Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pop-Up Little Farm Fresh Farm Stand is coming to Fiore Market Cafe

We are looking to bring Jennifer and James from Little Farm Fresh to Fiore Market Cafe on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00pm. They’ll set up their farm stand for two hours. Little Farm Fresh is a fantastic urban farm where Jennifer and James grow some really unique vegetable and herbs. They currently sell their produce at three farmer’s markets in the LA area.

We plan to get started in the next few weeks. Hope you’ll stop by to check it out.

We have been more than a little obsessed with tomatoes and figs. The season will end soon, but offer them until the bitter end. The tomato sandwiches have been a huge hit. We’ve been so lucky to get local tasty tomatoes.

We’ll have the tomato sandwich again tomorrow. I got some heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market in Beverly Hills and some miniature heirlooms from Jennifer and James.

Piry Time Saturday Night

Piry Chavarin will be playing a 45 minute set Saturday Night at Fiore Market Cafe from 6:45 til 7:30pm. Stop by to hear him perform.

Friday Night Riner Scivally plays his jazz guitar. Stop by. He plays from 6:45 til 7:30pm

Two New Classes Scheduled for September

Next bread class is scheduled for Tuesday September 11th at 7:00pm. See the classes link for more information.

Next pizza class is scheduled for Tuesday September 25th at 7:00pm. See the classes link for more information.

Onika Time

Onika, played her accordion Friday evening at Fiore Market Cafe. It was quite fun. Her music is lively and spirited. We hope she’ll come back again.

Here are a few photographs from the evening.




Frank Gallagher and his lovely girl “Kit”

Music Tomorrow Night

Friday night we will have  Onika, an accordionist  playing on the patio from 6:45 til 7:30. Stop by to hear some really fascinating music.

We have Classic Strawberry Jam and Black Mission Fig Conserve with Green Chilis. They both sell for $7.50 a jar.

Last Night’s Jam Class

We had a great jam class last night. Thanks to Greta Dunlop from the South Pasadena Farmer’s Market for her guidance with our first jam class. Hopefully we can put this class in the rotation with the other classes that we offer at Fiore Market Cafe.

Here are quite a few photographs from the class. Mackenzie took the photographs for us. Hope you enjoy them.

Because of the jam class we now have jams on the counter for sale. We have a classic strawberry jam and a fig conserve with green chili from the garden. Both are $7.50 a jar.

Working on having the pork belly sandwich with the fig conserve for Friday and Saturday.

We are almost completely out of the garden tomatoes. How did that happen so fast?

I plan to offer two classes in September. The bread class and pizza class. I will have the dates posted by Sunday night.

Tomato Sandwiches

Last week I mentioned the story behind the tomato sandwiches. My cousin Dan taught me how to make the tomato sandwich over 35 years ago. Well it turns out, according to his older brother Terry their old man, my uncle, their father Vince taught them  how to make the tomato sandwich. All along I thought Dan was the culinary genius of the Gallagher household, but it turns out it was his Papa. Bravo, Uncle Vince, Bravo. Thanks for the inspiration that found it’s way to our little cafe in South Pasadena.

More tomatoes arrived today. We’ll have tomato sandwiches again tomorrow.

Our first jam class is tomorrow. We do have a full class, but I will make the class flyer available to everyone on Wednesday.

Here are a few photographs from today.

Sage’s Figs

Sage and his wife Sweet P come to Fiore often. Today Sage surprised us with a white bag of figs from his yard. The darker one is black mission. I’m not sure the name of the green one. When he has a bucket full of figs from the trees I will make a Sage and Sweet P Jam. A limited edition of course.

Got some new local heirloom tomatoes today. They’re really nice. Therefore we will have tomato sandwiches tomorrow. The seitan arrives tomorrow. I will prepare it in the afternoon and have it ready for Friday morning. The Sirachi BBQ sauce that we baste the seitan with is really nice. It’s not to spicy with just the right amount of kick and flavor. It’s totally vegan!!!
There are 2 spots left for Tuesday’s Jam Class.

First Crop of Tomatoes All Gone

The first crop of tomatoes are all but gone. There are a few left but the rest have been eaten mostly by people eating tomato sandwiches. When I was a kid growing up outside Chicago I was introduced to tomato sandwiches by my cousin Dan. He would take two slices of Wonder bread. Spread mayo on both sides and then layer  the bread with thick slices of tomatoes. Then he would sprinkle salt and pepper on the tomatoes. Back then we didn’t have Kosher or sea salt we only used the iodized salt that came in the blue carton. We didn’t know any better. The sandwiches were great. I think our version is a little better. Sorry Dan, but the addition of burratta cheese and Fiore’s homemade pesto adds some great flavor to already great tomatoes.

Pork belly will be on strike this weekend. I know I said we would have pork belly sandwiches with the fig jam, but I changed my mind. We are going vegan for the weekend. We’ll bring back the Sirachi BBQ Seitan sandwiches with the homemade pickles and Asian slaw. It was a big hit the last time we ran it.

Remember we have music on Friday night. Riner will be here playing his jazz guitar.

Onika Pianist/Vocalist/ Accordian player will play Friday the 17th at 6:45pm. Stop by. Her music is very interesting.

Here are a few photographs from the day:

Riner Scivally to play jazz guitar Friday August 10th

Riner will play from 6:30 til about 7:15. He is a local South Pasadenian who we have known since we opened the doors to Fiore. Stop by and listen to his music. We will also have affogato and maybe grilled pizzas.

Here are a few more photographs from the day.