Los Angeles

Celebrating the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and “Field to the Fork”

santamonicamarket.jpg“Celebrate the Farmers’ Market” is a reception and dinner celebrating the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and honoring Josie LeBalch of Josie Restaurant and John Tenerelli of the Tenerelli Familiy Orchards.

When: Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Where: The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica 90401
Cost: $125 per person, available only in advance.

Secure your reservations by calling 310.455.0181 or by email to howell@sfma.net.

Proceeds of the event, which also includes a silent auction and raffle, will benefit the Southland Farmers’ Market Association, a nonprofit organization representing the interests of growers in California certified farmers’ markets.

Participating chefs include Raymond Alvarez (Border Grill), Josiah Citrin (Melisse), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station), Neal Fraser (Grace & BLD), Raymond Garcia (Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica), Mark Gold (Private Chef), Gwen Gulliksen (Artainable Cuisine), Andrew Kirschner (Wilshire), Josie LeBalch (Josie), Michael McCarty (Michael’s), Rich Mead (Sage & Sage On The Coast), Joe Miller (Bar Pinxto), Jessica Mortarotti (Carmela Ice Cream) Mark Peel (Campanile), Amy Sweeney & Benny Bohm (Ammo), Jeremy Tummel (Ciudad), Jason Travi (Fraiche), Terri Wahl (Auntie Em’s Kitchen), and Sherry Yard (Spago). The chefs will prepare a special dinner in partnership with farmers from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market.
fieldtothefork.jpgIf your travels take you south of Los Angeles, our colleagues in the Slow Food Temecula Valley convivium have asked us to share their invitation to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends to Field to the Fork, an event celebrating fresh, local, and sustainable foods.

When: Sunday, May 25, 2008 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm
Where: Leonesse Cellars, 38311 De Portola Road, Temecula 92592
Cost: $65 per person for tickets purchased in advance; $75 per person at the event. Advance tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets.

Wine and beer pairings will be available from local wineries and breweries.