Sunday, October 4, 2009

For The Love of Food

The neighborhood in which I live in is often called Gourmet Ghetto. It is home to Alice Water's restaurant Chez Panisse which is considered the birthplace of California Cuisine (which emphasizes the use of the freshest ingredients which are in season and procured solely from local farms). This is truly a foodies paradise with a cheese shop that boasts hundreds of different cheeses, the very first Peet's coffee shop and a weekly Farmers market to name just a few things. The neighborhood celebrates every Autumn with the Spice of Life Festival, a fun food-filled street fair with craft booths and plenty of food from neighborhood restaurants to savor. We spent today out and about, mingling with neighbors while feasting on the local flavor.

Fig Danish from The Cheeseboard

Matteo partook in some Dragon facepainting

Apologies to my vegetarian and vegan friends... menu from one of the food booths
Having done most of my street faires when I lived in the Midwest, this was quite a change for me after feasting on deep dish pizza from Taste of Chicago or brats from Milwaukee's Summerfest :)

There was an area for kids to make art using materials from nature,
this was Nico's sweet creation

Though there were carnival rides, Nico's favorite thing was quality upside down time with Daddy

The perfect T-Shirt from Like Minded People

Feeling festive from the fair today, I am declaring this my Food Week on A Small Tribe. I may attempt a few new dishes, share some favorite foods from local restaurants and ... stay tuned for an incredibly fun giveaway...

My first! I am soooo excited!

Bon Appetit!


Anonymous said...

ooh what fun. looks yummy too.

looking forward to this editable journey.


renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I love Nico's pine cone art!
Thanks so much for all the sweet comments this weekend :)

nicola said...

we almost went to that today and ended up at the jack london farmer's market, instead! so glad you had fun. love the joyous boys and oh, i do love liaison. their mussels are incredibly yummy!
can't wait to follow your foodie posts!

Andrea said...

we almost went to but i ended up at adventure playground instead. it looks like it was a lot of fun!