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Chez Pascal’s annual Tomato Dinner elevates the tasty nightshade to new heights


There’s always a ton of excitement around Chez Pascal’s annual Tomato Dinner. Once a year, they go all out to celebrate the humble tomato with five courses of creative, culinary expertise. This is the 15th anniversary of the Tomato Dinner, and chef/owner Matt Gennuso is celebrating in part by growing a tomato garden (with 23 different types of tomatoes) on the roof of the restaurant.

Previous dinners have showcased tomatoes in a number of ways, including incorporating them into dessert. Matt has baked up Tomato Clafoutis, which is a shortbread cookie with tomato jam in the middle. On the savory side, he’s made a Tomato and Pork Sausage served with cheese curds and potatoes braised in tomato and topped with eggplant and tomato relish.

As we go to press, the Tomato Dinner’s date and price are still TBA. So much depends on what produce Matt can get from area farmers. Check Chez Pascal’s website or sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know the details.