Thursday, April 2, 2015

"Farm to Fork" Dining Comes from Napa to Amador County

Take out or eat in great organic food in the Gold Country!

March 2015- Amador County, CA. Thursday and Friday nights are looking up for foodies living in or visiting Amador County!

Lucy’s Spice Box is a community supported commercial kitchen located in Volcano and built into a 40' shipping container.  Lucy prepares delicious, nourishing meals available as take-out or eat in  from newly opened Provisions in Sutter Creek (Thursday) or Feist Wines’ tasting room (Friday) in Amador City.

Pair small lot, artisan wines with Lucy’s dinner at Feist. The Feist family’s sold out 2012 Barbera won best of class at the Amador County Fair as well as best Amador County Italian wine, the same wine received gold at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle wine competition and the prior vintage took Best of Class at the State Fair.  Local flavor and culture are alive in this hip, understated tasting room.

Visit Provisions in Sutter Creek on Thursdays for Lucy's pick up.  Casey and Darren Sexton have transformed the gold rush era building into a current, welcoming beer bar and gourmet grocery store. The décor is top notch and the list of craft beers excellent.  Grab a bottle of beer to take out with your order or linger in their intimate booths.

Lucy’s weekly changing menus reflect her passion to serve healthy, sustainably farmed, humanely raised foods, favoring local farms and organic whenever possible. The dinners are creative with dishes such  as a Southwest puree of Black Bean soup with Cumin Yogurt crème ($5), Provencal Fish stew with local Rock Cod, Salmon, Mexican Bay Scallops, and Citrus Aioli with egg noodles ($15) or Vegetarian Quesadillas with Swiss Chard, Poblano Chilis, Cilantro pesto and black eyed pea quinoa salad ($12).  Not to be missed are desserts like pot de crème ($6) and a variety of “We care” cookies ($2) with all proceeds going to the food bank.

Lucy’s foods are fresh and flavorful, a veritable tonic.

Lucy has been a professional cook for about thirty years. In 1982 when asked her to help with baking the breads & pastries at Britt‐Maries Bistro, Lucy started cooking. The early 80’s were a great time to be in the Berkeley food ghetto. Alice Waters and Chez Panisse revolutionized food in California and it was a great place to hang out.
By 1997, Lucy had her own restaurant in Napa (“Café Lucy”). It was a simple bistro style café (lunch & Dinner) for the locals. After 7 years she sold Café Lucy and spent a summer at the St. Helena Farmer’s market. At the end of the summer Lucy’s customers began to come to her commercial kitchen on Friday evenings and pick up their food. The food take‐out was born and it lived for 6 years in Napa.
Now it is available in Amador City and Sutter Creek.  Lucy has raised the bar!

Available by pre-order only.
Feist Wines 14173 Old Highway 49 Amador City
Provisions 78 Main Sutter Creek

1 comment:

  1. Farm to Fork is quite an interesting and innovative idea. I really wonder if some of local San Francisco restaurants also start this approach. I think that would increase their sales exponentially as most of them are using freezed ingredients.