Colin Ambrose, a chef at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor recently debuted the first video in his Seed to Plate Production Series.
The video features several Hamptons chefs, farmers, and foodies and documents the creativity and versatility of the carrot.
The newly-released video showed Ambrose’s tasting harvest event at Estia’s Little Kitchen back in November.
The event showcased a variety of carrot dishes prepared by Ambrose and other top Chefs and their favorite farmers or gardeners including Christopher Polidoro, Matt Lauer’s private chef, Joseph Realmuto, Bryan Futerman of Nick and Toni’s, Jason Weiner of Almond, Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons, Robert Durkin of Robert’s, Andrew Mahoney of Bay Burger, James Eu, Cassandra Schupp and and Jeff Negron of Topping Rose House, Bette and Dale of Dale & Bette’s Farm, Scott Chasky of Quail Hill Farm, Marilee Foster of Foster Farms, and Brian Halweil of Edible East End.
“I had an idea last fall to foster a rich dialogue between local farmers and chefs. I invited them to plant the same carrot seeds — Scarlet Nantes — in their soil at the same time (mid-August), and to share both crops with local chefs for a special tasting event at Estia’s. Farmers were also invited to grow a carrot variety of their own choosing concurrently,” Ambrose said. “The result was our ’Carrot Palooza’ celebration event, our first in a series of root tastings, which will be followed this summer with the planting of beet seeds and will culminate in a beet tasting event this fall.”