Food-O-File

Two Fruit Salutes

Peach Jamboree

Corner of Robert T. Martinez & Hidalgo, off East Seventh St.

Saturday, June 24, 8am-2pm The East Side Community Farmer's Market is hosting its third annual Peach Jamboree. While listening to live music, you can: taste some jams, buy some peaches, hear some stories, have your face painted, and watch a canning demonstration. Call the Sustainable Food Center for more

information at 472-2073.

Kerbey Lane Tomato Fest

2700 South Lamar, 445-4451

Sunday, June 25, 8am-1pm; free admission Guy Clark was right when he said, "There's only two things that money can't buy, and that's love and homegrown tomatoes!" And so the folks at Kerbey Lane Cafes invite you to their first annual Tomato Fest on Saturday, June 25, behind the South Austin location. Kerbey Lane was the first local restaurant to work directly with a local grower, Cora Lamar at Lamar Farms, to provide a a vine-ripened crop specifically for them.

The festival will feature speakers on a variety of tomato topics plus a tomato contest and a tomato-based recipe contest. Prizes, T-shirts, lots of food featuring vine-ripened tomatoes, and a live broadcast of KLBJ-AM's Gardening Naturally will round out the morning's events. There will also be a small Farmer's Market featuring great organic and/or pesticide-free produce from Craftsman Farm, Boggy Creek farm, San Gabriel Farm, Harbison Farm, and Prehan Farm. Send in the Reserves

Sfuzzi

311 West Sixth Street, 476-8100

Monday, June 26, 7pm; $70 per person Just on the heels of their wildly successful Black Tie Cigar Dinner benefiting Oklahoma bombing victims, Sfuzzi will host a Robert Mondavi Wine Dinner on June 26. Chef Louis Halfant will prepare sumptuous appetizers and a five-course meal; diners will also have the opportunity to sample the increasingly rare 1978 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Guests will also sample the 1988 vintage Cabernet, as well as the 1987 and 1982 vintages of the Mondavi Reserve Chardonnay. Seating is limited; call 476-8100 for
reservations.

Granite Cafe

2905 San Gabriel, 472-6483

Tuesday, June 27, 7:30pm; $55 per person

Wine curator George Gaston and chef Stephen McInerney will present a Reserve Chardonnay Dinner on June 27. The appetizers and five-course meal will be accompanied by an interesting selection of Reserve Chardonnay vintages from Flora Spring, Cuvaison, Cambria, Raymond, Cakebread, and Silverado. For reservations, call 472-6483.

Fiesta de Libros con Tequila! The folks at Granite Cafe are also throwing a book-signing party for popular Austin author Lucinda Hutson on Sunday, June 25, 3-6pm. Sample Lucinda's tropical tequila punch, prickly pear margaritas, and festive party fare, and then purchase copies of Hutson's wonderful books, Tequila!: Cooking With the Spirit of Mexico and The Herb Garden, autographed by the author herself. Mariachi Estrella will play. (Rumor is that Hutson never leaves home without them!)

- Virginia B. Wood

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