Slow Food Baton Rouge is holding its farm-to-table fundraising event, Dinner in the Field, on Sunday, April 15.
The event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be held at The James Grace House in Plaquemine and will showcase culinary arts, local farms and food traditions.
“This is the first year that Slow Food Baton Rouge has decided to have an Asian theme for the Dinner in the Field,” said Sean Rivera, a SFBR board member.
As it has since its 2011 inception, the fundraiser will continue to feature locally grown or caught foods selected and prepared by area chefs.
The event will be held rain or shine. A 90-minute cocktail time with appetizers will begin at 4 p.m. with live music by Ben Bell and The Stardust Floor. A six-course dinner accompanied by choice wines will follow at 6 p.m.
Proceeds will go to Baton Rouge's only comprehensive farm-to-school program, Greauxing Healthy Baton Rouge, which is currently at Dufrocq Elementary School and to efforts at other area schools.
“We are in our fifth year providing a gardening program with two East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. The Dinner in the Field proceeds are crucial for our efforts,” said Cheryl Giles, board member and gardening coordinator.