CALEDONIA, Ill. — Angelic Organics Learning Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the Sixth Annual Peak Harvest Farm Dinner benefit at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Angelic Organics Farm, 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia, Ill.
Guests will enjoy a gourmet five-course seasonal meal made from fresh, sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients in the beautiful fields of Angelic Organics. The meal will be prepared by some of the region’s most recognized chefs, including Paul Virant of Vie and Perennial Virant; Chris Pandel of The Bristol and Balena; Jason Hammel of Lula Café; Paul Fehribach of Big Jones; Scott Manley of Table, Donkey and Stick; and Johnny Anderes of Reno and Telegraph. The dinner will feature beers from New Holland Brewery and cocktails from Koval Distillery.
This farm dinner is an opportunity for guests to learn more about Angelic Organics Learning Center and its work to build the local food system throughout the region.
Chicago radio personality Mike Nowak, host of The Mike Nowak Show on Chicago’s Progressive Talk at 8:20 a.m., will serve as emcee. All proceeds support Angelic Organics Learning Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings urban and rural people together to build the local food system.
• Optional bus ticket and cocktail reception: The event starts in Chicago with a pre-event reception at Balena, featuring seasonal appetizers and beverages. A shuttle bus will transport Chicago residents to the event. The cost for the pre-event reception and bus ticket is $25.
• VIP ticket: Five-course meal featuring hors d’oeuvres, soup, salad, entree and dessert, plus your choice of wine or beer pairings with each course and a signature cocktail during cocktail hour: $150.
• Basic ticket: Five-course meal and BYO beverages to enjoy with your meal: $100.
From the July 24-30, 2013, issue