This time of year is a bit crazy, and it is difficult to keep up with all of the wonderful events and happenings. There are two, however, that ring near and dear to my heart – as they both benefit the Sustainable Food Center, the organization, that runs the Downtown Farmer’s Market, the Wednesday Market at the Triangle, and the Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market, (amongst a variety of other community related projects.)
The first event is the SFC Chef’s Series, Spring Bounty, on April 10, 2011 at La Condesa. This event features lots of my very favorite Austin Chefs, cooking locally sourced, multi-course tasting menu. Chefs include, Ned Elliott of Foreign and Domestic, Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine and Odd Duck, Zack Northcutt of Haddington’s and Mulberry, Shawn Cirkiel of Parkside and Backspace, David Bull, of Congress & Second, Paul Qui of Uchiko, and Laura Sawicky of La Condesa.
This is an amazing line up of talented chefs and I can’t wait to see what they prepare.
Tickets are $125 and can be secured at http://sfcchefseries.eventbrite.com
The other event, I told you about last week, SFC’s Farm to Plate Fundraiser on May 12, 2011. This event will be held at the gorgeous Barr Mansion. Featured Chefs this year are David Bull of Congress, Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due and James Holmes of Olivia. Other highlights include local brews and Cocktails by Tipsy Texan.
There will also be an opportunity to bid to win a signature experience from Bola Pizza catering, wood fired artisinal pizzas for up to forty people.
This promises to be an extraordinary evening, and could not support a better cause. I can’t wait! Tickets on sale now.
When you purchase tickets to these events, you are supporting not only the Sustainable Food Center, but also the local farmers and their farms, thereby strengthening our local food systems, as well as the local restaurants where these chefs normally cook their delicious food. Win/win.