Latte, cappuccino, espresso shot, macchiato, flat white, breve, americana, mocha, straight cup o' joe. However you take it, iced, hot, somewhere in between, coffee is universal. Universal, and a hobby for our F + B Team. So, naturally for our first at the table, we chose to gather, raise our glasses (okay fine, our mugs) and celebrate.
The what to our celebrating was different to all who attended. Each with their own subconscious celebrations, the ones that never allow themselves to be evaded. The ones that want to be caught.
We—you—me, are a holy priesthood. An epic, strategic force drawn together at a particular moment in history for a pivotal plot. Maybe part of the received assignment, the divine hope, is so scandalously simple that it is no more confusing than simply engaging in celebration; allowing it to burrow itself deeply into our very marrow. The glorious task of simply allowing Heaven's glow to deepen within, so that it may overflow from our thoughts, and draw itself up into holy conversions.
It's poetic. It's beautiful. It's simple. Grab your people, gather around a table, let Heaven come down. The non-sensical celebrations (ironically) caught amongst our senses.
And so enters the first of many feasts for our F + B community.
Subconscious celebrations of taste, touch, smell, sight, sound. Celebrations spread out on a grazing board and billowing out of the oven. Celebrations in locked eyes and merry conversation. Celebrating in it's finest and most finesse form. The celebration of life that inevitably happens when we gather. Whether it is recognized as "celebrating" or just perhaps "getting together with friends over a good meal," it is celebration none the less. Perhaps even in her most organic and purposed measure.
And so was our first at the table, coffee: hors d'oeuvres. We gathered, we ate, we celebrated, and we can't wait for round 2 coffee: the supper. We hope to see you there, and as always, pioneer on.
T H E M E N U
the menu was picked to pair with the notes of Palace Coffee Company's Tanzania Shiwanda coffee served both hot + cold.
-Palace Coffee Company: Tanzania Shiwanda
-roasted raspberry chipotle spread
-dark chocolate drizzle
-Stubb's BBQ sauce
-blue cheese coleslaw
-black pepper crusted salami
-baked brie + nutty kahlua brown sugar sauce
-local fruit selection of raspberries, peaches, strawberries
-7 grain + pumpernickel loaves
-black pepper sunflower seed bites
-maple syrup + coffee grind pulled pork
-maple syrup lamb pops
-cafe du monde beignets