Silver City, NM — The CLAY Festival Farm-To-Table Fundraiser on July 22 will be an extravaganza you won't want to miss! It will showcase locally grown food from Silver City Farmer's Market. The menu of chilled beet and chipotle soup, pit-roasted lamb, black beans, nopales con queso fresco, blue corn mesquite tortillas, salad, and a special dessert will be prepared by local chefs from your favorite Silver City restaurants. Chefs from Brazzas Grill, Shevek's Casual, Diane's Restaurant, Revel, Bad Ass Bakery, and La Bonita Bakerywill be preparing the special menu. Local teens participating in a summer youth internship program through the Volunteer Center, Rooted, will grow the greens and vegetables that will be used in the salad. And, youths in the Community Youth Building Program will be trained in food service to serve at this special event.
Gruet Winery will provide the wine and the pairings will be chosen by Gruet Operations Manager Michael Dominguez. Gruet is located near the Elephant Butte Reservoir in New Mexico, and the Gruet family has been growing grapes and producing wine since 1952 in France.
In keeping with the spirit of CLAY, dining participants will bring their favorite ceramic place setting to dine on and the best place setting will be awarded a Coach Massage gift certificate. Funds raised will help support the CLAY Festival in its efforts to foster an entrepreneurial spirit that engages local businesses, artists, and the global community in a unified enthusiasm for CLAY leading to rural economic sustainability. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Volunteer Center's Food Bank and the Silver City Farmer's Market.
Join us at this elegant opening celebration of the CLAY Festival on Saturday, July 22 from 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $100 per guest. You won't find a more local, grass-roots meal than this one, honoring the connection that the foods we eat have to the earth, mud, dirt, and CLAY.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.clayfestival.com/store/p106/farmtotable.