Fans of chef Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, Mijita, and Public House, and Manzanita in Lake Tahoe) may want to take this opportunity to venture out of the city for ~FARM TO FEAST~, an evening of biodynamic food and wine plus an auction held on the grounds of idyllic Summerfield Farm on May 8th. She will also be cooking dinner alongside Duskie Estes and John Stewart of Sonoma County’s Zazu and Bovolo; orchestrating the menu and service is Nick Peyton, owner and maître d’ of Healdsburg’s Cyrus restaurant. Another participant is Jean Yves Charon of Galaxy Desserts. Special guest Randall Grahm—founder of Bonny Doon Vineyard and biodynamic pioneer—will lend his formidable wit as the featured speaker for the evening. He will also sign copies of his newest book (recently nominated for a James Beard Award), Been Doon So Long: A Randall Grahm Vinthology, and will donate a portion of the proceeds from books sold at the event to the Summerfield Waldorf School’s scholarship program.
Participating wineries to date include: Bonny Doon Vineyards, Davis Family Vineyards, Littorai, Martinelli Winery, Preston Vineyards, Quivira Vineyards and Winery, Sky Saddle Wines, and Small Vines Wines.
Farm to Feast is the main fundraiser for Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm’s ambitious scholarship program. 35% of the school’s students receive assistance in the form of scholarships. Last year over $700,000 in assistance was awarded. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the farm, and bid throughout the evening on one-of-a-kind experiences in live and silent auctions.
Saturday May 8, 2010
$150 per person
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm
655 Willowside Rd., Santa Rosa
707-575-7194, ext. 105