Sunday Brunch at Fullerton Arboretum 8.30.15

Sunday Brunch at ARBThe rumors are true! Table & Field will be the culinary force behind the upcoming Sunday Brunch at the Fullerton Arboretum! We are thrilled to be a part of what is sure to be a fabulous day of food, friends and fun. Served in the shade and amongst the serenity of the Arboretum’s gardens, you’ll enjoy a five course meal that includes both brunch classics and some new favorites. This isn’t a cooking class, folks, but instead an event with the atmosphere and relaxed vibe of a garden party.  Of course, The Jonathans will be on hand to introduce the dishes and ingredients. So, tell your friends and consider spending a Sunday Funday with us for this first ever Arboretum Brunch!

To view the menu and sign up visit the Fullerton Arboretum’s website.

See ya there!

~Table & Field

Al Fresco Anytime Class Recap

  Hello Friends! 

Thanks to each and everyone of you for attending our Al Fresco Anytime class tonight at the Fullerton Arboretum. 

We hope you enjoyed the drinks, food and instruction. If us did, consider coming out to one of our future classes or culinary events at the Fullerton Arboretum. We have classes scheduled through Novemeber and two amazing event on the horizon: Sunday Brunch at the Arboretum on August 30th and a Harvest Farm Dinner at the Arboretum on October 10th! More details on these events will be released soon, and as usually registration can be found at 

Enjoy a few photos from tonight’s class! 

Good Eating,

– Table & Field 


All American BBQ Class Recap & Recipe

  Tonight’s All American BBQ at Fullerton Arboretum was blast! Thanks to all our attendees and volunteers for enjoying the evening with us. We promised the recipe for the Jamie Oliver – inspired burger slaw, so here it is:

Jamie Oliver’s Slaw Sauce for The Ultimate Burger

This simple burger topper, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipes in his Comfort Food: The Ultimate Weekend Cookbook, make traditional burger ingredients seem just a bit more refined! Enjoy!

Makes 5 Servings

1/4 Head Iceberg Lettuce, finely chopped

2 tbsp Mayonaise

1 tbsp Ketchup

1 tsp Chipotle Tabasco

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp brandy

Mix together mayo, ketchup, chipotle tabasco, Worcestershire sauce and brandy, then mix with chopped lettuce.

Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food Cookbook

If you enjoyed tonight’s class, please come back for more! 

– Table & Field 

All American BBQ Cooking Class at Fullerton Arboretum – 6.25.15

Class held June 25th at Fullerton Arboretum.

Class held June 25th at Fullerton Arboretum

The Jonathans are back this month in the Arboretum’s kitchen with their now famous ALL AMERICAN BBQ class! Get a jump start on your summer holiday parties with this fantastic culinary learning event!

From the appetizer to the dessert, every dish on the menu can be cooked on your backyard barbecue. What better way to welcome the Summer Grilling Season? These creative recipes will inspire you, highlighting some of summer’s best flavors… and make your meal the talk of the neighborhood!

On The Menu: Classic Mint Juleps, Fresh Fried Herbed Potato Crisps, Updated Wedge Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch, Home-Ground Tri-Tip Burgers with Classic Accompaniments, Peach Cobbler with Lavender Cream.

As usual, class participants will dine on full servings of the above menu, including wine and cocktails, while the Jonathans teach the ins and outs of preparing each dish. A full recipe packet will also be provided, so grab your friends and loved ones for an entertaining, educational and delectable night out! Sign up here, through the Fullerton Arboretum.

We hope to see ya there!

Good Eating,

Jonathan Dye & Jonathan Duffy Davis

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Dispatch from Aguanga: The New Farm

The view from the farm, above the clouds.

Greetings, readers. Jonathan Duffy Davis here. My farm has been mentioned on the blog several times but I thought that a proper introduction might be in order! It has been just over a year since my family and I bought 20 rugged acres of Southern-Californian land. We sit at 3500 feet and have a clear and expansive view of Palomar Mountain and the Temecula Valley. The view and sunsets are incredible. I could live here solely for the sunsets. Continue reading

Summer Is On The Way, And So Is The Stone Fruit!

Nectarine Coffee Cake

May is almost through and Summer is so close! At the market this past weekend, I was caught by the pleasant aroma of some nectarines… stone fruit and summer, what a combination! I know it’s likely too early for the nectarines to be local, but I had to scoop them up! They proved to be as delicious as they were fragrant, and I became nostalgic for recipes that could put their sweet, delicious character on display. I was reminded of the first class I taught at the Fullerton Arboretum, where Jonathan Davis and I made a lovely coffee cake using plums. Continue reading

A Jonathan Dye Dispatch: Parisian-Inspired Celebratory Cake

I had the chance to travel to Paris in March, and have gained the weight to prove that in the city… there’s nothing better to do than to EAT! From brasseries to bistros to corner bakeries and cheese mongers, the city is ready to feed you, and feed you well! Here in the States, we are no stranger to crêpes. They are sweet or savory, and always a pleasure. Making crêpes is fun, and I love to make the en masse so that I can do the work at once and reap the benefits for weeks to come (they freeze well). Selfishly, I like to make a double batch of batter, put on a movie in the kitchen, and spend 2 hours watching an old flick and flipping French pancakes.  Continue reading

Strawberry & Lavender Hand Pie Recipe (Seasonal & Sophisticated Entertaining Class Recap)

Thanks so much to everyone that attended our 4/23 Thursday In The Kitchen class at the Fullerton Arboretum! The above photos highlight some of the dishes created! We had a great time reconnecting with so many familiar faces and meeting a few new friends. Please keep reading to access the promised recipe for those delicious Strawberry Lavender Hand Pies. If you enjoyed the class, consider signing up for some of our upcoming classes and bringing along a friend! Classes for May through September are open for registration through the Arboretum’s website: – click on “Register for Classes” and then look for “Thursdays in the Kitchen.”  Continue reading

New Classes! The Jonathans are Returning to the Arboretum Kitchen!


We are so pleased to announce that Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye will be returning to the Fullerton Arboretum for ongoing demonstration style cooking classes this Spring and Summer!  Beginning this Thursday, April 23rd, the Jonathans will bring you insightful menus, dedicated instruction and lots of fun in a selection of monthly classes. For anyone who has not attended these classes in the past, know that they include both an evening of detailed and entertaining instruction, as well as a full multi-course dinner in the form of the menu being taught. Classes make for a great night out, so tell your friends, sign up now and save the dates!

Each of the upcoming six classes feature a curriculum that both Jonathans selected in order to deliver excellent food and a great time.  Please take time to look at the schedule, descriptions and menus of upcoming classes below… Continue reading

The Jonathans Are Back in the Arboretum Kitchen – February 26th @ 6pm

The Jonathans
Big news folks! To kick-off a new cooking program, the Fullerton Arboretum has asked Jonathan Duffy Davis and Jonathan Dye to host the first cooking class of the 2015 season! We are happy to announce that on Thursday, February 26th at 6pm OurLocaltopia will be back in the Arboretum’s kitchen for a fun and educational demonstration style cooking class… And of course we want you to join us!

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