but with six hearty tapas plates, I doubt anyone will leave there hungry!

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