Michael Tusk of Quince and Cotogna fame has served plenty of celebrities and foodies alike. But on February 16, the award-winning chef will have the honor of preparing dinner for a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.
The dinner, which will be a small gathering at the San Francisco home of novelist Robert Mailer Anderson and his wife Nicola Miner, will emphasize Tusk’s signature Italian and French-inspired cuisine.
He will also feature seasonal ingredients from Northern California farms. Tusk is a supporter of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program, which promotes better nutrition and access to healthy and affordable food for kids, so he hopes the dinner will keep in tune with that initiative.
Below is some of what the menu will include:
Tortelloni filled with Barinaga Ranch basseri cheese and wild nettle
Poularde in diverse preparations:
Roast breast filled with black salsify, savory cabbage and
Leg fricassee with chanterelle mushroom
sweet dumpling squash puree and marble potato
Strauss Family Creamery milk jam and chocolate caramel dentelle
Featured Northern California Farms:
Barinaga Ranch Farmstead Sheep Milk Cheese, Marshall, California
La Tercera Farm, Bolinas, California/Petaluma, California
Marin Roots Farm, Woodacre, California
Tierra Farm, Windsor, California
Martin Bhournhonesque, Watsonville, California
Strauss Family Creamery, Marshall, California
Full Belly Farm, Guinda, California
Riverdog Farm, Guinda, California
Photo Credit: Quince