Long Table Dinner- On The Farm With: Fred Soofi

Fred Soofi leading a cooking workshop at market.

We are happy to announce that Chef Fred Soofi of Pasta Polo will be joining our Long Table Dinner once again! To get to know his personal tastes and creations a bit more he has kindly answered some questions for us. 

Q: What is your favourite thing to cook right now?

A: Linguine pesto primavera (fresh basil, garlic, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, virgin olive oil and Parmesan cheese).

Q: What is the first thing you cooked?

A: Lamb stew.

Q:  What is your favourite vegetable from the Coquitlam Farmers Market?

A: Green  Zucchini.

Soofi preparing his dish for the 2017 Long Table Dinner

Q: What is your best tip for home cooks? 

A: When you are using fresh, local vegetables from the market,  blanch them in lightly salted boiling water for one minute, cool down with ice water. After draining for two minutes, sautee with olive oil, freshly ground pepper, and sea salt.

Q: Tell us something about your Long Table Dinner dish. 

A: I will be using protein and vegetables from the market, also fresh made pasta from Pasta Polo, to create a healthy, tasty dish.

Tickets for the 2018 Long Table Dinner- On The Farm are on sale now! Purchase yours HERE.