Samara Kalk Derby

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Wisconsin State Journal food writer Samara Kalk Derby brings you the latest news on the Madison area's eclectic restaurant scene.

A sunflower soup made with whipped cream was sprinkled with ground sunflower seeds and topped with sunflower petals. 

A beet salad was a gorgeous sight with a tangle of spiralized golden beets and more traditionally-cut red beets underneath. 

Chef Noah Przybylski slow cooked his "eye of the ham" pork course and served it with hen-of-the-wood mushrooms, oxalis and a fantastic rhubarb sauce.

This frozen white chocolate bar was made with salty homemade potato chips. It  came perched on a little tree that's a prominent feature of Noo…

This interesting take on shrimp cocktail featured two big shrimp with lemon gelatin, horsey cream sauce, fresh horseradish and fried parsley.

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