It’s not very often that I find meals I keep thinking about, but this pop-up dinner by SAGRA Food and Wine in La Crosse is one of them. Each Sunday, chef Mitchel cooks up a delicious Italian-inspired tasting menu featuring farm fresh ingredients from @owlbluff ! 😍
Sourcing Local Ingredients
To me, good food is more than just techniques, it’s a lot about the ingredients. Most commercially raised/farmed ingredients taste really bland and that’s where most restaurants source their ingredients in the US. I get it, it’s convenient and cost efficient, they’re running a business after all.
Chef Mitchel at Sagra sourced his ingredients from local farmers, and allows each ingredient to shine without overpowering these ingredients with seasoning. This is why I loved Sagra.
Ever had house-made salami? Yes, chef Mitchel even made the salami himself with pork from @hiddenstreamfarm. Each dish was a full sensory experience, filled with flavor, little surprises and attention to detail.
Im still dreaming about the stone fruit radicchio salad with almond butter and honey. 🤤 The suppli al telefono is another dish that kept me thinking- freeze dried ramp powder was such a special touch!
How to Find their next pop-up
Sign up to their mailing list where they announce new dinner series and dates, make your reservation with SAGRA Food and Wine by emailing the number of people in your party today, it’s worth the drive. 👌
👉 Pro tip: leave a little earlier and pregame by getting an amazing cocktail or beer at La Crosse Distilling Co ! One of my favorite distilleries in the area.
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