Tickets available for Friday’s debut Pino Alto Farm to Table Dinner in Aptos

Kabocha harvest at Santa Cruz's Yellow Wall Farm, featured at Nov. 1 Farm to Table dinner at Pino Alto

Kabocha harvest at Santa Cruz’s Yellow Wall Farm, featured at Nov. 1 Farm to Table dinner at Pino Alto

As of Tuesday Oct. 29, there were still tickets available for the Nov. 1, 2013 Farm to Table Dinner at Pino Alto at Cabrillo College.

Executive Chef Beverlie Terra, who was with Santa Cruz’s Chaminade Resort for more than 20 years, has moved to Cabrillo College where she is an instructor. She’s kicking off a series of Farm to Table dinners at Pino Alto Restaurant, much like the ones she founded at Chaminade. I was a guest at a 2012 Chaminade Farm to Table dinner and greatly enjoyed it. Terra is a talented, creative chef who knows how to utilize farm-fresh products.

The dinners will be on Friday evenings at Pino Alto, located at Sesnon House on the Cabrillo campus. The first one, November 1, features Guglielmo Wines and Santa Cruz’s Yellow Wall Farm. The second event on November 8 features wine from Burrell School and highlights Fiesta Farms. For reservations, call (831) 479-6524.

The cost is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity, and this includes a four-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings. A reception prior to dinner features wine and appetizers.

NOVEMBER 1 MENU
6-6:30 p.m. Reception
Appetizers

• Slow roast pork belly bites on sugared Apple
• Deviled Eggs with Sweet Pepper
• Fig and proscuito Canapes
• Wontons with pumpkin and sage
• Crab cakes with pepper aioli
• Pork rilettes with crostini

Wines: 2012 Guglielmo Pinot Grigio and 2010 Guglielmo Sangiovese

6:30 p.m. Dinner

First Course: Kabocha gnocchi with porcini cream

Wine: 2012 Guglielmo TRE Chardonnay

Second: Little gem lettuce with beets, squash, feta and pomegranate vinaigrette

Wine: 2012 Guglielmo TRE Pinot Noir

Third: Lamb chops with pumpkin risotto

Wine: 2008 Guglielmo TRE Syrah

Fourth: Warm apple crumble with persimmon ice cream

Wine: Guglielmo Sparkling Almond Champagne

Location: Sesnon House: 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos 95003

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