|Boulder County farmers lost entire crops after floods ravished their fields -- and Mateo, a Boulder restaurant, is doing its part to raise money for those farmers.|
We have a winner of our Mateo "Provence to Lyons" flood relief benefit contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to tell us, in twenty words or less, why they're craving a spectacular meal. Congratulations to Matt Reilly, whose words won us over. Matt, we'll send you an e-mail with info about how to claim your prize.
Original post: Last month's raging floods submerged way, way too many of our state's farms, especially in Boulder County, where farmers continue to reel from the complete loss of their crops -- tomatoes, lettuces, broccoli and beets all washed away by the deluge of unrelenting water.
Numerous restaurants in Boulder are rallying behind those farmers by hosting flood relief fundraisers, including Mateo. On October 8, several chefs, local producers and bartenders, including Kelly Whitaker (Basta), Ann Cooper (Boulder Valley School District), Will and Coral Frischkorn (Cured), Jen Bush (Lucky's Bakehouse & Creamery) and Bryan Dayton (Oak at Fourteenth and Acorn) will join Mateo chef Nate Bychinski for a "Provence to Lyons" flood relief dinner, which will benefit the farms and ranches in Lyons -- a community that suffered devastating losses from the downpour.
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