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)
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.
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.
|Executive Chef Dean Sprague
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
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
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
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.
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
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
A luxury party package for your favorite prince or princess!
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.
A huge GROW Local South Texas ‘Thank You’ to all of our 2017 Farm to Table Dinner Sponsors.
ALCATRA Sustaining Level Sponsors
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|
State Farm Insurance Agent
|Hearing Aid Company of Texas||General|