Pumpkin and gnocchi pair perfectly for Fall. These hearty little dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. They’re colourful, tender and incredibly flavourful; especially when topped by a light butter and sage sauce.
Dine with us the week of October 17th to try our version of this Italian speciality or if you’re feeling ambitious, you can always try making them at home with our recipe, courtesy of our Chef Bonnie.
Restaurant 62 Pumpkin Gnocchi
1 cup roasted pumpkin puree
2 lbs yukon potatoes (skin on)
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
- Cover potatoes with cold salted water, bring to a boil and simmer until fork tender. Drain.
- When cool, enough to hangle, peel skins.
- Pass potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl.
- Combine potato, pumpkin puree and yolks until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and … Read More »
Executive Chef Jeff Massey is the culinary force behind Restaurant 62′s award winning menus. Since 2006, Chef Jeff has been cooking up outstanding creations that showcase some of the best flavours from the Fraser Valley.
With his high standards in the kitchen and impressive culinary style, it’s no wonder Chef Jeff was named one the Top Forty Foodies Under 40 by Western Living Magazine in March 2011.
Here are a few questions from “behind the apron” with Chef Jeff Massey.
What’s your earliest culinary memory?
My earliest memory is cooking with my mom when I was about 5 years old. We were making apple crumble from a kindergarten cookbook. I remember being fascinated by how the ingredients combined, and the incredible smells coming from the oven. To this day, apple crumble is one of my favourite desserts.
What’s your favourite thing to cook?
Probably risotto. It … Read More »
At Restaurant 62 we LOVE being in the heart of the Fraser Valley where we have access to endless local food choices.
One of our favourite seasons is the Fall harvest when our local farms and markets are full of fresh apples, squashes, hazelnuts, plums, carrots and more. And with Thanksgiving here this week, we’re excited to get cooking with these fresh Fall flavours and we hope you are too!
Some of our favourite local spots for fresh turkey are JD Farms or Neufeld Farms, and for the fresh local veggies, there are so many places to choose from including Lepp Farm Market and Wisbey’s Market at 40326 No. 3 Road in Abbotsford.
Whether you’re cooking a roast turkey for a crowd or a special meal for two, we’ve got some delicious recipe ideas to help you bring farm fresh products to your … Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESTAURANT 62 EARNS WINE SPECTATOR AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW
Renowned industry magazine names Abbotsford restaurant one of North America’s best for its wine menu
October 3, 2011 (Abbotsford, B.C.) - Management at Restaurant 62 is pleased to announce that their restaurant has once again earned the prestigious 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The award marks the fifth year in a row that the Abbotsford restaurant has been recognized for its outstanding wine menu by Wine Spectator Magazine. Restaurant 62 is the only Fraser Valley restaurant to earn the highly acclaimed award.
“We’re honoured to once again earn this prestigious award,” said Eric Ferris, Restaurant 62 Co-owner and Sommelier. “Wine Spectator is considered the industry authority, so to be selected as one the best restaurants in North America for our wine menu is truly an honour.”
The annual Wine Spectator restaurant wine list award winners are chosen from thousands of entries and … Read More »