We have missed you. We hope with all our hearts that you are safe, healthy and taking good care of yourselves.
It’s been two months since the world as we know it turned upside down. During this time we’ve run the entire gamut of emotions (shock, disbelief, heartbreak, fear, frustration, hope) and considered every possible way to help protect our staff, our business, our future.
As you surely know, the food and hospitality sector has been uniquely hard hit through this period and yet, it’s been so inspiring to witness how our industry has risen to the challenge with ingenuity, generosity and perseverance.
Over and over, we’ve asked ourselves, How can we best serve our community through this unprecedented time in history? What makes sense for our small but passionate business that at its very core is about gathering together around food and creating shared experiences?
We have some ideas and we’ll be rolling out some fresh offerings over the coming weeks and months ahead, beginning with the first installment in a series of seasonal open fire cookbooks (see below for more details)! Even if we can’t feed you ourselves right now, we hope to inspire you to get outside and cook great food with your families and friends.
So many of you have reached out to us wondering how we are doing and what you can do to support us through this challenging time. Thank you. We can’t even begin to express how much this means to us. We are fortunate to have our health, our families, each other. We are in constant contact with our staff and we are making sure they have what they need to weather this storm.
We may be uncertain about what the future holds, but we are more certain than ever that we have been blessed with a wonderful, kind and supportive community, who we can’t wait to see again around the table one day soon. In the meantime, like our name, Tournant (a French word meaning “turning, revolving, evolving”), we’ll be dreaming up fresh new ways to feed, teach and engage with you.
If you have any thoughts, inspirations or questions you’d like to share with us, please feel free to respond to this email. As always, we remain at your service.
Sending love and peace to you all,
Mona + Jaret
PRE-ORDER YOUR TOURNANT eCOOKBOOK!
Soon we will be launching our Spring Farm to Fire eCookbook (aiming for this Memorial Day weekend!), which will be the first in a series of upcoming digital cookbooks inspired by the seasons.
Inside you’ll find fresh recipes bursting with spring ingredients like crisp radishes and sugar snap peas, verdant asparagus and fiddlehead ferns, earthy morel mushrooms, unctuous salmon and tender lamb—all accompanied by stunning and sumptuous photos by Eva Kosmas Flores.
In this eCookbook, we’ll also share a bit about our food philosophy and the basics of open fire cooking, including our suggested equipment and tools for fire cookery and the techniques we employ, such as hang-roasting, cedar-planking, and how to fire-roast fish on a board.
Purchase your pre-sale copy now and you’ll be invited to an exclusive online Zoom Open Fire Cooking Class with us where we’ll talk shop, answer questions and create a recipe from the cookbook together!