Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dog Mountain Dinner a Smashing Success!

Last Saturday was wonderful. Forty people showed up to fill the picnic tables at Dog Mountain Farm and a fantastic crew of volunteers assisted Olaiya in dazzling their tastebuds. The tables were beautifully appointed, and the food sang with spice and color and Mediterranean bravado. All told, we raised over $2,500 for the Orphanage in Cura, making it one of the best Little Spark events ever! We are eternally grateful for everyone's support.

Prepping the Carrots

Kelsey Gathers Flowers for the Centerpieces

Quality Time with Shelby the Farm Dog

Judy and Hayden Set up the Picnic Tables

The Table Settings

Dog Mountain owners Cindy and David Share a Lighter Moment

Judy Returns with Freshly Picked Edible Flowers

Crostini Appetizer with Grilled Haloumi or Lamb

Hayden Takes a Minute to Talk about the Cura Orphanage

Olaiya Introduces the First Course and Wine Pairing

Soup is Served!

The Siel Party Enjoying Themselves

Alex Arranges Salads on the Staging Table

The Entree: Braised Pork with Polenta and Sweet and Hot Peppers

Meredith Smiling

Steve the Sommelier

Keena's Table Shares a Toast before the Main Course

Alex Pours for the Frenkel/Mullins Party

Molly's Table

Linette's Table

Volunteers Man the Dessert Assembly Line

Fennel Ice Cream with Grilled Apricot and Candied Pistachios

Dessert Didn't Last Long!

Unique Farm Dinner Experience: Carrying a Baby Goat