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Farm-to-Table dinner sells out in less than an hour

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 July 2018 at 1:17 pm

File photo: Medina held its first Farm-to-Table dinner event on a closed off Main Street on Aug. 4, 2016. There were 137 people at that dinner, a five-course meal featuring locally grown food and wine.

MEDINA – It’s a sellout. The third annual Farm-To-Table dinner was capped at 200 tickets at $100 each. It took less than an hour to sell them all.

The five-course meal on Aug. 2 will be at a closed-off section of Medina’s historic Main Street. The event is hosted by the Orleans Renaissance Group, with proceeds to benefit the Canal Village Farmers’ Market, which is also sponsored by the ORG.

This is the third year of the dinner. The first year was planned for 100 people, but was expanded to 137 due to demand. Last year was capped at 200 and it took a few days to sell all of the tickets.

This time the tickets were all gone within an hour of being available online and at the English Rose Tea Shoppe.

Chirs Busch, chairman of the ORG, said the dinner is the highly anticipated.

“It is an incredible event in a beautiful downtown,” he said.

Organizers use the event to showcase Medina’s thriving downtown, and also to highlight local foods, restaurants and wineries.

Arriving guests will be treated to a complimentary Chef’s Course paired with award-winning Tiny Bubbles sparkling wine, courtesy of Schulze Vineyard & Winery of Burt. The dinner will deliver a sensational locally-sourced, five-course meal with Zambistro once again collaborating with local culinary colleagues.

Among those joining Zambistro in preparing the dinner will be Mariachi De Oro, Mile 303, Sourced Market & Eatery and the Shirt Factory. All ingredients used in the meal will be locally sourced and farm-fresh, provided almost entirely from the vendors at Canal Village Farmers’ Market.

This year’s event will feature a couple of new elements. In addition to a 200-seat table, guests will hear live music provided by The Road to Azure and Dark Road Duo.

Proceeds from the event will go towards operational costs of the farmers’ market, Busch said. The ORG is working on plans to make the farmers’ market year-round.

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