Join us on Tuesday, May 8th to raise funds and awareness for Dreaming Out Loud.
We'll be joined by friends Spike Gjerde and Opie Crooks of Woodberry Kitchen and A Rake's Progress for an evening celebrating the food and wine of the mid-Atlantic while supporting the work of Dreaming Out Loud. We'll be offering a five course meal for $125 per person (exclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverage). Reservations can be made exclusively through our website starting on Tuesday, April 10th at 10:00 AM. We can accommodate parties of four or fewer guests. Unfortunately, we are not able to seat parties larger than four.
We'll be offering optional pairings to accompany the meal along with vegetarian alternatives for all of the dishes. Unfortunately, we won't be able to accommodate any other dietary restrictions. We will not be able to avoid gluten, dairy or egg at this dinner. The special dinner will be our only offering on the 8th. Our regular menu will not be available.
100% of each dinner sold will be donated to Dreaming Out Loud along with profits from all beverage sales and all gratuities from the evening. Everyone from our servers to cooks will be donating their time, so every cent earned will go to DOL programming. Cancellations made after Saturday, May 5th will be charged a $100 cancellation fee.
Founded in 2008, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. was created as a response to the educational and economic disparities in underserved, low-income communities in Washington, DC. Their work began in Ward 7 where DOL developed and implemented a youth employment program carrying out environmental projects in energy conservation along with maintenance of parks and trails as part of the Mayor's Green Summer Jobs Corps. Along the way, DOL noticed consequential issues related to food systems and economics in their partner communities, inspiring them to launch a network of farmers markets and build an urban farm at Kelly Miller Middle School to fight "food deserts" and build health equity. Since 2014, they have reached nearly 40,000 people through a growing network of markets with fresh produce and nutrition education, helping their partner farmers and communities distribute more than 300,000 pounds of produce.
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
Wendell Berry, The Peace of Wild Things
Hope to see you,
Jill, Bill, & Jon