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'First Thursdays' at The Independent - Feb 6 "Valentines Cuddle Up!"
The Gallery at the Independent Marketplace
Sand City, CA
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'First Thursdays' at The Independent - Feb 6 "Valentines Cuddle Up!"
The Independent is alive & our 'First Thursday' event continues next on Feb 6 with our 'Valentines Warm Up' Dinner!  Happy Hour at 5pm then Dinner seating at 6pm.  buy your seat at:

Calling all Lovers of Life! Join us before Valentines Day at The Independent for perhaps our liveliest dinner of the year and fall in love with your community!

This month, to 'warm up' for Valentines Day, we're hosting a mini-marketplace flush with chocolates, perfumes, jewelry, boutique fashions & flowers!  Come gift shop from 5-6PM during happy hour and indulge in local wines, beers + free oysters!

Dinner entertainment will astound + arouse you including the barbershop quartet '4 on the Floor', glow show + fire performances by Celsius + The MPYRE Spinners, Dj and ending with the romantic duet of Anne + Pete Sibley!  Plus, Italian Tenor Orazio from Palermo's bakery will belt out an opera favorite to piano accompaniment!  After dessert we'll enjoy an outdoor fire performance after party on the Indy Plaza by Celsius Maximus staged with 'TurtleTron', a local Burning Man art car!!!

You will be WAY ahead of your game if you come with your sweety, and the following week will be like a honeymoon!

Purchase TICKETS now as this monthly dinner has sold out 11 months in a row!
$35 for adults + $15 for kids.  
A special $30 Discount Ticket is available for Students/Military & Sand City residents with ID.
Invite your friends on Facebook!

FOOD: All courses will be served 'family style' on platters to be shared + devoured by friends new and old, so bring a social spirit!  

HAPPY HOUR- Come at 5PM to grab a glass of wine from Le P'Tit Paysan winery or a beer from Post No Bills, claim your seat, and settle into the evening.  Peruse the lovely mini marketplace for treasures for your Valentine.  Appetizers served at 6PM!  

MUSIC:  think barber shop quarter '4 on the floor', lovely local duet Anne + Pete Sibley, fire performances + glow show by Celsius + The MPYRE Spinner, and dance DJ!
Plus  a little Italian Opera!

PLACE:  The Indy Building 600 Ortiz Ave Sand City. Imagine the expansive white interior of the Independent Art Gallery alive with a social seating of folks all enjoying a sequence of appetizers, main dish & desserts provided by the most progressive food artisans from Monterey to Santa Cruz.  Hung on the walls a series of posters illustrates the future of The Independent Marketplace-  come see the plans for this emerging food hub!

15 BEERS on tap and HUNDREDS of bottles from 'Post No Bills' ample selection is available for purchase. Come experience for yourself why Monterey Weekly voted Post No Bills 'Best Selection of Beers' in the county!

WINES will be poured by the glass by from Le P'Tit Paysan!  
Visit the wine bar upon arrival to grab a glass or bottle to share with your table!  Owner Ian Brand has received handfuls of accolades for his innovative approach to creating groundbreaking Monterey County wines- meet the legend in the flesh!

appetizers =
oysters on the half shell
by Local Catch Monterey Bay
'heart beet' pickles
by happy girl kitchen
rustic baguettes
by Palermo Bakery
'East of Edam' cheese
by Schoch Dairy
'forbidden fruit' wuince membrillo
by happy girl kitchen
Aphrodite hummus plate
by Seaside High School Culinary students!

pappardelle + meat balls with ragu
by bigoli pasta, tassjara meat co + wild plum cafe
aphrodite greek salad    
by Seaside High School Culinary students!

Coffee- Big Sur Mobile Cafe
'Fresh Kiss' mint chip ice cream- Kai Lee Ice Creamery
Chocolates- Ashby Confections

PRESS:  (Press Passes available contact or call 831-750-9579 cell)



The Gallery at the Independent Marketplace (View)
600 Ortiz
Sand City, CA 93955
United States

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



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Carmel, CA United States
Feb 06, 2014 1:02 PM
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