An alfresco dinner prepared by chef Nicci Tripp (see post above!), and matched by wines from downtown Santa Cruz’ enoteca VinoCruz will include a farm tour guided by organic growers Rich and Laura Everett. The wine pairings to accompany each of six courses, will be presented by VinoCruz’ glamorous and very knowledgeable oenophiles, J-P Correa and Jeffery Kongslie. Author of Fields That Dream, a Journey to the Roots of Our Food, Jenny Kurzweil, will be among the guests, at the farm located at 2111 Old San Jose Road (831/566-0472).

Organized by 50 Mile Radius, the event celebrates our celebrated local bounty and some of its top producers. More than simply a designer dinner, this event promises to be a close encounter with brilliantly-prepared foods, enjoyed on the very spot that produces it. The time of year is perfect for a long, leisurely, alfresco meal.
Tickets, priced at $165, are available at the 50 Mile Radius website. For more information and reservations call 831/621-3794.