Sunday, April 27, 2008

Help me shut down The Flying Fig

To be fair, I'd be hard pressed to identify any restaurant serving less GM food than The Fig, but it's harder than I thought it would be to find a good food protest picture. I was hoping for some good foie gras pics with people up in arms, but no such luck. There was a good Korean dog eating protest picture, but it was a little too racy and open to interpretation for The CFT, which is, sometimes, a family blog.

Regardless, it should come as no surprise that this post is not really about shutting the place down for good, but instead is my effort to have the general restaurant shut down this Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Why? On Wednesday they are having a French themed wine dinner. It's $60 (I'm pretty sure), and I'm not sure what time it's starting. At this point they've got enough people to have a good wine dinner crowd, but they don't have quite enough people to justify closing the restaurant to the general public for the night.

Now the disclaimer. The food I sell at the Shaker Square Farmers Market, and which isn't a subject on this blog, will be a component of one of the dishes served that evening. That means I stand to benefit from an increased crowd. That being said, I have a day job, and I'm comfortable with the quantity of stuff I've been selling outside of this dinner. I just think the dinner will be that much more enjoyable if the restaurant only has one thing to focus on, not that the kitchen can't handle both the wine dinner and the rest of the place. I also think the dinner and drinks will be very good.

I'll leave it to you to call The Fig (linked above) and find out about the time and the menu, which has already been set and paired to the French wines being sampled. I haven't attended one of these dinners yet, but from what I've observed from the bar they look like a good time with a laid back, communal atmosphere. I know I'm biased, but I like the idea of about 80 people enjoying a great dinner in a place like this.

And here's where the above picture came from. Crazy Aussies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A grade foie gras... flying into town this friday. Protesters beware.