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10314(CA) Fund-raiser showcases local produce

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  • AnimalConcerns.org
    May 1, 2006
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      Last year about this time, hundreds sat at linen-clad tables under the
      stars and dined on purple potato-stuffed flatbread and spiced
      meatballs served with a fava bean puree.

      Tiny savory pies made with local ingredients floated from hand to
      mouth. Guests sipped wine featuring Brentwood- and Oakley-grown
      grapes. A good time was had by all.

      It's fitting, say organizers of the Brentwood Agricultural Land Trust
      annual fund-raiser, to have the event outdoors on the very soil that
      yields the area's succulent fruits and vegetables. The formal,
      $150-a-person celebration is for people who support the agricultural
      culture here. And it's for people who are passionate about food.

      Each year, chefs from around the Bay Area, some quite famous, descend
      on the area to serve a five-course, 12-plate meal made with locally
      grown ingredients. And though the menu isn't quite ready for this
      year's event, planned for May 20, organizers are already expecting
      some 300 people. Tickets are selling like home-made hot cakes.

      "Last year, we had all these meat-eaters and they were just dying over
      this vegan stuff," said local farmer Kristie Knoll, one of the event's
      main coordinators.
      ...
      The dinner will go from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m., May 20, at Tamayo Family
      Vineyards, 11670 Byron Highway. For information or tickets, call
      925-634-6738, or go to www.brentwoodaglandtrust.org.

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      full story:
      http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/14471244.htm

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