Five Farm Purveyors Highlighted in Auro’s Seasonally Inspired Menu
Calistoga’s naturally temperate climate serves as the inspiration for Auro, Executive Chef Rogelio Garcia’s debut fine dining concept at Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley. The restaurant’s ever-changing tasting menu shines the spotlight on abundant, fresh ingredients with each change of season. California’s hot, dry summer bears perfectly ripe avocados, heirloom tomatoes, and berries and the wetter winter creates the perfect environment for beets, oranges, and dark leafy greens to flourish. At Auro, guests are wowed by Chef Garcia’s expertly crafted 5-course tasting menu, with wine pairings thoughtfully curated by on-site sommelier Derek Stevenson. With the benefit and sustenance of five of the world’s leading purveyors - ranging from local farmers to renowned ranchers - Auro ensures that the highest quality, seasonally-driven ingredients are the spotlight of each dish for an elevated farm-to-table experience.
Triple S Ranch – This meticulously cared for 12-acre (5 hectare) property is home to Auro’s only dedicated culinary garden where much of the local produce highlighted throughout the menu is grown and sourced, from Tokyo turnips to nasturtium flowers. Triple S Ranch’s history is as rich as its soil; its origins date back to 1854 when the property was originally part of a Spanish land grant of thousands of acres. The state-of-the-art agricultural establishment and working ranch was complete with roaming cattle and orchards of apricots, peaches, and walnuts. Today, owner Derek Webb works to honour the legacy of past farmers and ranchers by operating the property with a keen eye for detail while remaining in harmony with nature and the surrounding environment.
Elysian Fields Farm – At Elysian Fields Farm, also known as Purebred Lamb, farmer Keith Martin leads with a holistic, respectful approach to deliver superior lamb to some of the world’s most prestigious chefs. The lambs at Elysian Fields Farm live freely in nature and are treated with the highest level of care and compassion, following the patented protocol system developed by the farm in an effort to create a new industry standard for best-in-class livestock management. Elysian Fields Farm was built on the belief that consumers have the right to know where their products come from, starting with holistically-raised lamb, to now partnering with like-minded people and organizations who create equally special products with care at the forefront.
Ōra King Salmon – Carefully raised in tune with nature, the Ōra King Salmon is the result of New Zealand’s king salmon classical breeding program, which has produced nine generations of king salmon and more than 100 distinct salmon families. The process created the opportunity to source only the finest characteristics including superior taste, texture, colour, and size - but also showcase its unique breed, genetically distinct from any other salmon in the world. As fish welfare remains a top priority for the organization, they have created a healthy, low-stress environment for the salmon focused on sustainable farming, superior fish quality, and a smaller environmental footprint on the planet.
Wolfe Ranch Quail – Owned and operated by Brent Wolfe, Wolfe Ranch Quail is located in Vacaville, California. An embodiment of California’s farm-to-table ethos, Wolfe Ranch quail is the product of one man’s dedication to perfecting his flock with the highest quality feed, genetic selection, and ensuring a natural, comfortable life for his birds. Brent runs and manages all aspects of the highly respected and well-known ranch, mastering a direct-to-consumer model to ship these choice birds to the world’s most renowned chefs and fine dining restaurants.
The Chef’s Garden – Dedicated to regenerative agriculture, The Chef’s Garden combines traditional farming methods with innovative technology to remain the leader in fresh, seasonal, produce. Working hand-in-hand with chefs and being integrally linked to the restaurant industry, the organization implements direct feedback to proactively anticipate chefs’ needs while simultaneously operating efficiently to ensure agriculture communities are not only surviving but thriving. The Chef’s Garden works hard to deliver the highest quality, most nutritionally dense and flavourful fresh vegetables, microgreens, herbs, edible flowers and more that inspire the world’s most renowned chefs to forge a deeper connection from the land to their beautifully plated dishes.
Explore farm-fresh ingredients from these world-class purveyors at Auro. The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Saturday with reservations available via OpenTable.
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