On the Tables of Saison: Bountiful-Local

February 1, 2010

If you were to wander to the side of Stable Cafe, just past a shipping container topped with a garden grown by yours truly, you will find Saison.  Saison (French for season) is a reservations-only restaurant that opens its doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

 evenings to serve the locally sourced menu of Executive Chef Joshua Skenes with the discerning and cultivated wine pairings of Sommelier Mark Bright. The feel is secret supper club meets informed elegance.  The experience is one of both intimacy and invitation: the tables are small and candle-lit while the kitchen is open and guests can be a part of the culinary magic with wine in hand.

Star Struck

October 31, 2009
Posted by in Events

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Okay so I’m not (usually!) much of a star gazer when it comes to celebrities. But when I found out that Michael Pollen would be one of 8 guests in Boulevard’s Wine Vault ~ and Lila B. flowers would be the centerpiece. I ogled.

Sophie, part of the Lila B. gang, created this vessel from an old wine box and then we poured in the locally grown ingredients…

Foraged Acorns & fragrant Quince from ‘Florists at Large’, our own ‘City Grown’ edible Rumex, red & yellow Rudbeckia, and Gallardia seed pods, and Half Moon Bay Dahlias and fragrant Chocolate Cosmos made this arrangement almost delicious!

Thanks to Michael Pollen ~ for all his inspiration ~ and influence on how we think at Lila B.

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Local Food? Why not Local Flowers?

September 7, 2009
Posted by in Press

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August 2009
You Do Locally Grown Food, Why Not Locally Grown Flowers?

Locavores may be adamant about only buying food from nearby farmers, but when the dining table is dressed with flowers flown in from South America the point is kind of lost, no? Enter Lila B. Design, a San Francisco floral design company cultivating “City Grown” flowers for their bouquets. {read more}

Check out Lily Gahagan’s article for San Francisco’s 7×7 about how locavores may indeed dig Lila B’s City Grown flowers.

Making beautiful statements with living things