All-Stars Tourney Begins Tonight at Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park Upper Field
The Little League Majors (11 and 12-year-olds) from District 11, Area 2, square off tonight to begin a rigorous All-Stars Tournament that is sure to give hefty crowds plenty of thrills, chills, and spills over the course of the next six days. Leagues from Penn Valley, Colfax, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Foresthill meet on the hallowed gridiron starting at 5 pm this evening.

Baseball fans will also be delighted to learn that with this tourney comes a completely revamped Snack Shack menu that should really get those salivary glands a’ drippin’. Chef William Bradley from the 5-Star Addison Restaurant, set inside the luxurious Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego, was flown up especially for this weekend’s event. Here is the menu with assorted pricing:

Appetizers, $2 each
— Smoked ricotta, marinated red onion, watercress, aged balsamic
Buffalo Mozzarella
— spicey coppa, dandelion greens, aged balsamic
Escolar Crudo
— Controne beans, grapefruit, watercress, salsa verde
Baby Beets
— Avocado, arugula, white anchovy, crispy farro, white balsamic
Grilled Sardine
— Burnt lemon aioli, crushed potato, salsa verde
Corona Bean Soup
— King crab, asparagus tips, chive oil

Pasta, $2 a bowl
— Lamb bolognese, oregano, mint
Nettle and Goat Cheese Agnolotti
— Butter, pine nuts, parsley
— Fava beans, black pepper, pecorino romano
Potato Gnocchi
— Sauteed abalone, english peas, lemon zest

Entrees, $3 per plate
Wood Grilled Whole Fish
— Brown butter, capers, lemon, fried herbs
Seared Scallops
— Pea vines, cauliflower puree, meyer lemon
Veal chop
— Artichoke, arugula, raisins, pinenuts, lemon oil
Free range 1/2 Chicken
— Grilled polenta, maitake mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns, lovage
Pork chuck loin
— Turnips, mustard greens, panzanella, lardo
Beef Tenderloin
— Porcini mushrooms, green beans, smoked onion puree, red wine sauce

Sides, $1 ea.
Baby Lettuces
— Champagne vinaigrette
Pea salad
— Radish, creme fraiche, herbs
Yukon Gold Potatoes
— Garlic, rosemary, pangrattato

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