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Sojouner Tours' FIfth ANNUAL
BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU & LOCAL FOOD HARVEST POTLUCK
The new grape harvest is in! The third Thursday in November will be the first opportunity to taste France’s 2018 wines. This year, in the spirit of Sojourner Tours’ commitment to sustainable tourism, you will be celebrating central Texas’ local produce while sipping these young unpretentious wines. Like always, you’ll be getting away and enjoying the bucolic setting of our area’s rolling hills alongside a gurgling creek, listening to “the soulful grooves of classic improvisational Jazz from the 1950s and 1960s” played by the Austin jazz group Third Coast Trio and just relaxing in the convivial atmosphere created by our exceptional local hosts at Red Bird Farm. This year, in the spirit of Red Bird Farm’s Nomadic Table and the French cultural tradition of eating local, seasonal foods: we are going local…
AS ALWAYS, THIS IS A FREE POTLUCK (We provide the entertainment, you provide the food & drinks)...
JUST BRING A BOTTLE OF 2018 BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU AND YOUR FAVORITE HOMEMADE DISH TO SHARE MADE WITH INGREDIENTS FROM YOUR GARDEN OR THAT SUPPORTS A LOCAL PRODUCER.
LOCAL FOOD FOCUS: It’s harvest time! We are challenging you to bring a dish made with local products… it could be as simple as using herbs or eggs from your own garden or as elaborate as you would like: Love Pure Luck goat cheese? Great! Johnson’s Backyard Garden? Great! The sky is the limit!
RECIPE SHARE: Over the years you’ve brought fabulous dishes. If you are willing to share your recipe, please bring it. Lisa (Sojourner Tours’ founder) would like to spotlight you on the Sojourner Tours Blog.
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Lisa’s fabulously talented friend Anna Kraft will be on site documenting your food and you! Lisa & Anna have teamed up to pitch an article to Edible Austin: we want to feature you, your dish and the central Texas foods you forage… no promises it will be published but if you’d like to participate in our project please bring a copy of your recipe and list the local foods sources you love! Even if there is no article, you will still appear on the Sojourner Tours Blog.
SUSTAINABILITY & COUNTRY CHARM: Bring your own place setting & silverware.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU: Listen to Austin KO-OP radio’s wine host Mark Rashap as he interviews the local professionals.
Date: Saturday Nov. 17 4:30-9:30
4:30 Sunset Petanque & French Slide Show
Come before the sun sets to enjoy the charm of REDBIRD FARM.
Play pétanque. Sojourner Tours will bring balls for those who want to play the French lawn game.
Watch a Retro 1950s-inspired Travel Slide Show.
6:30-9:30 Potluck, Wine and Music
Jazz: Austin's Third Coast Trio will be playing "classic improvisational Jazz from the 1950s and 1960s."
Sojourner Tours and Red Bird Farm are teaming up to bring you another fabulous Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration
(DRIVING DIRECTIONS BELOW)
DIRECTIONS: Redbird Farm at Berry Creek 4020 FM 97 1 Georgetown, TX.
From northbound IH-35 exit 262 to the East (right). Go 150 ft. to Austin Ave. Turn North (left) to FM 971. Go East (rt) on FM 971, two miles to Tollway 130. Continue two miles past Tollway 130, just past Berry Creek bridge. Slow way down during curve to the right. On the right look for huge boulders, TWO BLACK and ONE WHITE MAILBOX, BLACK STEEL GATE, Redbird Farm at Berry Creek, 4020 painted on large grain bin. Black asphalt drive.
IF TRAVELLING FROM TOLLWAY 130 FROM THE SOUTH, EXIT FM 971 - GRANGER and go east two miles to the Redbird Farm gate.