Top This: Seasonal Squash with Lamb Bacon and Pickled Tomato (à la Post and Beam)

Top This

Learn how to work a new topping onto your pies.

[Photographs: Kelly Bone]

Chef Govind Armstrong's love of food is obvious, but his love for gardening came to the forefront with his newest restaurant, Post and Beam. Though he planned to use Red Kuri squash on his Seasonal Squash with Lamb Bacon and Pickled Tomato pie, the ginormous Trombetta Di Albenga vine, which engulfs the entire rear fence of his on-site garden, had other plans for the present. The northern varietal squash burst forth with late summer trumpets. Chef Armstrong pairs he squash with fresh mint growing just a few feet away. Pickled tomatoes and lamb belly bacon—both made in-house—round out this light but bold pie.

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Chef Armstrong forages for squash.

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Post and Beam

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