Fortified Collaborations || Heart of Summer Dinner || Happy Heart Farm, Colorado

Another home run from the folks at Fortified Collaborations. They just do a fantastic job bringing the community together to share a meal.  For this dinner, we tried to get images of all the courses and take notes about the flow and pairings of the meal. Hopefully, we can tell the story of the dinner a bit better. Enjoy and bon appetite. 

Location: Happy Heart Farm

Chef: Ryan Damaksy of Fish Restaurant and Market

Beer Pairings by: Verboten Brewing

Wine Pairings by: Pringles Fine Wine and Spirits

Cultivators: The Green Team, Motherlove Herbal Company

Collaborators: Elevation 5003 Distillery, Happy Lucky's Tea House, Blush Flowers on Vine

Connectors: KUNC/ Colorado Sound, Muggs Coffee Lounge, The Pig and the Plow, Visit Fort Collins, Front Range Event Rental, Rocky Mountain Publishing, Poudre Valley Community Farms, Renewablue, White Balcony

Music by: Elise Wunder

Proceeds Benefitting: The Vegetable Connection 

Bike parking in front of the tents at Happy Heart Farm during the Hear of Summer Farm Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Flowers and signs from the Heart of Summer Farm Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
The tables under the tent at Happy Heart Farm for the Heart of Summer Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Beer from Verboten Brewing at the Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
The brewer from Verboten Brewing and a wine expert explain the beer and wine pairings at the Heart of Summer Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Elise Wunder and the awesome staff of Fortified Collaborations do what they do best at the Hear of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

Course 1: Rye and Vodka Cured Arctic Char - Grilled leeks, dill and smoked carrot crema.  Arrepas "Gusto" - Grilled nopales, roasted chilies, pickled onion, cotija. 

Beer Pairing : Roll in Ze Watermelons || Wine Pairing: Fleuraison Rosé Brut

A chef from Fish Restaurant and Market prepares the first course at the Heart of Summer farm dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
A server brings out the first course at the Heart of Summer Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

Course 2:  Cockles and Clams over Coals- Pan campagnolo, white anchovy chimichurri, farm peas, sauce vierge, preserved lemon. 

Beer Pairing: In Love With Summer || Wine Pairing: La Liana Pinot Grigio Delę' Venezi

Cockels and Clams over Coals prepared by Fish Restaurant at the Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Cockles and Clams over coals at the Heart of Summer Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event and food photography by Sonja K Photography. 

Course 3: Miso Cabrilla- Pepperonata she-crab soup, grilled swiss chard and komatsuna, baked oyster mushrooms.

Beer Pairing: Two Fives IPA || Wine Pairing: Le Provencal Rosé

A chef from Fish Restaurant and Market prepares the third course at the Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Beer from Verboten Brewing a the third course from Ryan Damasky of Fish Restaurant and Market. Images from the Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
The add-ons to the third course at the Heart of Summer Dinner presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

Course 4: Smoked Cherry Brisket - Rescoldo, new potato galette, black currant demi glacé, soaked black cherry tomatoes.

Beer Pairing: Angry Banjo || Wine Pairing: Garnacha del Fuego 

A chef prepares the brisket for the fourth course at the Fortified Collaborations Hear of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
The fourth course at the Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

Course 5: Sweet Corn Panna Cotta- Sugar pea velouté, garden sweet strawberry agrodolce, micro torn basil. 

Beer Pairing: Run By Fruiting || Wine Pairing: Villa Rosa Muscato D'Asti || Tea Pairing: Happy Lucky's Teahouse Chocolate Mints Herbal Blend

The dessert course at the Fortified Collaborations Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
The dessert course is served at the Fortified Collaborations Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins. Colorado. Event and food photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Bikes and the beautiful northern Colorado sunset at the Fortified Collaborations Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
Night settles in on another amazing Heart of Summer Dinner at Happy Heart Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado. Presented by Fortified Collaborations. Event photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

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