Last night we were in for a real treat as the manfriend, Danielle and I attended a fun home style dinner in Creswell, OR at Heidi Tunnell Catering.
Well, let me tell you, after reading a few articles on her, watching the video above and perusing her menus, I was hooked. Heidi Tunnell Catering hosts these big barn dinners in the summer that are held in a local barn and include food, wine/beer, music, etc and run $75. What's more amazing is that all the food she uses is locally grown and often organic.
I was contemplating one of those dinners all summer and missed out. So when I saw bacon wrapped meatloaf, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and pumpkin cheesecake on one of her Thursday night monthly (now weekly) dinners that are more like $20 per person, I signed us up pronto! One thing you may not know about the manfriend is that he's a born and raised midwesterner (Michigan) and he loves his meat and potatoes so I knew he'd love this.
We started with a red blend, which was pretty tasty.
Then I tried my first ever hush puppy! This was seriously good and and not too heavy.
Manfriend made a lot of funny faces, per the usual.
There was a little guitar music in the background, which was nice, but we couldn't really hear his voice.
We had: hush puppies, fresh rolls, caesar salad, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, bacon wrapped meat loaf, pumpkin cheesecake and red wine all for about $24 per person (incl. tip).
At the end of the meal Heidi came out to talk to guests. I assume many of them are regulars as several tables seemed to know each other and I don't blame them a bit. I'll be back, Heidi Tunnell!
As much as I wanted to eat it all, D and I both took home about half of our meatloaf and she and I also split a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. What did manfriend do you ask? He ate it all. I swear he has a second stomach in those skinny legs of his.
I'm not sure I'm hungry for breakfast today seeing as how we pretty much had a Thanksgiving size dinner...
What would you eat for your 'last supper?'