Celebrate the bounty of spring at Sustainable Table, a farm to table dinner and benefit at Tres Vientos Ranch, the beautiful home of Alan and Lisa Parsons. Sustainable Table’s innovative, zero waste menu, created by Chef Clark Staub of Full of Life Foods, will highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local organic farms.
Saturday, May 25
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tres Vientos Ranch
Our Premier Fundraising Event
Savor the spring harvest at Sustainable Table, Explore Ecology’s premier fundraising event. Join us on Saturday, May 25th for a farm to table culinary adventure at Tres Vientos Ranch, the beautiful home of Alan and Lisa Parsons. Sustainable Table’s innovative, zero waste menu, created by Chef Clark Staub of Full of Life Foods, will highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local organic farms.
The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a special VIP Cocktail Hour and Parsonics Studio Tour and Demo with Alan Parsons. This will be an amazing and intimate experience with one of rock’s most talented and prolific musicians, engineers, and producers. This portion of the evening is limited to 20 guests.
The main event begins at 6:00 pm with a Sunset Cocktail Hour. Guests will take in the dramatic views of the breathtaking coast and enjoy farm to bar cocktails and appetizers provided by Chef Nancy Weiss.
As the sun sets, guests will make their way through the beautiful grounds, where they’ll enjoy a family style farm-to-table dinner created by Chef Clark Staub. Guests will learn about Explore Ecology’s programming, the land, the farmers, the winemakers, and chefs who have nurtured each ingredient. Dinner will be followed by live music and dancing under the stars.
Tantalize your taste buds and learn about the importance of locally grown, ecologically farmed food at Sustainable Table; a celebration of local food and the gifted farmers of our area. We hope that you will join us for this farm feast and educational evening.
Tickets cost $200 for General Admission and $600 for the VIP Cocktail Hour and Parsonics Studio Experience.
VIP Cocktail Hour at Parsonics Studio
Get an inside look at music recording and audio engineering with Alan Parsons. Founder of the Alan Parsons Project, Alan is a musician, songwriter, record producer, and sound engineer whose work spans decades. Alan’s engineering and producing work includes many iconic albums such as Abbey Road and Dark Side of the Moon.
The VIP Cocktail Hour and Parsonics Studio Tour begins at 6:00 pm. Guests will enjoy a studio demo with Alan Parsons, a special wine tasting, and appetizers.
Join us for an amazing and intimate experience with one of rock’s most talented and prolific musicians, engineers, and producers. This portion of the evening is limited to 20 guests.
SUSTAINABLE TABLE SPONSORSHIP
Chef Clark Staub
Clark Staub is the executive chef and owner of Full of Life Flatbread restaurant in Los Alamos. Since 2004, Chef Staub has been creating healthy and delicious food in his gorgeous wood fired stone and clay oven. Renowned for his restaurant and for sourcing his ingredients from farms within a 60-mile radius, Chef Staub will provide a masterful dinner for Sustainable Table guests.
Chef Nancy Weiss
Nancy Weiss is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Nancy and her American Grill restaurant in Phoenix, AZ were featured in two episodes of the PBS series, Great Chefs of the West. She is the former chef and owner of SOhO Restaurant and Music Club. In 2008, Nancy took over as Director of Food Services for the Santa Barbara School District (SBUSD) where she revolutionized food service for her students to an incredibly high standard. She is the recipient of the 2018 Santa Barbara Independent Local Hero Award, the Spirit of Service Award (from the City of Santa Barbara for commitment to composting and sustainability), The Golden Carrot Award (from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), the 2017 Congressional Woman of the Year Award, and the Local Food Hero Award.
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