Our friends in the Ojai convivium have shared news of an event that will be of interest to all fans of Harry’s Berries:
On Sunday, July 16, 2006 Slow Food members and friends of Slow Food will have a unique opportunity of visiting Southern California’s premiere strawberry grower and then enjoying a special dinner featuring the produce from that farm.
The strawberry farm is Harry’s Berries in Oxnard. For those who frequent our local farmers’ markets, Harry’s Berries needs no introduction. For those who don’t, ask anyone who does and they will sing the praises of their delectable berries (and cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and other goodies).
The dinner will be hosted by chef Tim Kilcoyne at his Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura. Tim is a big fan of Harry’s Berries and a devoted patron of local farmer’s markets.
The tour of the farm will start at 4:00pm. Dinner will follow. Dinner will feature a four-course meal and cost $50 for Slow Food members and $60 for nonmembers. A flight of wines selected to match each course will be available for an extra charge, and tax and gratuity are extra.
You can make a reservation by emailing the Sidecar Restaurant at reservations [at] thesidecarrestaurant [dot] com or by calling them at 805.653.7433. When you make your reservation, please leave or send your email address so they can send you directions to the farm and the restaurant. Also, you will need to leave a credit card number to guarantee your space.
Don’t miss a unique opportunity to savor one of our region’s true gems at the height of the season!