Appreciation for food suggests a refined palate, keen senses, and who really stole the cookies from the doomsday bunker. Follow the trail of delectable crumbs with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a ticket to the Flavor of the Festival Dinner at the Sequoia Foodie Fest (a $100 value). The dinner takes place 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at Orange Blossom Junction in Exeter.
The Flavor of the Festival Dinner kicks off the Sequoia Foodie Festival, tickling the senses with a smattering of delicious foods and delightful entertainment while celebrating the diversity and quality of central California's agribusiness. Appearing at the dinner is Aarti Sequeira, the 2010 champion of the Food Network’s series The Next Food Network Star, who will take leave from her new cooking series Aarti Party to entertain alongside local chefs. Prepared by chef George, an avocado and mandarin salad will cool off burning appetites before a New York steak fills stomach voids and a chocolate ganache and strawberry-basil ice cream silences the naysayers who protest the marriage of herbs and dessert. A selection of included wine helps wash gourmet goodies down the esophageal chute.
Throughout the event, attendees can view the harmony and tuxedo-printed aprons of practiced chefs during a friendly, Iron Chef–style competition, when culinary creators employ a prized ingredient for a chance to be crowned the evening's Top Chop Chef. The Flavor of the Festival Dinner hosts a live and silent auction, with all proceeds from the event benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias.
20898 Ave. 296
Exeter, California 93221Get Directions