From DTLA to Amsterdam to Singapore, and almost everywhere in between, no big city today is complete without an urban ‘food hall’. A place that blends genre and culture, sweet and savory, crowds large and diverse. Pine Street Market is a foodie sanctuary. A spot […]
Every now and then it is time to get out of town and visit a place historically known for iconic food, art and hospitality. It keeps our creative juices flowing and lets us take measure with others in our field, a way to set our sights on new goals and new trends. Last week it was Tucson, Arizona. I can’t tell you here about everything we ate and saw and how all the details effect our collective output in the company but I will invite you to browse below for highlights from the tour; and to pay attention to our menus in the coming months and the dishes we will be preparing all the way into next spring and summer.
This funky, little, central-coast town’s market is slim on produce stalls and rife with Kooky arts and crafts; but, what it lacks in organic, chef notable ingredients, it makes up for with heart and soul. As you might expect, flowers, succulents and jewelry are everywhere; […]
Cold and wintery Northern California weather got you down? Dreaming of a milder climate? One with clean air, a warm ocean and a small community of farmers dedicated to bringing to market a proud bounty of mother nature’s best?
Think about visiting Oahu; better yet, set your sights on Honolulu with its restaurant and art renaissance and the KCC Farmers market. Located just north of the famous Diamond Head crater, this saturday morning stroll and shop offers an incredibly beautiful and diverse taste of what’s happening in and around the Hawaiian Islands.
We caught wind of this well-known and respected market back on the mainland and our curiosity got the best of us. If you know Bay Laurel Culinary, then it shouldn’t seem out of the ordinary that we would go for a chance to gather ideas, talk with purveyors and gather intel for our upcoming 2017 catering season.
Here’s a peak at what we found…
We recently took a few days to see what was happening with our neighbors in California. A shoestring budget got us deserted campsites, hikes, free museums, gardens, parks, a movie (about food), history lessons and a full force burger tour in LA. In between we spied on the happenings at some of the most talked about to-go restaurants in the southland, ate killer sushi and Mexican food (of course), saw family and even got some work done at the beach. It was incredible what we were able to accomplish in just a few days of travel. Most importantly the chefs had a little time to get out of the kitchen, get inspired and start making plans for the coming summer season in the North Bay. The following gallery notes what we did, what we saw and what we ate at the end of March 2016. More details available upon request…