There are many worthwhile charitable causes Main Course CA actively supports, and we are so thankful to be asked to help raise funds through creating events. We wanted to share one of the highlights of 2016 with you – the first-ever dinner on the Ventura Pier held on May 6th. Main Course California created this event for the non-profit organization, Pier into the Future.
Community leaders created Pier into the Future to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve and maintain the Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. Since reaching their goal in 2007, Pier into the Future has contributed over $400,000 to the City of Ventura to fund repairs and enhancements to the Ventura Pier.
Our pier has been a treasured part of our community for 144 years. While our pier looks beautiful from afar, the regular wear and tear that comes with age coupled with this winter’s epic El Nino waves gave cause to our event which raised funds to repair significant damage to our world-recognized landmark.
Main Course California was thrilled to be in collaboration with other fine partners to produce this festive dinner on the pier: Ventura Rental Party Center created a beautiful nautical-inspired dining room. Guests were greeted with passed hors d’ oeuvres prepared by Beach House Fish, and Four Brix Winery poured their award-winning wines to pair with Main Course California’s family-style dinner. Guests enjoyed the live music by Joel Doswell and Kenny Walters, and Channel Islands Distillery created a custom “Ventura Sunset” cocktail to toast the event. We can’t thank the City of Ventura enough, who was a gracious partner, allowing Pier into the Future to create this first-ever dinner on the pier.
Here is a peek as you “Pier into the Dinner Menu” we created for this incredibly memorable and successful event:
Served Family Style:
Roasted Beet Salad
mixed local greens, roasted seasonal beets, sweet oranges, candied walnuts, goat’s cheese & crispy onions served with preserved lemon vinaigrette
Cedar Plank Grilled Salmon
with fennel apple slaw
Slow Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs
with red wine & cherry demi glace
Roasted Seasonal Rio Gozo Farms Vegetables
lightly seasoned with balsamic reduction & fresh herbs
Smashed Sweet Potatoes
with frizzled rosemary & orange
Berry Crumble Torte
For more information how you can support the Ventura County Pier through Pier Into the Future, visit their Website: www.pierintothefuture.org