Partake in the holiday festivities this weekend at Communal Restaurant. A special Christmas brunch will be served with live music and a local artists reception.
The Brunch, Serving from 9am-2pm
Enjoy special breakfast and lunch menu items featuring local artisan bread baker, Daryl Lee and his family of Fleur Bakery.
Few foods say community and hospitality like bread, few foods convey the global and the local like this staple—as ubiquitous and unlimited in variety as the geography and peoples of the world—and yet few foods are as unassuming and invisible as the staff of life. This Saturday, Communal will feature breads in its usual menu that capture the best of local ingredients and artisanal techniques for which we’re known as part of our holiday brunch. The breads come to us from Fleur, an upstart bakery here in Provo.
Fleur’s crusty breads draw from European traditions, rustic baguettes, pain au levain (hearty naturally leavened loaves), ciabatta, dense ryes… They are the craft of a small family of bakers, Daryl and Mary Lee and their apprentice sons Theo and Cyrus. Inspired by breads encountered across France, Daryl began baking for family and friends many years ago (as stress relief during his graduate studies in French literature!). On his trips abroad Daryl tracks the best baguette de Paris competition, ferrets out new kinds of breads, and chats with bakers any chance he gets. As a sign of their seriousness, the Lees pooled their resources back in 2001 to build a wood-fired bread oven in their backyard, often commandeered to nourish the occasional neighborhood party. They have experimented over the years with long fermentation methods that enhance the flavor and preservation qualities of their breads, all made from the simplest of ingredients—flour, water, salt, and most often the local yeasts that animate their natural leavens.
The Music, Playing from 9am-11am
Listen to live music from local artist Lawrence Green.
Lawrence Green is fluent in many guitar styles including classical, rock, jazz and country. He earned degrees in music performance from Brigham Young University, Arizona State University and is the author of several guitar instructional books. Born in Washington, D.C. in 1954, Mr. Green grew up in the Maryland/D.C. suburbs playing in rock and blues bands and also studying classical guitar. Mr. Green manages to keep all the guitar styles going: his band, Jerseystreet, plays at local and out-of-state venues.
Mr. Green performs as classical guitar soloist throughout the Intermountain area at such venues as the Temple Square Concert Series. He has performed with the Utah Symphony, Utah Valley and American Fork symphonies, Tacoma Youth Symphony and is in demand as a chamber player.
The Art, Showcasing from 1pm-3pm
View and purchase beautiful pieces from local artists at an artists reception.
Andi Pitcher Davis’s annual art show will showcase works by Christine Armbruster, Paige Crosland Anderson, Kwangtae Kim, David Carter, and Adam Thomas. Come view their great pieces, meet the artists and purchase prints.
Can’t wait to see you this Saturday at Communal!