Evan Funke is the executive chef at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica. Funke is preparing a simple tomato salad with heirloom tomatoes from Windrose Farm and Munak Ranch. To dress the salad he combines the juice of the tomatoes with olive oil for a simple tomato vinaigrette.
Evan's tomato salad will be featured at Growing Great, a fund raiser hosted by Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, owners of Rustic Canyon and Huckleberry in Santa Monica. All proceeds from Growing Great will go to building school gardens and providing nutritional education at elementary schools in the Los Angeles area. Details on the September 26 dinner and online auction can be found here.
Music break: "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" by Linnzi Zaorski