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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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Dahlias by the Dozen

October 6, 2009
Posted by in Events

For the past few months, we’ve been relishing in the beauty of the Dahlia.

Pink and Orange

Grown in a beautiful variety of shapes, sizes, forms, and colors…they bring
beauty to any home or garden…We like to combine them with fun fruits
(berries, pears and more!) along with green foliage – and you’ve got a winner.

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Want them to last longer in your vase? Remove the leaves below the water line,
cut them often, keep them out of the sun, and change out the water every couple of days..

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Sounds like a lot of work, it’ll be worth it. Dahlias will bring on a smile, guaranteed.
Go see them planted in Golden Gate Park – you may just be amazed at…

Making beautiful statements with living things