Farm to Fork Gala Dinner, benefiting Community Bridges

Farm to Fork Gala Dinner, benefiting Community Bridges
Event on 2016-07-30 17:30:00
Eat, drink, and make a difference!

You're invited to Community Bridges' first-ever Farm to Fork Gala Dinner, supporting all 10 of our programs, and the 27,000 local kids, families and seniors we reach.

This Farm to Fork Gala Dinner will include live music by Olde Blue, a live auction, beer from World Beer Cup winners Discretion Brewing, wine from our region, and a multiple course, locally sourced gourmet dinner by renowned chef Jonnatan Leiva (menu below).

Leiva, a Chronicle Rising Star Chef honoree, has trained with top chefs in Paris, New York, and throughout the Bay Area. He served as executive chef at the Jack Falstaff restaurant in San Francisco, guest chef at the James Beard Foundation Dinner, and ran kitchens at high-profile restaurants in New York like 10 Downing, The Lion, and Saxon+Parole. Recently, Leiva moved back to Northern California, where he has been working to open his own brick and mortar location in the Bay Area, all while consulting for top restaurants like Penrose in Oakland, the Thomas in Napa, and the online social dining start-up, Eatwith.

All proceeds from this event will support the ten programs of Community Bridges: Elderday Adult Day Health Care, Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County, Lift Line, Child & Adult Care Food Program, Child Development Division, Women, Infants & Children (WIC), La Manzana Community Resources, Live Oak Community Resources, Mountain Community Resources, and Nueva Vista Community Resources.

The Farm to Fork Gala Dinner menu, featuring produce generously donated by Lakeside Organic Gardens and Watsonville Coast Produce:

Tasty Bites:
~ Farmer's cheese with burnt tomatoes, thyme & honey
~ Country pork pâté with peach marmalade
~ Corn on the cob with chile lime sauce & cotija cheese
Land & Sea:
~ Heirloom tomatoes with watermelon, radish, salsa verde
~ Grilled shrimp with avocado, serrano chile, leche de tigre
From the Flame:
~ Wood grilled pork shoulder with local herbs, rustic corn pudding & charred onions
~ Fire roasted chicken with butter clams, chorizo, chickpeas, fennel & garlic toast
~ Vegetarian substitute (upon advanced request): Red Quinoa with dill, leeks, basil & grilled vegetables
Sweets from the Farm:
~ Rustic Strawberry Shortcake with strawberry-vanilla syrup & Marianne's organic ice cream.
To Drink:
~ Beer from World Beer Cup winners Discretion Brewing, wine from our region, water and organic lemonade.

Thank you to our sponsors:
System Studies | California Giant Berry Farms | Santa Cruz County Bank | LPL Financial | Bay Federal Credit Union | Tilapia Film | Hive Event Planning & Design | Santa Cruz County Parks | Watsonville Coast Produce, Inc. | Lakeside Organic Gardens

Questions? Please contact us at or 831-688-8840 x207.

at Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
100 Aptos Creek Road
Aptos, United States

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