Feast! opened February 13, 2002. The 24×30 foot floor was clad in reclaimed hardwood, the walls a vibrant yellow with accents of burgundy red. The focal point at the center of the store was our olive oil table, a round table with an exquisite “olive tree” base shaped by bent and welded steel rods. It held a French bottle tree stocked with sparkling glass bottles ready for filling (and refilling) from big clear decanters of olive oils and vinegars.
The heart of the store was the open cheese case, stocked with about 40 artisan cheeses and 10 hams and salamis. There was also a small chalkboard menu of sandwiches easily made from the selections in the case. There were three monkeys: Kate Collier, Suzannah Kerr, and Eric Gertner.
Feast! has grown a lot since then. Kate and Eric got married and had a baby, Oscar. The store is almost 5,000 square feet. There are about 75 cheeses and 60 cured and deli meats. The lunch café serves a full menu daily and Feast! employs eighteen full-timers.
Feast! is a store that continues to grow from the passion and focus of its staff, both past and present, and from the feedback and intelligence of its customers. The development of this website is a recent endeavor and we see it as an opportunity to communicate our mission and grow with our community.