Our friends in the Santa Barbara convivium have asked us to share news of the inaugural event in their “Fridays at Fairview” series for members and friends who may be heading north this weekend:
FRIDAYS AT FAIRVIEW GARDENS: Low-tech food for a high-tech world!
Start your weekend early. Come walk the farm, pick fresh organic produce and fruits, and participate in creating fabulous healthy dinners cooked from all local ingredients.
Inaugural Event Friday, September 21, 2007
Guest chef: Laurence Hauben, leader of Slow Food Santa Barbara
Guest Winemaker: Douglas Braun of Presidio Winery
Limited to 20 guests: $75.00 per person, all-inclusive ($10 of Slow Food members’ tickets go to Slow Food Nation)
To reserve your space, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 805.259.7229.
For more information about Market Forays, please visit www.marketforays.com. For more information about Fairview Gardens, visit their web site.
Dinner Menu (subject to adjustments based on availability of ingredients):
++ Warm crostini of local organic goat cheese with roasted fresh Mission figs;
++ Petits farcis (summer vegetables with Provencal herb stuffing);
++ Local albacore in escabeche (a delicious sauce based on tomatoes and sherry vinegar);
++ Seasonal vegetables and fresh dug potatoes;
++ Butter lettuce with citrus walnut vinaigrette and Asian pears;
++ Apple tarte tatin (upside-down caramelized apple tart).
3pm: Meet at the Fairview Gardens Farm Stand, 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta (bring a picking basket and knife);
3 to 4 pm: walk the farm gathering the ingredients for our dinner;
4 to 5:30 pm: help, watch, or relax in the shade as we prepare our feast and decorate tables;
5:30 pm: Wine tasting with Douglas Braun, founder and winemaker for biodynamic Presidio Winery;
6:00 pm: Dinner is served family style at outdoor tables
Please come dressed casually, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring a wrap or sweater, temperatures cool in the evening.