One Saturday Night / by Julian Focareta

As much as we can, a good friend I have from England enjoy making excessively large meals for us and a few friends. We tend to get together and drink an excessive amount of homemade wine but now that we are cooking alongside, we feel much better about ourselves...This time we had a long, but happy lunch at a local farm-to-table restaurant called The Marketplace in Woodbury, CT. After a couple bottles of Prosecco, we hit the nearby market called New Morning Market on a quest to build a table of local produce and some sort of roast.

Our final decision was a Colorado bone-in lamb roast marinated with lemon zest, rosemary, and garlic. We were also able to pick up local produce such as portobellos, zucchini, squash, and green onions. We also put together a quick olive-oil marinated salad with fresh watermelons, sliced radishes, heirloom tomatoes, avocados, and topped with farmer micro-greens. 

All in all, it was a great, relaxing day. After stamping out details of an upcoming shoot in Portland, Maine, we were able to find some time to cook for a table of nine.