UPDATE: Gustavo here. Am ripping off Dave's post from January because I can haha, but also to remind people to snatch up the few remaining tickets for this Saturday's shindig. Click here for the reservations and the updated menu. Read on to drool--see you there!
ORIGINAL POST BY DAVE JAN. 30, 2012, 9:30 A.M. Chef Joe Youkhan's Tasting Spoon and Taco María will be doing a sit-down, table-service brunch "pop-up" at the SoCo farmers market on Saturday, March 10 at 11:30 a.m. Joe Youkhan and Carlos Salgado will be trolling the market for ingredients, then shutting down their trucks to cook the ingredients they pick as part of a four-course meal.
The SoCo farmers market, though small, is well0curated; there's produce of various kinds, a good mix of fruits and vegetables, meat from Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsinore on alternate Saturdays, bread, honey, avocado oil, nuts... Gustavo and I were judges at this year's Farm-to-Food Truck challenge and, if that experience is anything to go by, ticketholders will be in for a real treat.
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The event is limited to 50 seats and as of yesterday, 26 had sold; call (949) 973-7102 to reserve your seat (phone only, please). Tickets are $45 per person and include bottled water.
If you don't get your seat, the trucks will be cooking up until 11:30 a.m. or so, so you can get the usual menus from them. In addition, there are normally seven trucks at SoCo on Saturdays, and the five not involved in the pop-up will continue lunch service as normal.
The SoCo farmers market is Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SoCo Collection, 3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa.