So my friend Felicity Crush, an artist and graphic designer who has the very good fortune to reside in Stinson Beach, invited me to a supper club with a country spin last Saturday.
It was held in neighboring Bolinas, a lovely rural enclave in West Marin best known for trying to keep its location secret, in a recently refurbished barn behind the 24-hour Farm Stand on Gospel Flat Farm run by farmer-artist-educator Mickey Murch. On Saturday, the vibe was country chic with a suitably Boho twist for the area known to locals as Bobo. Think extremely local, sustainable, seasonal eats.
The rustic meal was cooked in Murch’s mobile boat-turned-kitchen, a piece of art in its own right. Diners noshed on Tomales Bay mussels, Star Route greens, and a cassoulet studded with white beans.
Art work with an Impressionistic feel made from found objects on local beaches adorned the walls. Overhead, hand-crafted metalic lamps. Two simple wooden tables festooned with flowers filled the space. On tap: A smooth red courtesy of a resident winemaker. Fiddle music filled the room, conversation flowed, a good time ensued.
I’d wager the world would be a better place if we sat around a communal table more often and shared a simple meal with strangers surrounded by art and music.
What say you?
Food by Rebecca Sterlin and Heidi Lundy of Wild Onion Catering in Bolinas
Wine by Brian Ojalvo
Painting and mixed media work by Tess Felix Greene of Stinson Beach
Shag lamps by Katy Balthazar
Gypsy Grooves by Beso Negro
Photos by Heidi Gross Sandvoll
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