The next Content LAB, Flower & Garden, brings the spirit of spring to the table on May 14. Participants will enjoy fresh, plant-based, organic cuisine by Organicopia and an open bar stocked with local wines, beers, and other beverages while spending the day at Veggielution community farm.
As a boutique style catering company, Organicopia is best known for multi-course food and wine pairings with complete customization of menus. Starting as an in-home private chef, founder Molly Bravo cooked for busy families with no time to shop or prepare nutritious meals for dinner. Over time, she became known for her warm hospitality and genuine love of her craft. In 2015, Bravo was approached by FoodyTV to host a cooking and lifestyle show. The first season was just filmed in the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the second season is slated to begin filming in early October 2016.
My hope is that Organicopia: The Total Organic Experience is going to inspire people to get back to their roots…doing things the way our grandparents used to do things…canning, fermenting and making everything from scratch—like building a garden in your backyard and remembering how to slow down and enjoy a home cooked meal with family and loved ones.
After five years of college as an English major, Molly Bravo changed her focus and enrolled in the California Culinary Academy in 2004. She worked as a private chef part-time while attending the prestigious school. She immersed herself in the culinary culture of San Francisco—experiencing fine dining, street taco stands, and a taste of the night life. In 2007, Bravo traveled to Hilton Head Island, SC to learn low country cuisine and came back in 2008 to start Organicopia.
The menu for Flower & Garden will include: a fruit and cheese platter; vegetable crudités with a dip trio; creamy white corn custard with basil vinaigrette and sunflower sprouts; peach and lavender soup garnished with creme fraiche and toasted almonds; sweet pea, spinach, feta, and asparagus salad with citrus vinaigrette and French goat feta; gazpacho; chocolate pot de creme; and an assortment of madeleines.
Experts from Veggielution will also be teaching easy-to-follow seasonal gardening techniques, and the owners of Petite Petal will guide participants through the process of creating designer floral arrangements.
The Content LAB series inspires, creates, and connects the creative community.
$55 – General Admission
$75 – General Admission plus one-year subscription to Content
$35 – Content Subscribers (with email code)
$20 – Student (ID check at entry)
Event tickets include: floral design class, floral arrangement and vase, gardening tutorial, garden seeds, organic fresh-off-the-farm appetizers, and an open wine and beer bar (for ages 21+).
Photography by Daniel Garcia