Every now and then, there is a dish or a food event that makes me believe all is right with the world and that Santa Clause is real. Moments like these make the photography side of me just giggle with excitement. Well last night, I had that moment. I was invited out to Rue Saint-Marc for their Local Purveyor's Dinner. Just let me say.....Amazing!!!
The evening consisted of dishes that were locally sourced and cooked to perfection by the chefs at Rue Saint-Marc. Some of the local goods came from great places like Atlantic Beach Urban Farms, Chesser Seafood, Fisherman's Dock, Son & Skye Mushrooms, Congaree & Penn, and Frog Song Organics. Before going any further, I would like to thank these local purveyor's for putting in such long hours and hard work to provide such great product for local restaurants in the area.
All the dishes were amazing, but there were some favorites. The shrimp dish was so fresh. The carrots, the sweet potatoes...everything was just seasoned perfectly. The duo dish from Son & Skye and Congaree & Penn was another hit. The purple rice risotto had some deep flavors and the mushrooms from Son & Skye paired perfectly. I would eat a whole mixing bowl full. The chefs at Rue Saint-Marc definitely saved the best for last. Do you know what Bostock is? It's similar to french toast but 10 times better. Rue Saint-Marc topped theirs with Frog Song Strawberries. I will never look at french toast the same. I will be shouting Bostock from the mountain tops. I really do hope they put it on the menu. *Wink Wink*
It was such a great event and if you haven't dined at Rue Saint-Marc you must put it on your list. They have a hardworking staff that cook their asses off and provide top notch service. Thanks to Executive Chef Scott Alters, Gabby Saul, and the rest of the staff at Rue Saint-Marc for a very memorable evening. Well my fellow foodies, I'll be in the kitchen trying to make Bostock. Until then, keep on devouring!
2103 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207