It’s the third annual Culture, Of Course! benefit dinner and it promises four courses of delicious food, fun and fundraising for the daily operations and financial security of the LCCC.
The first course, which will begin at 5:30 pm, will feature appetizers prepared and served by the Taft High Culinary Team, and sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Attendees can enjoy these nibbles along with a glass of wine, from Willamette Valley Vineyards or Eola Hills Winery, while shopping the Culture, Of Course! Silent Auction. Items up for bid include everything from a cocktail party at an LCCC supporter’s home to a side of grass-fed beef, along with wonderful gift certificates for dining, services, art and more.
At 7 pm, the silent auction will close and the action will move into the auditorium for the second course: a lovely seasonal salad provided by Chef Brooke Price of the Side Door Café. Volunteer servers will clear the salad plates, and then present the main course: a beautiful plate of alder-plank roasted salmon, prepared right outside the center doors by Chefs Rob Pounding and Josh Anderson, of the Blackfish Café. It will come with vegetables, prepared on site in the LCCC commercial kitchen, and fresh baguettes donated by Hearth & Table. The fourth course will be a platter of miniature desserts, prepared by Pastry Chef Michelle Robben, of My Petite Sweet, and freshly brewed Cape Foulweather Coffee.
The evening’s festivities, led by emcee Keith Altomare, will include live music, with selections by loop-cellist Billy Mickelson, singer-songwriter Tom Owczarzak, and the duo Pipedance. The schedule also includes the drawing for the Culture, Of Course! 50/50 Raffle, with chances sold throughout the evening. The raffle’s grand prize is half the gross receipts (anywhere between $1,000 and $6,000). Chances are $20 each, and you need not be present to win.
There are two ways to enjoy the second Culture, Of Course! Tickets for the full evening, with four courses of food and entertainment, are $75 each. Seating is limited to 100. A vegetarian option is available, but must be ordered in advance. Tickets for just the first course, including appetizers, one glass of wine and the silent auction, are $25 each.
Culture, Of Course! is sponsored by The Blackfish Café, Side Door Café, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, My Petite Sweet, Hearth & Table Restaurant and the Oregon Coast TODAY
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