This was my second Moveable Feast and I admit, I have become a Moveable Feast groupie. I just can’t get enough. I just can’t get enough! 😉 The diner is always ensured of a unique experience as locations and guest chefs are different for each event, keeping things fresh in tune with the whole farm-to-table concept.
The much-anticipated dining escapade was held last Saturday, March 16th in Holy Carabao Farms, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It was a nice, traffic-free 45-minute drive from the city on a wonderful Saturday morning. The sun was out but just right. It was fairly breezy. The day was perfect for this event. And I chose to celebrate my birthday here! 😉
Moveable Feast’s trademark meet-and-greet area….
Edible flowers and micro-greens make all the difference in the world in your salads, and here, it was used to compliment the flavor of the spreads….
Washing it down with some fizz…
I like saying that word, fizzzzzzzzzz. 😉
The trees provided shade. Everything was so picturesque…..
Nicolo Aberastur of DowntoEarth doing the introductions on sustainable agriculture and bio-dynamic farming….
Taking us on a farm tour along with the farm’s owner/fashion maven & designer, Hindy Weber-Tantoco….
Complimenting the flowers with floral pants? I’m not usually a big fan of floral, but these floral-printed pants rock! I need a pair now!
This has got to be the prettiest farm thus far. I am in love with the walkway areas….
One of the farmers tending to the plants…
Nicolo quizzed us on what these plants were and they looked like parsley to me…
But the answer is carrots. These are the carrot top greens and, according to Nicolo, if you were to taste these green parts, they would taste just like carrots!
And just like the first Moveable Feast (check out those photos here), there was the pulling of the carrots….
But this time, there was the pulling of the peanuts as well! I could not help but feel a slight tinge of jealousy. One day my time will come when I get to pull peanuts or the carrots. They’ve been dangling in front of me for too long!
Simple imagery of texture and nature….
Then the time had come for us to make our way to the the dining area, the highlight of the event.
But along the way were the most adorable little girls and their juice stand….
Aha! The secret menu now exposed….
Lovely guest chef, Jenny Burns….
The incredible superwoman, Mrs. Bakker, all smiles as she looks forward to trying the next dish, munggo salad with oven-roasted tomatoes and feta cheese….
Being a non-meat eater, I have now made the decision that it would be okay for me to have red meat during these Moveable Feast events. Having avoided meat for over 2 decades, my body wasn’t used to it anymore. But I was pleasantly surprised that my system was okay when I had some of the grass-fed beef during their previous event.
So establishing that, I allowed myself to have the next dish which sounded really fascinating…. Heritage black free range pork with kamias kleftiko style served with black rice. And a non-beer drinker (hard liquor and mixed drinks for me instead please!), I assumed that the pork dish would be enhanced by some really good beer and so I tried it! Yet another surprising and lovely experience for me….
This beer was beer-y, beer-y good!!! Hihihihi!!! I actually enjoyed every gulp.. Now I’m thinking of ordering some to have at home and put together meals that would go really well with it. It’s nice to support local, artisanal businesses, Katipunan Craft Ale being one of them.
Okay, this time out of sheer hunger, I really forgot to photograph the food. I wolfed them down before I realized that I forgot to take photos to share with you all. So before I knew it, it was dessert and coffee time, baby!
It was only later that I realized that my photo above had the carabao in it. Could this be the holy carabao that this farm is named after?
Check out these huge, ginormous meringues! Another perfect combination is with the coffee but of course!
I think I was the only one who finished a giant meringue on their own. My speech became stuttery after. Hello, sugar high!!! Waaaaaaah!!!
After experiencing the feast made from the freshest and organic ingredients, it’s time to head on over to Moveable Feast’s nearby farm stand to buy some fresh produce from these local, friendly farmers as well as from other like-minded sponsors….
DowntoEarth’s greens and edible flowers… I bought these stacks of greens featured in the photos! YUM!
I am always up for every adventure that Moveable Feast has to offer. As long as I have that day free, I am so there! Keep up the amazing work and looking forward to more amazing dining experiences!! I am so curious to know who the next guest chef is and what the secret menu will have in store for us! ‘Til the next one! Yebah!!!!
And what a happy birthday it was for me! Yay!!! Thank you….
Some of my Instragram photos on this 2nd Moveable Feast @helloandgoodeye…. Follow me!
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