Our friends in the Orange County convivium have asked us to share this announcement with our members and friends in Los Angeles:
Slow Food OC’s Farmers’ Market walk is meant to underline the connections between the earth and table. We will begin the morning by meeting at Britta’s Café for a bit of morning coffee and scones. Britta will guide us through a brief discussion of what she is looking for at the market and what excites her in the way of seasonal produce. After getting the chef’s perspective, we will break into smaller groups and visit a few farmers for a short chat about what’s in season, what looks good, and why.
It’s harder to find good quality, locally grown protein at the farmers’ market, but when we return we will have another short presentation on how to buy local, direct, and quality fish and meat. . . then it’s time to eat! We will begin with a bubbly toast and offer a three-course meal produced from the finds of the day. We endeavor to bring your meal from the field to the table as quickly as possible and tell you a bit about each step including a few recipes and cooking tips provided by Britta. A bit of wine will be provided to pair with your meal.
Where: Britta’s Café, 4237 Campus Drive (next to Movie Theater & Trader Joe’s), Irvine, CA 92612
When: Saturday, April 21, 2007, beginning at 9:00am and ending around 1:00pm
Cost: $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers
Reservations required. To make a reservation please contact Britta’s Café at 949.509.1211. For more information about this event or about Slow Food Orange County, please email Kim at slowfoodoc [at] yahoo [dot] com.