Here's a great dinner to benefit Trout Unlimited's Save Bristol Bay campaign.
The dinner, to be prepared by chef Ali Ghiorse, features organic, sustainable and carefully sourced ingredients, including grilled Bristol Bay salmon, cornbread made from freshly milled, local corn, heirloom squash, heirloom beans, hand-harvested wild rice, salads, bread and petite sweets. Wines are by Michel-Schlumberger and Rodney Strong vineyards and the beer is a pale ale by Marin Brewing Company. Hosted by Savory Thymes at Hillside Gardens, the event will take place in a lovely garden terrace setting and outdoor ampitheater, as well as in a spacious living room.
Bristol Bay in a remote, rugged part of Alaska, is home to 10% of the entire planet's salmon runs. The pristine rivers of Bristol Bay and the surrounding ecosystem is under threat from the proposed Pebble Mine, which would be one of the world's largest open pit mines with an earthen dam purported to be larger than the Three Gorges Dam in China. Toxic metals that might leach into the waters could be catastrophic to salmon and wildlife, and also harm native communities and water quality.
This intimate, exclusive event is being hosted by Savory Thymes at Hillside Gardens in Mill Valley, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $125 per person and include a Fall Harvest Dinner, a signed copy of "Red Summer" by Bill Carter, and a chance to win a framed image by National Geographic photographer Michael Melford, who will present a special slide show preview of images from Bristol Bay featured in the upcoming Dec. 2010 issue of the magazine.
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