Dinner in the Vineyard


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Celebrate NCAP’s work at this special fundraising dinner with James Beard Award-Winning Chef Cathy Whims. Join us in August at Cameron Winery’s estate vineyard in Dundee, Oregon. Hosted by Kim Leval, Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, you will enjoy several pairings of wine with a multi-course dinner, dessert and more.

Date:  Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time:  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location:  Cameron Winery
   8200 NE Worden Hill Rd, Dundee, OR 97115
Cost:  $125 Per Person
RSVP Due Date:  Monday, August 1, 2016
Only 50 Spaces Available!

The NW-inspired Organic & Seasonal Menu:

Irresistible Crostini
Cannelini Bean and Tomato Bruschetta

Nectarine Panzanella
Sicilian Tomato Salad
Zucchini Salad

Watermelon Gazpacho

Tagliata - Painted Hills flat iron steak with arugula, and garlic-rosemary oil
Vegetarian Option: Cousin Mary's eggplant with goat cheese

Peaches in Red Wine with Biscotti


About Chef Cathy Whims:

Cathy, a six-time James Beard Award finalist, opened Nostrana with her partner David West in 2005. Prior to establishing Nostrana, she was co-owner of Portland’s pioneering Italian restaurant, Genoa. Since then, she has helped open Oven & Shaker, and Hamlet, Portland’s first bar to pay homage to ham and sherry. In the course of her professional career, Cathy has studied with Marcella and Victor Hazan at their home in Venice, and Madeleine Kamman at the School for American Chefs. She has cooked with Giancinto Albarello at Genoa and in his own kitchen at the Antica Torre Trattoria in Barbaresco, and with Marco Forneris at Osteria La Libera in Alba, both renowned restaurants of the Langhe. A never-ending curiosity takes Cathy to Italy often, where she continues to make new friendships and enjoy the complex flavors evoked by simple cooking.

About Kim Leval:

Kim joined NCAP as Executive Director in January 2009. Kim brings to NCAP 25 years of non-profit work experience and a passion for working with people to find alternatives to pesticides. Kim serves as a member of the Oregon Organic Coalition Leadership Council, as a member of the policy committee of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and as a board member of the newly founded national organization - IPM Voice. Kim has a Master of Science degree in Adult Education and Agricultural Extension from Cornell University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Oregon. She brings expertise in adult learning theory and transformational and institutional change models and relates this knowledge to achieve lasting change through NCAP's work.

About Cameron Winery’s Estate Vineyard, Clos Electrique:

Cameron Winery is dedicated to producing high-quality, handcrafted and sustainably farmed libations for the people. Cameron is a small, family operation and produces 3,000 to 4,000 cases annually and is only open to the public during this event.

Clos Electrique is the Estate Vineyard located at Cameron Winery. It is dry-farmed organically where pests are managed with predatory insects and soil is managed with integrated cover crops. This is one of the warmer vineyard sites in the Red Hills of Dundee and usually is harvested during the second half of September. Clos Electrique vineyard was the very first certified Salmon-Safe vineyard in Oregon, which reflects the long-term commitment to riparian protection, water management and conservation of native biodiversity.

About NCAP:

The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides works to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. 

$125.00 USD