Local residents are invited to join Slow Food Yolo co-leaders and co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans for an autumn celebration of their book, “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook,” at a special prix fixe dinner Monday, Nov. 12, at Mulvaney’s Building & Loan — Next Door in Sacramento.
Chef Patrick Mulvaney has prepared a multi-course menu inspired by the cookbook and featuring local farms that will be served family style that night, to diners in the restaurant’s party space.
The seasonal cookbook will be on sale at a 15 percent discount that night; the co-authors will be happy to personalize and autograph books, just in time for early holiday shopping.
The cookbook has won first place for nonfiction in The Writers’ Digest 2012 Contest for Self-Published Books. Mirabelle Press, owned by the authors, will receive a $1,000 cash award, and the book will be featured in the national Writers Digest Magazine and on its website.
Through Dec. 13, Mirabelle Press is running a recipe contest, asking cooks to send a note of 25 words or less about which recipe from “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” they like best, along with a photo of their dish.
Mulvaney’s autumn menu next week features foraged mushrooms and braised endive, grilled Monterey squid on housemade fettuccini, grilled persimmons with house cheese, a vegetarian Hatch chili relleno stuffed with Brentwood corn and served with Grass Valley grits, and persimmon flan with lavender shortbread.
The dinner is $45 per person including tax and gratuity; a no-host cash bar will be available. For reservations, call Mulvaney’s Building & Loan — Next Door at 916-441-6022. For more information, visit www.davisfarmersmarketcookbook.com and www.mulvaneysbl.com.