301 North Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
The event builds upon the success of last year’s Feast, which hosted over 140 guests. This year’s special dinner will take place on the Meadowbrook Lawn on Sunday, September 28th at 5pm and raises funds for the Arboretum’s youth education programs. Over 16,000 school children participate in the Arboretum’s Field Trips every year and more than 50% of them come from low-income, urban households.
A team of five chefs, led by Claud Beltran of The Eatery in Pasadena, will prepare local and seasonal dishes. Beltran, who grew up just three blocks away from the Arboretum, recalls it as a place of adventure, “a jungle with a lake, lots of trees to get lost in, and a little Victorian type town and house…and miles to run and hide.” He hopes today’s children will have the same opportunities to explore and benefit from the Arboretum. Learning about food and sustainability and plants and how things grow is an important part of childhood,”
Beltran says. “By uniting five local chefs for an evening of food and wine, we hope to raise funds to keep and enhance these programs for kids and cooking programs for adults alike. I hope it [becomes a continuous] effort with another of these dinners in the spring and then again in the summer and fall.” The chefs will include Sushi Chef Ota-San of Japon Bistro in Pasadena, Paul Ragan of AltaEats in Pasadena, Sean Lowenthal of the Little Beast in Los Angeles, and Britanny Turnquist of the Poppy Cake Baking Company. Steve Riboli owner of the San Antonio Winery will offer wine pairings for each course.
Sponsor: Whole Foods. The Arboretum honors Wells Fargo for their longstanding commitment to children’s education.
For ticket sales and further details, CLICK HERE or contact Wendy Anderson, Event Coordinator at 626-683-8243.
Cocktails: 5:00 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm