Dish of the Quarter (DoTM) - SUMMER 2018 - FRUIT


#63

So what’s traffic like on the 210 on Friday afternoon,or should I even ask?


#64

Don’t go under any circumstances unless they offer Blade.


#65

It’s summer–everyone’s on vacation :slight_smile:


#66

Since this is pretty much a Harry’s Berries thread now, some Gaviotas from the Torrance Farmers Market yesterday. Sweet like candy.


#67

i-naba

deep fried figs on a fucking plate


#68

We’ve been grilling peaches for a month or so now. A perfect side or dessert.


#69

California, yo.

How long til Davis Chang ironically puts that on the menu here? :plate_with_cutlery:


Majordōmo - chinatown
#70

Last night dessert was an un-grilled peach, chin-drippingly delicious. I’m already starting to dread the end of summer.


#71

Catching up on some excellent fresh Fruit we’ve had recently. Some of these were better than most Desserts we’ve had this year (not joking).

Harry’s Berries

If you haven’t tried Harry’s Berries’ Organic Gaviota Strawberries yet, try and plan to give them a try at least once while you’re in the city of L.A. Farmer Harry Iwamoto and his family’s legacy lives on in every basket of their Organic Gaviota Strawberries when they are in season. They are a real treasure.

Organic Gaviota Strawberries:

These pics were from 3 weeks ago (sorry, got a little busy), but as @J_L so aptly says, “They’re like candy.:heart:

Harry Iwamoto’s Organic Gaviotas when ripe and in season have this incredible aroma unlike any other regular Strawberry you might be used to trying in your local supermarket or even rival Farmers Market stands. Then you’re hit with this sweetness that is so beautiful, delightful and joyful that all you can do is smile and eat another Strawberry. And another. And another. :blush:

They are incredible again this year! :slight_smile:

There’s a reason top restaurants around L.A. all use Harry’s Berries when possible (Republique, Animal, etc.).

We got there too late this week, and they were sold out already darn! (At 11:00 a.m.)

Organic Yellow Cherry, Red Cherry, Red Grape, Juliet, and Sweetheart Tomatoes:

While the initial reaction when staring at the selection of Harry’s Berries Organic Tomatoes might be disappointment and sadness (because that’s all that’s left at their table at the farmers market when you arrive too late, with no Strawberries in sight) (not speaking from experience), :wink: you should consider giving their Organic Tomatoes a try. (@TheCookie)

They allow you to try all of their Organic Tomato varieties, so give them a try and see which one you like the most that week. :slight_smile:

Like their Organic Gaviota Strawberries, their Organic Tomatoes when ripe and in season are incredible! It also feels like the variety that wins out each week varies; the flavors change week-to-week.

Organic Red Cherry Tomatoes:

Last week, our favorite variety was their Organic Red Cherry Tomatoes. There was an almost impossible sweetness with just a tiny bit of tart with every bite. They were fragrant and made every Salad we made at home just that much better! :blush:

Harry’s Berries
(@ Hollywood Farmers Market (Sunday)) (North of the Arclight Cinemas)
1600 Ivar Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Day: Sunday
Hours: 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Also at Farmers Markets in:

Beverly Hills
Hermosa Beach
Montecito
Ojai
Pasadena
Santa Barbara
Santa Clarita
Santa Monica
Thousand Oaks
Torrance
Venice
Ventura
West Hollywood

See Website for more details:

http://www.harrysberries.com/

Tenerelli Orchards

The Stone Fruit specialists are back, but one of the biggest shockers was that they were selling Persian Mulberries! :open_mouth:

Persian Mulberries:

I am not an expert on Mulberries (I’ll leave the final judging to @frommtron @J_L and others), and while they don’t look very photogenic, seriously, Tenerelli Farms’ Mulberries were STUNNING. :open_mouth:

There’s an incredible deep, complex aroma - almost Wine-like, without any alcohol of course - but a gorgeous fragrance and an impossible layered sweetness (not just pure sugary sweetness) in every berry we tried! :blush:

These were better than most Desserts we had this year! :heart:

Tenerelli Orchards
(@ Hollywood Farmers Market (Sunday)) (North of the Arclight Cinemas)
1600 Ivar Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Day: Sunday
Hours: 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Also at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets (Wednesdays).

Weiser Family Farms

I forgot if it was @Nemroz or someone else looking for fragrant, aromatic heirloom Melons, but Weiser Family Farms has been selling a few beautifully perfumed varieties (Ogen, Sugar Cube, Sugar Queen).

Sugar Cube:

This might look like a Canteloupe, but don’t write it off yet. Their Sugar Cube Melon has a beautiful aroma (you can smell it perfuming your car and the kitchen when you bring it home). Taking a bite, it has a delightful aroma in every single bite. There’s a nice sweetness that isn’t as sugary as a more common melon like the Honeydew.

Weiser Family Farms
(@ Hollywood Farmers Market (Sunday)) (North of the Arclight Cinemas)
1600 Ivar Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Day: Sunday
Hours: 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Also at Farmers Markets in:

Beverly Hills
Claremont
Long Beach
Mar Vista
Pasadena
Santa Monica
Venice

See Website for more details:

http://www.weiserfamilyfarms.com/farmers-markets/

Arnett Farms

If there is one Fruit that you must try right now (only for a few more weeks!) it would have to be Arnett Farms’ Flavor King Pluots.

Flavor King Pluots:

Flavor King Pluots are a combination of Apricot, Plum and Cherries, and when you let them ripen and enjoy, they are the most amazing “Dessert” / Sweet / Fruit / Reward that I’ve had in 2018! They are THAT good. :heart:

When ripe (let them sit on the kitchen counter for a day or two, when they are pliant and give a little to the touch), taking a bite, there’s this unreal gorgeous aroma that permeates your entire palate. It’s better than any pure Apricot, Plum or Cherry that I’ve had, something that can’t be replicated in any fancy Dessert at any of the best restaurants we’ve tried over the years.

Then it gives way to this burst of layered flavors: There is a bit of beautiful Cherry flavors (@Bookwich), some natural sweetness from the Apricot heritage, but also a deeper backnote with just a tiny bit of tart to make it that much more enjoyable (so it’s not just pure sugar). :blush:

Tip: Ask the Arnett Farms workers to pick out the best ones for you. :wink:

Black Mission Figs:

The 2nd Round / “Season” of Black Mission Figs is here! Arnett Farms just got in their 2nd batch of Black Mission Figs today. :slight_smile:

Their first batch about 1.5 months ago or so(?), was so sweet and luscious, and this 2nd batch has been really sweet so far! :slight_smile:

Arnett Farms
(@ Hollywood Farmers Market (Sunday)) (North of the Arclight Cinemas)
1600 Ivar Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Day: Sunday
Hours: 8:30AM - 1:00PM

Also at the Santa Monica Farmers Markets (Wednesdays).


#72

…the gaviota season’s over for the year. I know personally, because the nice folks at the Harry’s Berries tent told a very sad J_L that sad truth at the SM Farmers Market yesterday.


#73

Totally agree! We’ve had more and more and more peaches done on the grill.


#74

Legendary post, as usual!
I’m so so so happy you found and enjoyed some excellent Persian mulberries this season. I think they’re the cat’s pajamas.
And I’m a complete fig slut. Those black missions look amazing!


#75

California farmer’s market produce is soooooo awesome :sob::sob::sob:


#76

Thanks for tagging me. Want some mulberries but these don’t look great.

The ones I grew up with look like

Best berry for me. The home I was born to had a huge white mulberry tree in front of it and from the roof we feasted like monkeys


#77

Oh no! Harry’s was awol from the Venice farmer’s market last week but I was hoping that was just a fluke. Usually the Gaviotas keep coming into September. Maybe the extreme heat we’ve had this summer is to blame?


#78

gjusta figjs

So gjood.


#79

That is a beautiful plate of food. So much nicer than David Chang’s ham on a plate. :slight_smile:


#80

DC’s ugly delicious concept at play…


#81

OMGj


#82

looks gjuicy.