The home tour was presented by the local food partnership and this is the second time that I have participated; the first time, I was with co-workers. Each time, I have been impressed by the diversity in both the homes and the food offered on the tour. Yesterday, in addition to the roasted beet Pico de Gallo, I also thoroughly enjoyed a honey butter brioche stuffed with Chantrelle mushrooms and mozzarella as well as a peach and rhubarb mini-parfait that was to die for.
The homes on the tour ran the gamut from a traditional four-square that was built in 1904 (my favorite) to a Spanish style hacienda on a hill (my least favorite). In addition to the homes, we also got bonus tours of a small carriage house, a backyard print shop, a bunkhouse, and a boat house that was so cute, I wanted to tuck it in my pocket and take it home with me.
It was a fabulous way to spend a gorgeous fall day, and I got to spend it with a friend whom I don't get to see nearly enough, so, it was awesome all the way around.