Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I am yearning for a new adventure. I am busy with my design practice, and very grateful for this reality in a community where small businesses are toppling daily. But , I also need to go forth and have experiences which aid me in my personal growth as a designer. I have no wish to become static, doing the same thing day in and day out.
A place I am currently interested in is Cavallo Point Lodge which is now part of Golden Gate Park. This location was once Fort Baker, sitting tucked into the Sausalito side of the Bridge. Here, in a brilliant bit of adaptive reuse the former officers quarters have been rennovated into a luxe lodge. There are the lodge quarters, a restaurant of some note, a spa, an art gallery and the cause of my yearning ... a cooking school! It's all albout sustainable foods, cooking from the local farmers markets and artisan growers ...... they are BIG advocates of heirloom varieties and cooking with said produce. They are serious about what they call the
triumverate of chef-farmer-vintner. Students of the once monthly cooking school travel to the
San Rafael market where selections are made, menus are planned, so the experience is farm to table and fresh, fresh, fresh.
I am also interested in the "green" rennovations of this historic location, the art, the general ambience of the locale. Sigh. I am definitely yearning for this exerience. Anybody else out there having fall yearnings?