Come join us for a delicious multicourse dinner at a beautiful private home overlooking the Pacific Ocean to raise money for the Berry Good Food Foundation to fund important projects in its first year as a nonprofit organization!

Some of you may be familiar with the Berry Good Night dinner that Michelle and Bill Lerach host at their estate every May. It started in 2010 as a way to bring together sustainability-focused food producers and chefs in the San Diego area to see how they can better combine forces and support each other. Translation: it’s almost impossible to get a ticket if you’re not a part of the industry. But this year, we change all that and the March dinner is opening the conversation to the larger community.

Troy Johnson, of San Diego Magazine and Food Network fame, will host the evening with his signature wit and good cheer. Mingle with top chefs, farmers, mixologists, scientists, food activists, and more. In keeping with the tradition of the Berry Good Night dinner, two seats at each 10-person table will be reserved for these experts to share a course with you as they continue to rotate throughout the evening.

berry_06Tables are $2,500 for eight seats, or $350 for an individual ticket. All proceeds go to the foundation’s food-related educational programs for children and adults, from growth and preparation to nutrition and environmental impact.

What kind of interesting conversations might you expect to have?

Ask Chef Trey Foshee (George’s at the Cove) about the importance of serving non-GMO blue corn tortillas at his new restaurant, Galaxy Taco. This recent article in the New York Times on maize from Oaxaca that’s turning up on restaurant menus around the world will get you started.

Nathan Phillips (Catalina Offshore Products) can tell you about the local catch from sustainable fishermen that they sell in their newly renovated retail store (the FDA inspects a mere 2.7 percent of the imported fish that enters our country, and 86 percent of the fish we consume is foreign).

berry_chefs-ballistreriTalk with organic farmer Lucila de Alejandro about the tours that Suzie’s Farm leads for local schoolchildren to learn more about the food they’re eating.

Ryland Engelhart (Café Gratitude) will draw you in with his passion for regenerative agriculture that can help return atmospheric carbon to healthy soil and slow down climate change.

Or just keep it light and chat with Greg Koch (Stone Brewing) about his favorite craft beers!

Whoever you run into, it will certainly be an evening filled with delicious food and inspiring people. We hope you can join us.