Village Feast 2011
Davis Farm to School, along with Slow Food Yolo, will host its 7th Annual Village Feast on Saturday, August 27th. Three hundred community members will enjoy this Grand Aioli community meal under the sycamore trees in Davis' Central Park.
Local ingredients from the Davis Farmers' Market will be showcased in a menu that includes savory grilled lamb with fresh herbs, heirloom tomato salad, and fresh fruit tarts. Guests will be wined, dined and entertained, with music and dancing courtesy of Yolo County's own, West Nile Ramblers.
The Village Feast was established in 2005 by Cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan and food writer Ann Evans. The festive event is modeled after "le Grand Aioli," the food lovefest that is a summer tradition for the people in southern France. "In Provence, it's a set meal that doesn't vary from town to town because those are the local farm-fresh foods available in August. We knew that Yolo County produced all the same farm-fresh foods," says Brennan. Evans adds that at a traditional grand aioli, people bring their own plates. "Everyone brings their best china, silver and linen napkins. It adds to the specialness and enjoyment of a long leisurely meal." The approach is also consistent with Davis Farm to School's 'zero waste' initiatives.
Join Davis Farm to School and Slow Food Yolo for a community celebration of the bounty of summer. Come enjoy a grand feast under the Sycamore trees in Central Park. Proceeds from the event will support the Davis Unified School District in maintaining school gardens, recycling programs and local food in school cafeterias. Reserve your seats starting June 15. Tickets are $65 per person ($55 for Slow Food members).
Davis' Central Park
4th & C
Davis, CA 95616
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