Sunday June 26, 2011
Baia Nicchia, Sunol, CA
HOST FARMERS: Fred Hempel & Jill Shepard, Baia Nicchia
GUEST CHEF: Jonah Rhodehamel, Oliveto, Oakland
TIME: 4:00 PM
This will be our second event at Baia Nicchia which is a member of the Sunol AgPark
. Jonah Rhodehamel is the new chef at Bay Area dining legend Oliveto Restaurant. Oliveto has a long tradition of sourcing the best ingredients and cooking them simply and thoughtfully in the Italian way. When Jonah is looking for a unique ingredient for the Oliveto menu he looks to Baia Nicchia Farm. Baia Nicchia farmer Fred Hempel actually breeds vegetables to individual chefs' preferences. Fred has a PhD in plant biology and if Jonah wants a tomato with a specific flavor profile and mouth feel Fred will go out in the field and make it happen. For our guests that are interested in the farm from the science side of things, you don't want to miss this.
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