Farm in the Cities: A Slide Show
The two groups that anchor the Twin Cities' food and restaurant renaissance--the growers and the chefs--came together in impressive numbers Sunday night for Farm in the Cities
, the second annual celebration of furrow-to-table hyperlocal food culture, held at our preeminent Spanish restaurant, Solera
. And Managing Photographer Bill Kelley was there.
The event kicked off with a meet-and-greet on Solera's second floor, where representatives of 13 local farms displayed their wares. Then came a six-course tasting dinner on the third floor, prepared by 13 of the area's top chefs, including Lenny Russo of Heartland
, Steven Brown of Tilia
, and Solera's own Jorge Guzman. All proceeds went to the Youth Farm and Market Project
, which helps inner-city kids learn about urban farming and good nutrition, and gives them the leadership skills to keep our renaissance rolling.
Lead photo: Solera chef Jorge Guzman with Gunnar Liden of the Youth Farm and Market Project