Natural California, Reception & Dinner

Big Sur Lodge Invites you to a special event:
Restoring California

With the Big Sur Lodge at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, WildBigSur and PelicanNetwork present a reception and dinner about the California we love and [are] learning to restore. In this series of talks, receptions and dinners we will offer the exciting artistic and scientific work of learning about the real California. What is so great about natural California and how and why we can bring it back is the theme of this series.

Our first event features the wonderfully knowledgeable and affable director of the University of California ecological reserve in Carmel Valley. Dr. Mark Stromberg has created a significant book, California Grasslands.

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Fireside lounge, Big Sur Lodge
Reception 5:30 pm
Special Musical and Culinary Treats
Wine by Heller Estates in Carmel Valley
Dinner in the Redwoods Room 7 pm

Dr. Mark Stromberg
Resident Reserve Director, Hastings Natural History Reserve,
University of California, Berkeley

Reception and Dinner:
There is no cost to attend this reception. Contributions are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Community Garden at the Big Sur Captain Cooper School.
The wine paired dinner with the author will feature local native foods truthfully and exquisitely prepared by the Big Sur Lodge Head Chef Joel Manriquez. He is preparing special recipes for smoked wild boar, abalone, quail and of the incredible bounty of edible plants of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Award winning organic wines are by Heller Estates of Carmel Valley.
Cost for the dinner is $65 a person.
For more information and to make a dinner reservation:
or, call Jack at 831 667 2025

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