Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Farm to Fork starts July 21st!
Basically, from July 21st to the 31st, a few local restaurants have agreed to offer a special menu where they utilize no less than 70% of ingredients from local farms in Loudoun County. Spiffy? Yes! Michael wonders why they don't do this year round, I kind of wonder that as well...
I've been looking forward to Farm to Fork since I found out about it in June and I thought it was pretty awesome that it fell on my Birthday Week. I had plans of taking some days off and treating myself to a gastronomical magic trip of fresh, local cuisines created by talented people. After looking at the menus... I don't think that's going to happen.
More than half of the participating restaurants have menus where entrees average around $30. At one of the restaurants the cheapest item was $36 vegetable curry. A $30 entree isn't an unheard of price for a nice dinner out but I can't exactly go gallivanting around the wine vineyards of Western Loudoun County feasting on expensive food all week. Poo. Oh well. I think I'll pick one nice "fancy" place and spend rest of the week visiting the more affordable options. Yay local economy, right?