The Davis Village Feast’s online auction is now live and runs until 6 p.m. PST Saturday, Oct. 9. The auction features oodles of food-related items, including a week’s stay in local cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan’s 18th century farmhouse in Provence; a picnic for six prepared by local chef Jonathan Moon; and a dinner for eight in a private Carmichael garden, hosted by Simply Recipes founder Elise Bauer. Auction items, many of them donated by chefs, restaurants and wineries, range from food-related gift baskets to food experiences such as farm tours, private wine and coffee tastings, a marmalade-making class and horseback riding lessons.
To participate in the auction, sign up here and register your credit card. The auction is a fundraiser for Davis Farm to School, which offers educational programs for schools, and the Sacramento chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, which supplies scholarships to women pursuing careers in the food and hospitality industries.
The Village Feast is an annual lunch that is typically held at a communal long table in Davis Central Park in the style of a French Grand Aioli. Because of the pandemic, the event is going virtual for the second year in row. You can participate virtually for free by signing up here. Participants are encouraged to hold their own village feast with friends in their backyard or driveway. Local businesses, including Hawks and Kitchen428, are offering ready-to-eat French Provençal meals for order and pick up.
For more information, go to Village Feast’s website.