Pineapple Lepomis

Allegheny Genesis

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Poached sunfish with a Pineapple Weed mouse, Wood Sorrel puree, Greenbrier shoots, Dame’s Rocket blossoms, juvenile White Pine cones, Pineapple Weed and Wood Sorrel leaves, White Pine oil with a Lilac bur blanc.

This dish was a bit difficult for us to do, not because we could not find the ingredients, but because at the last-minute all of the ingredients we planned to use had either cycled out of season or were destroyed by rodents. With each dish we try to plan out the ingredients at least two weeks ahead of time, and in most cases they have all worked, but with in this situation all of the ingredients were planned the night before; making for a true seasonal dish. That is the point of seasonal sustainability though. We could have bought what we lost to rodents or shipped in ingredients from somewhere else, but that would not be the…

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