Cholera Fest 2018
Let me tell you a story....
It was Labor Day, 2008. We were having our annual cookout with many friends and neighbors at our farm in Wadena, MN. We decided that a clam bake was our theme. I was pregnant at the time so the guys dug the hole and created the large bed of coals to cook our multiple layers of king crab, razor clams, shrimp, and our garden potatoes, seaweed, corn and leeks. As we were applying the layers, the guys, Philip and our good friend Nathan, decided to shuck some oysters to start the celebration. The boys lovingly roasted mine so I could eat some. Next came the raw clams, a couple for everyone. They were so fresh and delicious, then...
Philip got Cholera.......yep, he was one of the "handful" of people in the U.S. to be diagnosed that year. Yay. Everyone else at the party was unscathed.
So, since then, no matter what is on the menu for Labor Day at the farm it is officially "Cholera Fest."
Now we want to bring that exciting family-style dinner (sans the raw clams and cholera) to all of you!
As always a free-flowing bar!
East Coast Oysters & Shrimp Cocktail Reception
Family Style Dinner
- Maine Lobster Roll
- Alaskan Snow Crab
- New Haven Style Clam Pizza
- Mussels Meuniere -- white wine, garlic, parsley, shallot, lemon
- Boiled, Buttered & Herbed Marble Potatoes
- Poached Asparagus with hollandaise (room temp)
- Charcoal Roasted Carrots – greek yogurt/ toasted hazelnuts/ lemon
- Oyster Crackers & Drawn Butter
- Blueberry Buckle with Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Note: As of March, no reported outbreaks of cholera, or any other food related illness were reported. Everyone enjoyed themselves – and the seafood was fantastic.