I get invited to a fair number of events, but this is definitely one of a kind. Coming up on Saturday May 21st is the ~SWAMP CABBAGE WILD GAME & FORAGED FEAST FUNDRAISER~, a fundraiser for the post-production of Swamp Cabbage (a documentary by Hayley Downs and Julie Kahn), and hosted by Savory Thymes.
The menu is looking straight-up wild (no joke): with chicharrones by Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats; Mendocino wild boar prosciutto, harvested by Hayley Downs and Farmer John, and cured by Morgan Maki; spring fry by Davey Jones Deli; Dungeness crab crack, provided by Monterey Fish Market, and prepared by Kayne Raymond and Joel Raass; wild-caught raccoon stew, provided by Joe Debine, and prepared by James Goldman and James Stolich; Rocky Mountain elk chili, hunted by Jeff Heath, and prepared by Nate Dorris; wild boar sausage and Bellwether crescenza beehive oven flatbread and spring onion and mozzarella beehive oven flatbread, harvested by Hayley Downs and Farmer John; sausages by Morgan Maki, prepared by Ali Ghiorse, Kayne Raymond, and Joel Raass; wild mushroom soup, prepared by Ali Ghiorse; wild nettle surprise, prepared by Andrew Pimlott and Susan Kim; Tierra beans and bloody butcher corn bread, grown by Tierra Vegetables, and prepared by Ali Ghiorse; plus a whole slew of desserts. Plus beer and wine and other fine beverages (click the event for the full lineup).
I’m going to be a judge in the JERK OFF JERKY TASTING (with Helge Hellberg), and there’s also going to be a PICKLE PARTY SMACK DOWN (with Sandor Katz), and music by Chicken Paw, Middle Maki, and DJ Matt Weeder. As the announcement states, “Surly children and vegetarians welcome!” Tickets are limited, and range from $75-$500 (remember, it’s a fundraiser, so do what you can); click here for yours. 6pm-9pm at Hillside Gardens in Mill Valley.
Saturday May 21, 2011
$75 and up