So here are a few of my favourites from the build and the weekend...
The Festival Kitchen...
The whole thing get's floored
A loading dock at the West end for food delivery is built
Hand and plate wash stations are plumbed in
Lots of electrical (and plumbing) to keep the place running
Prep tables in
Christmas in July turkey...
Andrew... the site kitchen coordinator, tired of waiting for us to unload his gear
Heading into Gallagher for 'the take over'
I finally managed to escape the office Sunday afternoon for the 'Sweet Old World' Session
And for some Sunday evening main stage
Dining in the Festival Kitchen
Stand in line to get into the kitchen (yes, I'm that short)
Peruse the menu (the smoked salmon Nicoise was the hit)
Your badge gets punched
You're at the door and and are handed a plate
And in... I had to stop taking photos after this, as balancing the plate and camera became difficult. But beyond salads there are a few hot selections, and tables of fruit and dessert.
My favourites from the Festival Kitchen this year:
Elk tacos with mole sauce, chive creme fraiche and pickled slaw; with corn and barley salad and curried squash mash
And Saskatoon tarts for dessert
So all that's left now is to continue tearing everything down. That's the hard part. Then on to next year...