This past weekend, the family and I partook in lovely brunch served at Wilmington, Delaware's Point Lookout Farm (a privately owned organic garden) and hosted by our friends at The Table at Brandywine.
The farm offers views of rolling hills, woods, wildflowers. The casual brunch was served at the base of the hills on a crushed stone patio flanked by old stone barn ruins and a wood-fired oven and stone island which made the perfect spot to serve the buffet. Sheltered, peaceful, and idyllic, you would never guess that the city is just a few miles away.
The Table at Brandywine creates events to showcase local talent in the Delaware Valley. They bring the community together with local artisans, chefs, and musicians who may have otherwise gone undiscovered. Participants can also get to know others in their area through the shared tables experience. Each event is also held at a different locations throughout the area which acts as a way to highlight places that could have gone unnoticed by the attendees. Like for instance, I had driven by Point Lookout for at least a decade and didn't know it was there! Great discoveries!
Before brunch was served, we all took a tour of the farm and fell in love with, seriously, the most friendly goats you have ever met in your life. The colorful and diverse chickens and roosters entertained the kids (and we even got to witness that little brown and white striped lady laying an egg!).
Our hosts from The Table at Brandywine, Karen Weber, Rebecca Porter, and Becca Manning, welcomed the group, talked about their mission, and then invited us to dig in!
There were a few items on the menu for vegans and vegetarians, and this little cutie was quite happy with his vegan apple spiced muffins!
The quiche that was served was cooked in this beautiful wood-fired oven. I really, really want to cook pizza here. So much so that I can't stop thinking about how much I want one of these ovens in my backyard. All that wood chopping would be a great upper-body work out to boot!
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