The Feast: A Celebration with Mead and Honey
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$150 per person
Location: Sensory Building, Robert Mondavi Institute
Registration will open on November 2, 2016
Early Bee Program: Honey Tasting
35 dinner participants will also have the opportunity to sign up and experience a honey tasting at 5:15PM before dinner begins. The tasting will take place in the Sensory Theater, Robert Mondavi Institute Sensory Building. Amina Harris, Director of the Center will lead this very special program. Space is limited and free with dinner reservation. First come first serve basis. Please email Liz Luu at email@example.com if you would like to sign up for this event.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute will host "The Feast: A Celebration with Mead and Honey" (Formerly known as the Mid-Winter Beekeeper's Feast) on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Robert Mondavi Institute on the UC Davis campus. This year, we will feature replanting the Good Life Garden in conjunction with the UC Davis Arboretum.
A Mediterranean inspired menu was created by Ann Evans, author of the Davis Farmer's Cookbook, and Kathi Riley, caterer and past chef at Zuni Cafe, San Francisco. We will begin the evening with mead cocktails at 6:00pm. Candlelight and music will set the relaxed atmosphere. A four course meal will follow and we will end the evening with the ultimate 'after dinner mead flight' led by legendary Darrell Corti.
Mead, a fermented blend of honey, water and often fruits, yeast, or spices, has been dated to about 7000 BCE. Ceramic shards found in Jiahu, Henan Province, China held a mead-like residue according to Dr. Patrick McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages. According to the BBC the number of meaderies in the United States has grown in the last ten years from 30-40 meaderies to over 250.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to support the outreach and education programs of the Honey and Pollination Center, whose mission is “to make UC Davis a leading authority on bee health, pollination and honey quality”, according to the Center’s director, Amina Harris.
Pictures from the 2016 Feast by Mick's Magic Moments
View the rest of the photos: HERE
Pictures from 2015 Midwinter Feast
A fundraising dinner for the Center, the "Mid-Winter Beekeepers Feast" brought together a menu designed by Ann M. Evans, author of the Davis Farmer's Market Cookbook featuring pollination-inspired dishes like Navel and Blood Oranges with a Honey Cider Vinaigrette, and roasted lamb shank with rosemary-infused sage honey. "America's coolest grocer" Darrell Corti closed the evening leading a tasting with a flight of meads. Proceeds from the dinner were used to support outreach and education programs of the Honey and Pollination Center.
|Darrell Corti leads a mead flight.|