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Farm to Table Dinner with Wine Pairing
August 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Please join us for our first Organic Farm to Table Dinner and Wine Pairing including appetizers, dinner and dessert and live music. Private guest chef John Bertrand- former owner & chef at Goin’ Coastal & The Butcher and Bottle, will prepare dinner using a selection of organic produce for our garden and pair with entree items and wine.
5:30 pm – Cocktail hour will be served in our private Orchard and Organic Garden
6:00 pm – Salads plated
6:30 pm – Dinner with wine pairing
Assorted wines and charcuterie
Fresh Garden Salad
Shrimp and grits
Butter poached gulf shrimp over a panko fried grit cake with a blue crab cream sauce
Russian river valley chardonnay
Herb roasted chicken breast
Springer mountain airline chicken breast over a summer vegetable gratin with tomato piperade
Willamette valley pinot noir
Key lime pie
toasted meringue, fresh berries, and mint
Prosecco and pomegranate cocktail
Gwen Hughes is an American jazz singer, songwriter and actress. Primarily based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, she has developed a fan base both regionally and abroad with her jazz-flavored ensembles, including “The Retro Jazz Kats,” “The Continental Dance Orchestra,” and the European-based “Mono” (also known as “The Global Jazz Gang”).
Hughes released her first CD, Torch Life, in 1997, and exploded onto the Southeast music scene. She rode the “swing” craze of the late 1990s, creating her trademark “Kool Kat Lounge-a-Go-Go” show that featured jugglers, cigarette girls, magicians, and comedians in addition to her band, The Retro Jazz Kats. She and The ‘Kats clinched the title of “Favorite Jazz Artist” multiple times from Creative Loafing magazine
2013 saw the limited release of Gwen & Mono (the EU touring band)’s CD, Dancing in the Moonlight. In 2016, Gwen was signed to the Grammy-winning Zoho Music and released Native Land, an Americana-flavored project on Zoho Roots. In 2019, Hughes stepped into the EDM market with the new release on Fairfield Records, “I’d Know Your Voice Anywhere (Mark Alston Deep House Remix).” Gwen has been in numerous movies and TV series over the past 20 years.
The 2016 limited “Native Land Tour” partnered with Usher Raymond’s “Usher’s New Look” organization, with proceeds from the shows going to support UNL’s mission to help youth-at-risk graduate from high school, attend college, and achieve meaningful careers. She continues to serve on the Board of How Big is Your Dream?! Foundation.