Farm-to-Table at its Best! Totally Local VC "Dinner at the Avocado Orchard"

When great wine and foods are properly paired, something magical happens. The food and wine enhance each other and thus turn a meal into a culinary experience.

This is what you can expect at this Thursday's "Dinner at the Avocado Orchard". Now in its sixth season, the "Dinner at..." series supports local agricultural charities via proceeds from these dinners. Set in amazing locations, these dinners pair the best chefs and wineries in Ventura County, much to the delight of those lucky enough to have purchased a ticket!

The dinner starts with an informal tasting of local wine, beer and liquors with passed appetizers. People are seated and then the magic happens. Each plate is paired with a different wine and then winery owner and chef get to discuss what each brings to the pairing. And speaking of the pairings, I've pasted the menu below. Hope to see you... at the Avocado Orchard!

TLVC Dinner Summer Menu at Cummings Ranch

Passed Appetizers

Cummings Ranch Avocado Fries with Earls Gone Wild BBQ sauce

Rio Gozo Farms Basil Pesto on croustini with roasted Houwelling’s grape tomatoes and buratta cheese


Course One

Petty Ranch Farms Dykon Radish Salad tossed in Japanese Plum dressing with Ocean Pride Seafood Salmon Roe on a bed of Rio Gozo Farms Radicchio

w/ Sauvignon Blanc

Course Two

Ocean Pride Seafood local Black Sea Bass on a bed of McGrath Family Farms English Sweet Pea and fennel mascarpone Risotto finished with a sweet pea puree

w/ Labyrinth Chardonnay

Course Three

Ventura Meat Company Spit Fire Roasted Jordi Chicken seasoned with Earls Gone Wild spice blend and glazed with Meyer Lemon and Habanero Marmalade on a bed of McGrath Family Farms Organic Baby Purple beans and Organic Baby Calabrese braised broccoli topped with Cummings Ranch Grilled Avocado quarters

w/ Pinot Noir – PINOCULES

Course Four

Ventura Meat Company Skinless Momofuku Pork Belly stew with Beluga lentils with a Petty Ranch Sugar beet Asian glazed McGrath Family Farms julienned Zephyr Squash, Rio Gozo Farms baby carrots and Prime time bell peppers salad

w/ Touriga Nacional

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