We love to showcase the tastes of the season. As summer bids us farewell, we also wave goodbye to the last of the heirloom tomatoes, Flathead cherries, and Dixon melons.
One fruit that is particularly hard to see go are figs. Gorgeous and sweet with a wonderful texture, they are a pleasure to eat, cook with, and serve.
And we’re not the first to fall under their spell! It is thought that figs may have been the first cultivated fruit, making their mark in ancient Jericho some 11,400 years ago. They made their way up into the mediterranean, becoming highly prized in ancient Greece and Rome. Figs have even woven their way into Roman myth. In the story of the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, a wolf cared for them beneath the branches of a fig tree.
Savor the last of these delightful fruits with us on any of the following dinner offerings, and we will sweeten the deal by upgrading a good pairing wine from a glass to a 1/4 litre. Perfect for two to share. Just mention to your server that you are a blog follower or Facebook fan.
Fresh Fig and Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta with cherry balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and Tuscan olive oil
Proscuitto & Fresh Mozzarella Pizza with arugula, gorgonzola, pistachios, fresh figs, and aged balsamic