Menu announced for benefit dinner with Alice Waters & Homeless Garden Project

Homeless Garden Project’s Natural Bridges Farm, the site of a benefit dinner with Alice Waters on Oct. 13

The menu for tomorrow’s benefit dinner for Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, with special guest Alice Waters, has been announced.
Attendees will dine on delicious food created by four prominent local chefs, and the menu features produce from HGP’s farm plus other local treats (Companion Bakery bread, Fogline Farm sausage, etc.)

See below for details, and buy tickets for $200 — includes all food and local wine pairings — at www.alicewaters.homelessgardenproject.org. Online tickets will be sold until 2 p.m. on Oct. 13, unless the event sells out before then. Read more about the event in my preview article.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 with three separate passed appetizers:

1) Dinner Bell Chicken Liver Mousse on Companion Bakery Crostini
2) Oven-Dried Molino Creek Tomatoes with Thyme and Fresh Ricotta
3) Tart with Natural Bridges Farm Chard and Seasonal Herbs

The food continues with a sit-down three-course meal.

First Course: Endless Summer Salad of Natural Bridges mixed greens, roasted carrots and beets, fried padron peppers, fresh chevre

Second Course (vegetarian option available): Dinner Bell Heritage Grilled Chicken on a Sourdough Crouton topped with Fogline Farm Sausage, Mushroom Duxelles and Dry-Farmed Tomato-Basil Sauce with Natural Bridges Sautéed Greens

Third Course: Strawberry, lavender and almond trifle featuring Swanton Berry Farm strawberries and Natural Bridges Farm lavender

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