mariposa farm oh how I heart thee.
And Anna March too.
Who could resist a place that looks like this? (seriously, you drive up a tree-lined drive-way).
I ended up at mariposa today since it’s pretty much a halfway point from Ottawa to Hudson, Québec. And since I wanted to meet up with my mom and sister for brunch … but didn’t want to spend more time in my car … we decided on mariposa as our destination.
Brilliant idea. Seriously. Why I’ve waited so long to get out there … I don’t know! But I’m already planning my next trip (on Friday actually .. to bake some bread with Anna).
Although mariposa is a duck farm, the menu goes beyond that … today we were offered duck, chicken, venison. Seasonal vegetables and fruits (corn, peaches, black currents, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, etc) … home-baked bread (Anna makes 3 different types, we had her rosemary bread … mother of pearl so good … I brought some home with me).
All of us had our own highlights. Mine was the heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese and pesto. Mother of pearl … that pesto was ridiculous, and well … goat cheese always makes me happy (ask anyone at Edgar) … and it’s tomato season. Need I say more???
My sister’s highlight was her duck confit leg. I tried it. Seriously the best duck I have ever eaten. And I’ve eaten my share of duck (remember my trip to France two years ago … I ate duck just about every day for 10 days…).
My mother loved her fois gras starter … but her favourite was the dessert – a peach and black currant fool. I had it too. Trop bon.
Not that I’m knocking any of the other dishes. I cleaned my plates. Each and everyone one.
It was … brilliant. Anna rocks it out in that kitchen – cooking great food, plating beautifully and (in my opinion anyway) having fun.
And who wouldn’t have fun there? I mean … there are ducks … and pigs … and horses … and hay … lots of stacks of hay … and sunflowers that reach up to the sky.
Plus I got to enjoy my sister and mom’s company.
mariposa is a little slice of wonderful.