Bar Ferdinand and Chef David Ansill Host Tomato Themed Dinner

Chef David Ansill at Bar Ferdinand in Philadelphia PA
Chef David Ansill at Bar Ferdinand in Philadelphia PA

When Bar Ferdinand hosts its end-of-summer, six-course Tomato and Wine dinner on Thursday, August 29, it won’t just be a chance for Executive Chef David Ansill to show off his skills. Designer/Bar Ferdinand owner Owen Kamihira’s Spanish tapas restaurant, now in its sixth year, will also welcome Hood Rich Farms’ Jack Goldenberg to the party.

Diners who recall Chef David Ansill's inspired menus at Pif and Ansill can testify that he’s brought all of his tricks to Bar Ferdinand’s kitchen since joining Kamihira last year. The inventive chef will take advantage of peak tomato season with his varied cooking forms: roasting tomatoes with lamb and goat cheese during one course, processing them into a gazpacho with crab meat for another, creating a unique BLT with a tomato conserva. Jack Goldenberg from Kensington’s Hood Rich Farms will discuss the origin of each heirloom tomato featured during the dinner. Wine pairings from various regions of Spain complement each course.

Course One
Oyster with Tomato Granita
Paired with Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Course Two
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Mint and Fried Basil
Paired with Jeromin Zestos Blanco

Course Three
Tomato Gazpacho with Crab
Paired with Las Rocas Rosado

Course Four
BLT- Pork Belly, Grilled Baby Romaine, Tomato Conserva
Paired with Cortijo III Rioja

Course Five
Roasted Roma Tomato with Lamb and Goat Cheese
Paired with Telmo Rodriguez Dehesa Gago

Course Six
Tomato Strawberry Sorbet with Basil
Paired with Dry Sack Solera Especial 15 Year Sweet Oloroso Sherry


Bar Ferdinand is located at 1030 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, PA. The Tomato and Wine Dinner is $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Menu subject to change based on availability. Reservations: 215.923.1313

Photo courtesy of Dish Public Relations

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2012