Forgive me for the Dizzy Gillespie riff, I could not resist.
This Tour de France in New York, a group of restaurants that is not a bicycle race, after the Tainted Love period we had with Tomatoes, offers New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple a Tomato Festival from August 15 to August 24th (2008).
According to their PR stuntman, Amir Kashfi, some of the offerings include ( I quote): Cured Salmon and marinated grape & cherry tomatoes, mint earl grey - tomato water & orange at Marseille or a Tomato Tart of sheep's milk ricotta & summer squash at Nice Matin. Dig into the Smoked trout with yellow tomato confit at Maison. Finish off with Tomato Melba for dessert served with tomato raspberry sauce and roasted almond whipped cream at Le Monde.
As you can see this Tour de France is heavily influenced by newspapers titles.
Other upcoming foodies events include the Carmel Tomato Fest on September 14 and The 12th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival on Saturday, September 6.
Also worth mentioning in the East Nashville Tomato Art Festival which started on August 9 (my Illustration above)...
All this might have got you imagination cooking!