Local farm hosting all-you-can-eat rabbit dinner on Saturday

Countryside Farm was one of the first farms I visited in Austin.

It was 2008, my first year as a food writer, and I’d heard about Sebastien Bonneu, a French chef and pastry chef who had recently bought land and started raising chickens, ducks, rabbits, pigs and other animals to sell to local chefs and farmers market shoppers. Bonneu used his chef skills to make some charcuterie and other prepared products to sell to customers, too, but for the most part, he was the guy you’d go to if you needed a duck leg or a whole rabbit for a fancy dinner.

I went out to his farm and wrote a story about Bonneu and his wife and young daughter.

Countryside Farm owner Sebastien Bonneu has been raising animals on his property for about a decade, and this weekend, the French chef is hosting a family style, all-you-can-eat rabbit dinner. Nell Carroll/American-Statesman

Nine years later, they are still living and working the farm, and this weekend, they are hosting a big fancy dinner.

The all-you-can-eat rabbit dinner will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, starting with a tour of the farm (376 Jones Road,
Cedar Creek, Texas, 78612) and ending with a family-style feast. Tickets cost $50, and you can bring wine or other beverages. To reserve a seat, you can make a payment through Paypal to countrysidefarmproducts@gmail.com.

While you’re there, you can buy meat to grill later, the organizers note. Questions? You can text Sebastien directly: 512-363-2310

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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