Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bottega Louie & Gardening

Finally went to Bottega Louie after hearing so much about it from friends. It's a restaurant, bar, bakery, and gourmet foods market. Lots of brass fixtures and white walls. It's giant!
We had the sausage pizza (good) and the Louie Salad (ok) wine (good) and strawberry sorbet (ok...we ordered peach and got strawberry??).
Actually the high point of the trip for me was meeting a very friendly woman who worked there named Ellie (sp?). She has worked as a professional organic gardener in the past, and we got to talking about worms, soil, and some delicious heirloom plants. She gave us a whole list of vegetables & fruit she'd suggest planting (the names in and of themselves are just great) :

Stars and Moon Watermelon
Mr. Stripey Tomatoes
Purple Cherokee Tomato
Rosa Bianca Eggplant
Lemon Cucumber
Dragon's Tongue Beans
Zapotec Pleated Tomato


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