hi there!

I’m Mari.
On Marivelous Me! you’ll find recipes, food gifts, food I’ve traveled for and food solutions. Poke around, maybe you’ll find inspiration for something you’re working on. Enjoy! 


Taste of the Eastside

Last week, I helped my friend Jane work the Canelé stand at the Taste of the Eastside event at Barnsdall Art Park (home to the Hollyhock House). There were about 2-1/2 dozen vendors - all coming from the Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Silverlake, Glendale, Echo Park, Highland Park and Eagle Rock neighborhoods.

Jane, my first roommate in New York, is co-owner of Canelé, a farmers’ market-driven and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. And if I may, it’s THE restaurant that put Atwater Village on the LA restaurant map. We served a farro salad with apples, almonds, spring onions and French feta cheese. Delish! The event was pretty much as she described it: busy. It wasn’t until half an hour before the event was over that I thought it would be safe to leave her for five minutes. Although many of the stands were already sold out and packed up by the time I wandered around, I did get to sample a few things and take some business cards. I'm looking forward to trying some of these restaurants sitting down! 

(Images, from the top! Our table; only a handful of the plates we served; event goers; cauliflower cake from The Park; pea shoot and barley salad from Mohawk Bend; chicken curry tostada from Xoia)

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

« Mise en Place for a Lemon Roast Chicken | Main | Limoncello - Part II »

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>