Dining With Denise Neil

Autumn & Art: A culinary report

Sorry for my absence on Monday. I was off because I worked on Saturday covering the new Autumn & Art event — a juried show and sale that stretched all along the road behind Bradley Fair.

While there, I did my food writer duty and sampled dishes from the dining tent, and I was pretty impressed. All the good Bradley Fair restaurants participated, including On the Border, Redrock Canyon, Outback and Yia Yia’s. Cocoa Dolce was there, too, selling gelato and trying to keep their delicate chocolates from melting in the not-very-autumny atmosphere.The yummy flat bread taco I ingested can be seen at left. Stacked nachos are at right.After perusing the selections, I chose a flat bread taco from On the Border, which was made with caramelized roast beef, cheese, tomato, lettuce and a nice roasted red-tomatillo salsa. It was delish and not too expensive –$5 for a generous serving that came with a side of tortilla chips and salsa.

I can’t speak for the art, which I admired by couldn’t afford. But in culinary terms, Autumn & Art was a success in my book.