To enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture.
People experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.
¡Cultiva! Harvest Dinner
Saturday August 9, 2014 5- 9pm
Feast under the stars at Growing Gardens, a Boulder non-profit dedicated to cultivating community through urban agriculture. The 14th Annual iCultiva! Harvest Dinner features a bountiful five-course dinner prepared by award-winning local chefs and highlighting freshly picked organic produce grown by teens in the iCultiva! Youth Project.
The annual summer celebration and fundraiser casts the spotlight on Growing Gardens iCultiva! Youth Project and is a collaboration of all-star chefs joining to support the community via an enchanting selection of one-of-a-kind appetizers, signature dishes, and memorable desserts—all paired with wine and beer. Organic produce and herbs grown in the iCultiva! market garden are incorporated into gourmet appetizers, a five-course sit-down dinner and dessert. Locally raised meats, cheeses, grains and other ingredients are donated by our event sponsors.
Our All-Star 2013 Chef Lineup:
Chris Blackwood - West End Tavern
Jessica Emich - Shine
Kevin Kidd - Alfalfa's Market
Nao San - Sushi Zanmai
Bob Sargent - Savory Cuisines
Shamane Simons - Shamane's Bake Shoppe
Diane Starnick- Culinary Hearts Catering
Mike Trimmer- Brasserie Ten Ten
The Harvest dinner is nestled in a serene 11-acre garden with exquisite views of the Flatirons. Enjoy garden tours with the iCultiva! kids, meet-and-greet with the chefs, live entertainment, a silent and live auction and a video documentary of the ¡Cultiva! Youth Project in action.
The 15th annual iCultiva! Harvest Dinner is Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in Growing Gardens’ beautiful garden located at 1630 Hawthorn Ave. in Boulder.
Limited tickets are available and garden party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged.
Click here to reserve tickets
2013 ¡Cultiva! Harvest Dinner Menu
The cocktail hour: Upslope Brewery craft beers, New Planet Gluten-Free Beer, chilled wine, and Suerte Tequila cocktails
Beet Hummus with Flatbread Flax and Sprouted Quinoa Tabouli ~ Jessica Emich, SHINE
Pulled Lamb and Eggplant with Basil and Sprouted Sunflower Seed Pesto on Buttermilk Biscuit ~ Jessica Emich, SHINE
Summer Squash and Goat Cheese Fritters with House Cultured Probiotic Slaw ~ Jessica Emich, SHINE
Fresh Vegetable Sushi ~ Nao San, Sushi Zanmai
Country Style Pork & Golden Beet Pate with Peach Chutney & Corn Pudding on Gluten Free Crackers ~ Mike Trimmer, Brasserie Ten Ten
Charcuterie and artisanal cheeses ~ Shelly Burke, Alfalfa’s Market
Artisan Cheeses ~ Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy and Mouco
Soup and Salad:
Hardy Greens Salad with Rocket Vinagrette and Chilled Molè Soup ~ Bob Sargent, Savory Cuisines
Hardwood smoked spare ribs ~ Chris Blackwood
Bourbon cured beef brisket ~ Chris Blackwood
Seafood Paella ~ Antonio Laudisio
Vegan and Gluten-free Entrée:
Lentil cake with chard tomato salsa ~Bob Sargent, Savory Cuisines
Ratatouille kabobs with a roasted tomato, garlic, and rosemary soffrito ~ Kevin Kidd, Alfalfa's Market
Lemon and chili braised greens from the farm with crispy parsnips and sweet carrots ~ Kevin Kidd, Alfalfa's Market
Assorted pickled vegetables in different styles ~ Kevin Kidd, Alfalfa's Market
Peach berry cheese galette with herb honey candy ~ Shamane Simons, Shamane's Bake Shoppe
Beet cherry cookies (Gluten-free) ~ Shamane Simons, Shamane's Bake Shoppe
Sunnie Chews ~ Diane Starnick, Culinary Hearts
A Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors:
White Wave Foods, Silk, International Delight, Alfalfa's Market, Liquor Mart
Thank you to our food and beverage donors!