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2015 Sustainable Chef Dinner Series
The Green Building at The Habitat
Carmel, CA
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Join us for this one-of-a-kind dining experience at the award-winning, 10-acre Hilton Bialek Habitat environmental education center at the mouth of Carmel Valley.

Each month, we will feature a local chef who will create a sustainable feast for 30 lucky attendees. Guests will enjoy produce grown just steps away in the surrounding organic gardens or sourced directly from small farms in our region. Best efforts will be made to source all proteins locally & sustainably to ensure the highest quality and minimal impact on the environment.

All net proceeds from these dinners will go directly towards supporting the vital work of MEarth (pronounced Me-Earth) in our community: www.MEarthCarmel.org.

Thursday, October 15th |  Featuring Executive Chef Zachary Mazi of LionFish SupperClub



Pumpkin and Squash Borani Kadoo | roasted squashes | spices | Garden Variety sheep yogurt | mint
A Delicate Affair | radishes | butter | sea salt | chamomile

Seated Dinner

Cream of Chanterelle Soup | chanterelle mushrooms* | fennel | leek | chicken stock | creme fraiche | herbs
*Foraged by Chef Zachary in Oregon
Fall Nicoise Salad | pork belly | squash | beets | green bean | basil | tomato | egg | anchovy | olives | mustard dressing


Chai-poached Pear Crisp | salted brandy caramel | brown butter crumble | housemade candy-cap ice cream


5:30pm (optional) | Organic Garden Tour + Overview of Hilton Bialek Habitat History and MEarth programs

6pm | Dinner Begins *Please note that since the building is technically on school grounds, no alcoholic beverages will be served at the dinner. Chefs will prepare some inspired "mocktails" that will be creatively paired with courses for your enjoyment.

The purchase of tickets is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  

Previously featured Chefs:

Chef James Anderson | Affina
Chef Brad Briske | La Balena & Mixologist Katie Blandin | Bar Cart Cocktail Co.
Chef John Cox | Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn
Chef Jason Franey | Restaurant 1833 & Pasty Chef Michelle Lee | It's Cake! by Michelle
Chef Yousef Ghalaini | The Bench
Chef Evan Lite | The Beach House at Lovers Point
Chef Kyle Odell & Baker Eden Hutchinson | Carmel Belle
Chef Jacob Pilarski (Big Sur Bakery) + Pasty Chef Ben Spungin (Coastal Luxury Management)
Chef Ted Walter | PassionFish
Chef Jeffrey Weiss | Jeninni Kitchen & Wine Bar

The Central Coast Pastry Coalition | Chef Yulanda Santos (Post Ranch), Chef Ron Mendoza (Aubergine) and Chef Ben Spungin

Follow THIS LINK for a great review in the Monterey County Weekly's Food Blog.

Check out a review by Mike Hale -The Grub Hunter- in the Monterey County Herald HERE

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The Green Building at The Habitat
4380 Carmel Valley Road - Adjacent to Carmel Middle School
Carmel, CA 93923
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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