Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser

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    Join GROW Local South Texas for
    Churrasco!: Our 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser.

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 5:30PM  | Art Center of Corpus Christi | 100 N. Shoreline (map)

    2017’s Guest Chef: Executive Chef Dean SpragueOmni Corpus Christi Hotel
    Exlusively Crafted Beer: Churrasco!, by Lazy Beach Brewing
    Live Music: Arcade Hustlers

    Our 2016 Farm to Table Dinner: Spanish Market and Paella Party

    Locally-grown produce is in abundance, literally surrounding you. The delicate, spicy aroma of grilled beef, pork, venison, wild boar, quail, and chicken drifts through the air.

    The soft strains of live music embrace the surrounding wood and earthen tones immersing you in the sights and sounds of the evening. During cocktail hour, you enjoy a local beer brewed especially for this magical evening.

    Dinner is served! A small army of pasadores roam nearby armed with skewers of locally-grown meats and produce. Their well-trained hands slice hearty portions directly onto your plate.

    You check your silent auction bid for the sailing trip while you sip locally made wine. Not to worry: you’re still the high bidder. Have you saved room for dessert?

    Abundance. Community. Local Food
    A rodizio-style meal never before seen in South Texas.
    You are at Churrasco!

    The GROW Local South Texas’ Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser is The Coastal Bend’s culinary event of the year where careful attention is given to finding the best, most fresh and locally-available ingredients to create a meal grown or produced within 200 miles of Corpus Christi.

    Every year we partner with local farms and producers for this special, one-night-only menu designed to support our efforts to expand the availability of fresh, local and sustainably-grown food in South Texas. 2016’s Dinner brought more than 30 local and regional food producers and 6 chefs together. 2017 will be even bigger, all for you to enjoy this one-of-a-kind delicious local meal.

    All proceeds benefit GROW Local South Texas’ programs including The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers’ Market, The Learning Garden, BAWKtoberfest, our Educational Program, After School Garden Club and more. Limited seating available.

    The stars of the show! These industrious food producers are trailblazers, leading the way to a healthier Coastal Bend. All located within 200 miles of your dinner seat, they put the food in local food system. Many of them will be in attendance.
    Seasonal availability becomes more clear as the date of the event approaches so check often for updates.

    Becker Vineyards Bread Wagon Christy’s Creative Country Mess
    D’Lish Foods The Exchange Four String Farm
    Fredericksburg Farms From the Garden Fulton Kettle Corn
    Future Focus Farms Fynn Nikki’s Gluten Free Goodies Ghraowi Chocolate Company
    Green Light Coffee Gringa’s Hamlin Fountain and Gifts
    Joint Venture Sandwich Shop J.W. Chisolm Farm Kacee Bones
    Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms Knolle Farm & Ranch Bed & Breakfast Lazy Beach Brewing
    Like It or Lump It Miller Farms Raw Milk Palo Verde Cattle
    Pecking Order Farm The Post at Lamar Park Rabbit Run Farms
    Robertson’s Produce & Fresh Eggs Daily Sarah’s Yum Yums The Srubar Cottage
    Terra Madre Mini Farm Texas Olive Ranch Texas Quail Farms
    Vino Mio Social Club Whole Earth Farm  Xochicalli Gardens

    Once posted, the menu might change due to unforeseen changes in produce availability. We sincerely apologize as we are not able to accommodate substitutions or allergies but please feel free to contact us with any questions.

    We are pleased to present the lead chef for this year’s dinner, Omni Corpus Christi Hotel Executive Chef Dean Sprague…and he’s bringing his entire team. Learn more about Chef Dean here.

    Executive Chef Dean Sprague
    Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
    supported by:
    Chefs of The Coastal Bend
    American Culinary Institute
    Texas Chefs Association

    This year, we are adding a short, live auction program to our evening. Thank you to all of the amazing donors that contributed to our 2017 auctions.

    Live Auction Program

    Set Your Garden Apart
    Donated by: Fencing Inc. of Texas

    Nothing sets a backyard garden apart like a beautiful fence. Enclose your existing garden or use a new fence as  inspiration to create the garden of your dreams. Fencing Inc. will build a 4′ high, 30′ x 30′ (or equivalent) wood-framed, field fence around your existing or future garden. They’ve built all the fencing at The Learning Garden and can’t wait to bring that magic to your home.

    Value of item can be applied to any fencing project.

    Wednesday Night Sailboat Race Adventure
    Donated by: John Bell

    Join Captain John Bell on the 34-foot J105 “Kinderspel2” to race in the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races at the Corpus Christi Marina. You and up to three additional guests (4 persons total) will show up at 5:30 PM, board the boat, hit the starting line off the Lawrence Street T-Head, and race to a mark out in the Bay, returning to the dock about 7:30 pm (depending on the wind).

    No experience necessary, but you may risk learning something about sailing.  Depending on the wind and waves, you may be in a splash zone during parts of the race. Guests may bring their own drinks.

    Padre Island Staycation For 4
    Donated by: JJ Hart, Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort and A La Mode Gelateria

    Enjoy a Padre Island staycation in style with a 2-night stay at a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath Nemo Cay Resort condominium. During the day, explore Schlitterbahn with (4) 1-day passes and enjoy desert with a $25 gift card to A la Mode Gelateria.

    Corpus Christi Marina Sail For 6
    Donated by: Texas State Roofing Company

    Bring your crew down to the Corpus Christi Marina and embark on up to four hours of carefree sailing on Corpus Christi Bay! Accompanied by 5 of your favorite people, come aboard the 45 foot Huntress Too sailing yacht. Your choice of beverages is included, along with a $100 Landry’s gift card which can be used while sailing or after your adventure.

    Little Prince or Princess Luxury Party Package
    Disney on Ice in Style!
    Donated by: American Bank

    A luxury party package for your favorite prince or princess!
    Invite 30 of your closest friends to enjoy Disney on Ice in style! American Bank will donate their luxury corporate suite at American Bank Center with 30 tickets for the Disney on Ice show on Sunday, May 7 at 3:30. Package includes a $200 food and beverage credit.

    Port Aransas Staycation For 6
    Donated by: Peterson Development and Port Royal Ocean Resort and Conference Center

    Enjoy a Padre Island staycation in style with a 2-night stay at the beautiful Sandpiper Condominium. During the day, lounge by one of the largest pools in Texas with a 6-person day pass to Port Royal Ocean Resort, complete with poolside cabana.

    Our silent auction allows you to bid on amazing items while you dine. A big GROW Local South Texas ‘Thank You’ to all of our silent auction donors.

    Silent Auction Donors
    American Detail Supply Aquaria Services, Inc. Artistic Flowers
    Bellino’s Ristorante Italiano Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele Black Tie Roses
    Charms Amusements Chiron Holistic Christy’s Creative Country Mess
    Coastal Spa | MD Coastal Trailer Trash Corpus Christi Hooks
    Eden Laser Medspa and Salon Lori Edwards Francisco’s Salon
    Hamlin Fountain and Gifts Harbor Playhouse Home Depot
    Colleen Johnson
    The Joy of Jewelry K Space Contemporary
    Kailo Communications Studio Knolle Farm & Ranch Bed & Breakfast La Palmera
    Lowe’s Marina Arts District Massage Center
    Massage Therapy by Jessica M. Hernandez LMT  NativeDave.com Noblest Photography
    Nuluv Goat Milk Products ReVelations Kimberly Rios
    Southern Beauty Skin Care Southwest Airlines Tula Blue
    Tractor Supply Tula Blue Turner’s Gardenland
     Vela Dental Center Cheryl Votzmeyer   Your Personal Best
    Training Studio

    A huge GROW Local South Texas ‘Thank You’ to all of our 2017 Farm to Table Dinner Sponsors.

    ALCATRA Sustaining Level Sponsors

    AEP Texas

     Rock Engineering & Testing Laboratory

    PINCANHA Supporting Level Sponsors
    Charms Amusements Coastal Trailer Trash  Marina Arts District
      Massage Center Park Fowler & Co. Texas State Roofing Company
    PAMONHA Base Level Sponsors
    ACFILTERSTORE.COM American Detail Supply Bay Area Landscape Nursery
    DGreenFilmz  Gill Landscape Nursery  IBC Bank
    Hank and Patty Nuss

    Driscoll Children’s Hospital  Vegetables and Postage
    Gill Landscape Nursery Wine Bar and Coffee Bar
    John and Judy Hogge  Live Music and Dessert Bar
    Callie and Rajan Ahuja General
    Fulton Construction  Cocktail Hors D’oeuvres
    Hose of South Texas Pit Master
    Fencing Inc. of Texas  Linens
    Emily Longueira,
    State Farm Insurance Agent
    General
    Hearing Aid Company of Texas General

    Frank Arriaga, Jr. Art Center of Corpus Christi Bellino’s Ristorante Italiano
    Black Tie Roses Bradshaw Auctions Butler Signature Events
    Chefs of The Coastal Bend
    American Culinary Institute
    Texas Chefs Association
    D’Lish Foods Fredericksburg Farms
    Fulton Kettle Corn Fynn Nikki’s Gluten Free Goodies Hamlin Fountain and Gifts
    Iconic Sign Group J. M. Davidson, Inc. J.W. Chisolm Farm
    Joint Venture Sandwich Shop Kacee Bones Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms
    Knolle Farm & Ranch Bed & Breakfast Like It or Lump It Marina Arts District
    MoodWoo Creative Noblest Photography Paella Del Sol
    Palo Verde Cattle The Post at Lamar Park Sarah’s Yum Yums
    Executive Chef Dean Sprague
    Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
     Texas Olive Ranch Vino Mio Social Club
    Woodstock Tree Surgeons