California Mission Dinner

2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Fray Junípero Serra, founder of Alta California’s first nine missions and co-founder of its four presidios. Join Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey as we celebrate at Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo's Orchard House a private Adobe built in 1774 rarely seen by the public. Dine alfresco indulging in a multi-course menu for foodies featuring Native-American and Spanish cuisine created by Chef Vince Guasch of PSRT & eHow food expert Darlene Tenes of CasaQ.

 California Mission Dinner
Orchard House @Carmel Mission Basilica
Friday, October 4, 2013
6:00 - 9:00pm
$200 per person

Price includes multicourse wine dinner

About Carmel Mission Basilica's Orchard House

Built in 1774 the Orchard House was returned to the Carmel Mission Basilica in October 2011, officially known as the Orchardist’s Adobe, is the oldest residential dwelling in California Since the 1920s the Orchard House has been a privately owned residence not open to the public. Together with the Basilica, this is the only other historic building remaining from the mission period. The Mission was originally established at the presidio in Monterey in 1770 then was relocated to Carmel, the seventh and current mission was completed and dedicated in 1797.

About Chef Vince Guasch & Sommelier Debbie Blackwell

Since founding Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme over 25 years ago, co-founders Vince and
Debbie's passion for discovering new recipes has kept them as the no#1 caterer in Silicon Valley for 10 years running. They have created intimate private dinners for Silicon Valley elite, celebrities and invited guests such as President Barack Obama to 1200 person glittering galas. Vince's original passion for cooking came from his paternal roots from Catalunia, Spain where he returns every year to be inspired by new creations from the homeland always creating an unforgettable and authentic Spanish dining experience. Debbie Blackwell is a food fanatic and certified sommelier who pairs each dish for the perfect wine for a memorable dining experience.
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About Darlene Tenes, CasaQ Founder & eHow Food & Entertainment Expert  

Darlene Tenes of CasaQ, a food writer, cooking instructor and television presenter, is renowned for creating exclusive culinary events and cultural experiences which incorporate the traditions and customs of Spain, Mexico and Latin America. Since 2002 she has been a television food correspondent sharing recipes and entertaining tips on NBC, CBS and PBS and is an eHow Food & Entertainment expert. She is notorious in Silicon Valley for her stylish and creative society events with impeccable menus to impressive decor, flawlessly merging cultural traditions with a modern twist.