Time-lapse video: Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner
Want a shot at attending the exclusive Tower Bridge dinner Sept. 24? Registration is now open for a chance to purchase tickets to the marquee event of Sacramento’s annual Farm-to-Fork celebration.
From now through noon Aug. 13, hopefuls can visit farmtofork.com and sign up for the opportunity to buy up to two public tickets ($199 each) to the multi-course dinner. On Aug. 14, entrants will be entered into a web-based “randomizer” that will choose people who then will have 24 hours to buy tickets.
There are 80 public tickets available, said Kari Miskit of Visit Sacramento, which puts on the annual Farm-to-Fork celebration. The remainder of the bridge dinner’s 800 seats are at sponsored tables. Those tables already are spoken for, Miskit said.
Visit Sacramento instituted the random drawing last year after hearing complaints about tickets selling out within seconds in previous years under a more free-for-all system in which hopefuls all logged on to the Farm-to-Fork website at a prescribed time.
The Tower Bridge dinner pairs prominent Sacramento chefs with local farmers in preparing courses celebrating the Sacramento region’s agricultural bounty. This year’s chefs are Chris Barnum-Dann (Localis), Casey Shideler (Taylor’s Kitchen), Ernesto Delgado (Mayahuel, La Cosecha, Mesa Mercado), Kurt Spataro (Paragary’s restaurants) and Michael Tuohy and Santana Diaz of Legends Hospitality/Golden 1 Center.
The chefs’ farmer cohorts will be announced soon.
The Tower Bridge dinner is the main fund-raiser for the free annual Farm-to-Fork Festival, which this year will be held Sept. 23 on Capitol Mall.