"I think simple food with good ingredients is the best food"
- Pastry Chef Kristiana
On your next visit to The Table, look out for a glimpse of the lovely red-head sporting the cool-as-a-cucumber glasses and a classic bandana. She is none other than The Table's Pastry Chef Kristiana. Born and raised in Asheboro, Kristiana has learned her tricks of the trade through various restaurants in the Triad before coming to The Table two years ago.
The first recipe she decided was a must for The Table was her chocolate pie. "My mom was a choco-holic, so I was steeped in chocolate from the womb," Kristiana smiles and remembers. Marrying fair trade Columbian chocolate (53% cacao) and Jill's perfectly flaky pie crust recipe, the chocolate pie has a rich, sweet flavor like none other. "I think simple food with good ingredients is the best food," she says with confidence. And it doesn't get more simple than cream, sugar, eggs and chocolate with this perfect pie. So for all you chocolate-lovers out there, get your hands on a slice of the chocolate pie this month!
OLIVE OIL SEA SALT BREAD
Try our Housemade Artisan Olive Oil and Sea Salt loaf this month! Serve it at a family gathering with seasonal heirloom tomatoes from the Asheboro Farmer's Market and fresh basil mayo.
(Linen bread bag sold in The Table Market)
"I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love with coffee."
- Barista Noah
The Table is proud to brew and serve Counter Culture Coffee roasted in Durham, NC. Counter Culture Coffee has represented a different way of bringing coffee to market: sourcing incredible handmade coffees directly from farmers and cooperatives, and roasting so that they bring out their unique flavors. They share these great coffees as the fresh, seasonal fruits that they are.
Table Barista Noah highlights Counter Culture's seasonal Kinyari roast for the month of August. The Kinyari coffee farm in the Embu region of Kenya, Africa offers a bean with bright notes of golden raisin, nectarine and green apple.
"I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love with coffee, " says Noah. "I was first inspired to work with coffee when I watched Chris Phillips (Who can forget that mustache?) behind the coffee counter last year. Chris has inspired me to work hard, and that's easy to do at The Table. I believe in this place, and it is really fun working with my friends serving quality products." Try the Kinyari roast this month at The Table or buy a 12 oz. bag for home!
"We are able to create sauces that taste surprising, like nothing you've had before."
- Chef Deanna
Head Chef Deanna uses the freshest and best ingredients to bring specialty sauces to your favorite Table dishes. "By taking advantage of what the season is offering us, we are able to create sauces that taste surprising, like nothing you've had before," explains Deanna.
Fresh, local peaches are added to Deanna's BBQ sauce making it sweet, healthy and low on sugar. Other fresh ingredients of the August season are used in Table vinaigrettes, fruit sauces and chutneys. This is a great month for fresh melons and leafy greens (like swiss chard and kale), which you will find on this month's menu.
Linen is two to three times stronger than cotton. It absorbs 20% or more of its weight in water, and it's at a marketplace near you!
There are several new table linens for sale at The Table Market this August. This assortment of soft, durable aprons, tea towels, dinner napkins and bread bags are perfect for an afternoon picnic, complementing a rustic breakfast table, preparing a weekday or holiday meal for family or softening a modern dining room setting.
"Each linen piece was passed down for generations, which makes it a special part of family history." - Dustie
Laundered linen has a classic, nostalgic feeling of old times. The Table Owner Dustie reminisces, "I loved linen growing up from going through my grandmother's old chest and finding linens with beautiful hand embroidery. At my wedding my bridesmaids wore white linen dresses. Even our three sons' christening gowns were linen. Each linen piece was passed down for generations, which makes it a special part of family history."