Eagle-Vail Community Garden announces 2015 Harvest Dinner
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What: Eagle-Vail Community Garden Harvest Dinner.
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9
Where: Eagle-Vail Community Garden, 538 Eagle Drive, Eagle-Vail.
Cost: Tickets are $75 per person, payable in advance and nonrefundable.
More information: The event is bring-your-own-beverage; bottle openers, ice, water and glassware are provided. For reservations and more information, contact Nancy Dowell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Dinner menu (served family style)
• Passed hors d’oeuvres: Bone-marrow crostini, with lemon marmalade and arugula; grilled lamb ribs with cucumber relish and yogurt
• Salad: Local tomatoes, with house-made ricotta, garden herbs, aged balsamic, extra virgin olive oil
• Entrée: Spice-rubbed Colorado beer tenderloin, with salsa verde, Olathe sweet corn, Palisade potatoes with fresh herbs, grilled asparagus with lemon oil
• Dessert: Palisade peaches, with caramel chiboust, cheesecake ice cream, almond crumble
EAGLE-VAIL — The annual four-course Harvest Dinner, hosted by Grouse Mountain Grill and served family-style in the Eagle-Vail Community Garden, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9. The dinner begins with passed hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., with family-style seating at long community tables, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated: 15 percent to the Community Garden and 85 percent to Eagle County Students in Transition.
“Part of our mission is nurturing generational relationships in our community, so a benefit for Students in Transition is a perfect fit for the garden,” said Christy Beidel, president of Eagle-Vail Community Garden. “Some of the students will be volunteering as servers to connect with the guests and personally express gratitude for their participation.
“It’s a beautiful thing to see people of all ages in our community enjoying each other and making Eagle County a better place. Not only that, the food is amazing, and it gives people a chance to see what’s growing in our garden, which is beautiful now. An organic farm-to-table, family-style dinner is something we all should experience more often,” Beidel said.
“We’re thrilled to host this event another year,” said Nancy Dowell, owner of Grouse Mountain Grill. “Our relationship with the Harvest Dinner started when our chef David Gutowski saw kids from Students in Transition working on plots as part of their life skills experience. He was so impressed with the program and their teacher, Donna Johnson, that he wanted to support the group. A community dinner seemed like a fun way to celebrate freshly harvested food and support a good cause at the same time. Because the food and staff is donated by Grouse Mountain Grill, the contribution of $75 per person paid by our wonderful community is entirely donated and is enough to make a difference.”
The Eagle-Vail Community Garden was founded in 2011 with a mission to provide Eagle-Vail residents the opportunity to grow organic food, create beauty, nurture relationships and connect to the environment and our food source, all while fostering a more sustainable community for everyone.