Spots available for Friday’s Farm to Table Beer Dinner at Chaminade in Santa Cruz

A previous Farm To Table Dinner at Chaminade in Santa Cruz

As of Thursday evening, there were still a few spots available for the September 14 Farm to Table Beer Dinner at Santa Cruz’s Chaminade Resort & Spa; see menu below. For reservations, call (831) 475-5600 – but act fast, these events are usually sell-outs.

The September 14 event is part of the 4th Annual Farm to Table Dinner Series. The Friday evening series began on June 1 and lasts until October. Usually the dinners highlight ingredients from local farms and wine from the Monterey Bay region but this particular evening’s beverage specialty is beer from local Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. For the September 14 menu, Executive Chef Beverlie Terra is incorporating fresh products from Route 1 Farms, Corralitos Honey, Seven Cats Farm, and Rebecca King’s Garden Variety Cheese.

The cost is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity, and this includes a five-course gourmet meal plus endless beer. A 6 p.m. reception features beer and appetizers. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to ask questions about the food and drinks; usually a few farmers and local vintners (or brewers, in this case) will be in attendance.

MENU

Reception appetizers
Lamb sausage bites
Heirloom tomato soup sips
Bison mini burgers
Cheese and honey spoons
Heirloom tomato pizzette
English pea crostini

Starter
Crisp pork belly with fig agrodolce
Creamy polenta

1st Course
Dandelion greens, kale, roast beets, heirloom tomato
Concasse, feta and roast pear salad

2nd Course
Beer can chicken
Roast vegetables and potatoes

Dessert
Vanilla bean yogurt panna cotta
Golden raspberries and honeycomb candy

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The Details
Farm to Table Dinner (sixth in series of seven)
September 14, 2012
6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner
Terrace Patio at Chaminade Resort, One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz 95065
(831) 475-5600
$80 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity