A tablecloth. A jar of wildflowers. A jug of cool spring water. We take our dining seriously.
The Babes dining experience was inspired by a trip Kerry & Jay took to French-speaking Canada. Everywhere, even at roadside pull-offs & campgrounds, people took time to place a cloth, a wine bottle, and some fresh wildflowers on the table when they sat down to dine. We found that locally-sourced food was the norm, and we discovered that even the simplest sandwich tasted better when it came from a local farm & was served at a table with a little panache.
With that in mind, we decided that the food at every Babes retreat should be as local & pure as possible, and that our Babes deserve to relax in a setting of rustic elegance.
This year, each Babes retreat includes a community dinner on Saturday night & a simple breakfast on Saturday & Sunday. We source as much of the food as possible from local farmers, and we buy organic whenever we can.
And we don’t expect you to hunker down on your haunches with a plate balanced on your knee. That is not ladylike. You’ll sit in an actual chair & dine off an actual plate. You will even have an actual glass (a mason jar is a glass, right?) for your beverage.
Here are some of the dinners we have planned for 2015:
- Mediterranean chicken with lemon, olives, & capers
- Provencal beef stew with red wine
- Sweet & spicy turkey satsuma
- Chicken & chickpea tagine
- Cauliflower-cheddar pie
- Locally-sourced salads and veggie side dishes
- Double-apple cake
- Amaretti cheesecake
- … and more chocolate
And for breakfast…
- Maple & walnut oatmeal
- Hearty oats & grain
- Local baked goods
- Local fruits & berries
- Local milk
- Lots of coffee!