Portland Food Heads has posted a report on Wednesday’s industry event at Grace to to introduce Backyard Farms’ new product, the Cocktail Tomato.
The staff of Grace prepared a four course meal with each course using the cocktail tomato as the central element. The starter was described as a “tomato cocktail.” The blanched and peeled tomato quarter was pickled in Grey Goose and Bloody Mary spices. Served on a spoon with a garnish of parsley, it was a nice teaser for the palate. The taste of the vodka came through just as the sweetness of the tomato worked to keep it at bay. It was a tasteful start to a light meal and I have to admit I’m interested by the vodka pickling concept. Might even try it out myself.