For the second year, NW Cherries has selected one iconic restaurant in each US state to create and feature a unique Rainier cherry menu item honor of National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11, 2012. Each restaurant receives approximately $400 worth of free rainier cherries to play with (40 pounds) and incorporate on their menu. From Rainier cherry-infused cocktails and brews to rainier cherrycompotes on perfectly prepared proteins, each chef has designed a special dish that not only showcases the cherries’ sweet, crisp flavor, but also incorporates them into the cuisine for which the state is known.
The Ravenous Pig has stepped up to the challenge and will offer a special, exclusive cherry dishes in the second week of July, in the peak of Rainier cherry season for locals to enjoy. Chefs James and Julie Petrakis have prepared these recipes:
- Crispy pork belly with Rainer cherry jam
- Rainier cherry cobbler with almond milk ice cream
- Gin & jam cocktail with cherry jam
Crispy pork belly with Rainer cherry jam
Sesame-crusted Hudson-Valley foie gras with Rainier cherries that have been plumped in Herring Cherry Liqueur with honey-butter phyllo crackers & white sesame foam
To learn more about Northwest Cherries’ Tree-to-Table, visit www.nwcherries.com/treetotable