December Dinner at the Dairy

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As a Christmas present, my sister and I decided to go to a dinner at Goat Lady Dairy  together with our husbands, instead of buying gifts.  My sister and her husband had never been, while Vee and I had only been once before in May.

We started off with an (unpictured) appetizer on the porch:  Giacomo’s Salami Toscana with Smoked Sweet Potato Mousse and Caramelized Sage Onions.  It was really interesting; I never would have thought to put sweet potato and salami together, but it worked really well.

After a few appetizers, we took a tour of the farm where the owner, Steve Tate, explained that it was breeding season for the goats.  He said they set up a buck in a pen by himself to um (ahem) get the doe’s in the mood…. he is appropriately called the Teaser.  I tried to take a picture of him when we first got there before the tour, but he was stomping around like he was mad, so I didn’t take the picture.  Little did I know why he was mad at the time!  My sister got to the farm before me and said he was talking to her and told her his name was Billy.  I think what he was really saying to her was “Hey baby, what’s yo name?”  The sound they make sounds like Chewbacca!

After the tour we went inside to enjoy the company and our meal, which was prepared by Chef Scott Carter.

GLD Artisan Cheeses served with with a Spicy Fall Cabbage Salad avec Mustard Vinegrette
Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Yoghurt and Roasted Seeds
Fresh greens with blanched carrot sticks, radishes, toasted Pecans, and a Smoke Onion & Garlic Aioli
Smoked Pork Loin with sage infused Gravy, Mixed Brasied Greens & Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel and a Blue Berry Reduction
Coffee & a Chocolate Goat Cheese Truffle

sisters!

Everything was delicious as expected.  If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, I encourage you to experience dinner at the dairy!  Their 2012 dinner dates are ready for reservations!  Goat Lady Dairy is also offering a new casual dining event called Sunday Supper.  It includes a tour of the farm and a three course buffet.

You can read about my first experience at the dairy here.

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