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September 29, 2018

Lynchburg Grows
1339 Englewood St.
Lynchburg, VA  24501

Cocktail Hour:  6pm

Relax on the lawn outside the greenhouses and watch the sunset with friends or take a walk through the open greenhouses. Our outdoor bar will feature some locally-brewed beer from Beale's, wine, and a whisky tasting courtesy of Virginia Distillery.

Dinner and Speakers:  7pm

Greenhouse 1 will open at 7:00 so you can take your seat and prepare to feast! This year's chef, Jason Arbusto, has honed his craft at high-profile restaurants here in the United States and in France. Read more about him and his new restaurant: Daughters and Sons Pizza. During dinner, staff and board members will give you an update on what's been happening during this growing season at Lynchburg Grows.

New this year, we are offering Reserved Seating for an additional $25 per person. If you would like to ensure your group is all together at our giant, shared table, you can choose that option in the ticket purchase form below and let us know what name you would like displayed on your place cards.

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This year's dinner continues the tradition of delectable offerings based on local, seasonal ingredients. Vegetarian options are shown with a "V." Appetizers are passed during cocktail hour and dinner consists of the following four courses.

Passed Appetizers

Garlic Ricotta Spread/ Toasted Country Bread (V)
Crushed Zucchini/ Stuffed Focaccia (V)
Assorted cheese/meats

First Course

Ribollita Country Soup with cannellini beans, local smoked ham and bacon, and LG kale (V option available)

Second Course

Carne Insalata Crudo with parmesan cheese, arugula, and shaved LG vegetables (V option available)

Main Course

Braised Halibut with basil pesto, tomatoes, and LG greens
Braised tofu with basil pesto, tomatoes, and LG greens (V)

Zabaione with poached fruit and toasted almonds



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Thanks to the great response from our supporters, we are sold out for this year’s dinner. Please put your name on the waiting list, though, as we sometimes do have last-minute cancellations. We’ll let you know as soon as we can if some spaces at the table become available.

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