Community - October 13, 2010

'Save Our Gulf' benefit at Rosewood

A food and wine gala to benefit the "Save Our Gulf" fund will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park.

Prestige wineries and purveyors, including Ridge Vineyards, Far Niente, and Beltramo's, will be serving wines. Madera, Marche, Manresa, and Aziza chefs will offer savories.

Pastry chef Adrienne Garcia of Ubuntu will collaborate with Andante Dairy to create a cheese tasting table. Prima Sausage will offer housemade charcuterie. Pastry chef Carl Swanson of Ubuntu will prepare sweet tastings. Baia Nicchia Farms will have a squash display and tasting.

There will be a silent auction featuring a guitar signed by Melissa Etheridge, as well as rare wine selections.

Guillaume Bienaime, executive chef of Marche restaurant in Menlo Park, has organized the gala to raise money for the "Save Our Gulf" fund. Mr. Bienaime founded Bay for the Gulf after many talks with local fisherman Pietro Paravanno about the serious effects of the oil spill on the future of the Gulf of Mexico and the people who live and work along its shores. Mr. Pavaranno is one of the stalwarts of the Menlo Park Farmers' Market.

Proceeds from the event will be distributed to the Save Our Gulf fund, an initiative of Waterkeeper Alliance to support the seven Gulf Coast Waterkeepers directly impacted by the oil disaster.

Tickets to the gala are $150 per person.

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