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Holiday Dinner!

An evening of culinary delight.

Saturday, December 11, 7 PM at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue, Albany

For more information, email Stephanie Wright, or contact her by phone, 510-654-6279

Round tables seating 7-8 people will be will be pre-set with linens, china, silverware and glasses.
(You do not need to bring your own this year!)

Appetizers are brought by members, who get a raffle ticket in return. Contribution of appropriate raffle items (as determined by Curt Haney), also earns a raffle ticket. Tickets cannot be purchased – they are only available by contribution.


  • Mixed Greens with Pears and Persimmons, Toasted Almonds and Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Point Reyes Blue Cheese (optional)
  • Wild and Domestic Mushroom Soup with Melted Leeks
  • Your choice of entrĂ©es:
    1. Roast Filet of Beef with Seasonal Wild Mushrooms in a Cognac Demi Glace
    2. Seared Wild Alaska Salmon with Abalone and Oyster Mushrooms, White Wine, Lemon, and Tarragon
    3. Portabella Mushroom Stuffed with Chanterelles and Quinoa topped with a Wild Mushroom Ragout. Goat Cheese Garnish (optional)
  • Side Dishes
    • Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Sunchokes
    • Garlic Tossed Wilted Greens
    • Roast Baby Carrots and Parsnips scented with Black Truffle Oil
  • Desserts: Assorted Selection

We will have water, punch and coffee available. Bring other beverages of choice.
Note: All side dishes are vegan and gluten free. Some dessert choices will also be vegan and/or gluten free.

The Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Avenue Map, is very easy to get to, and there is ample parking. Use the Buchanan Street exit off 880 or 580, keep to the right, it turns into Marin Ave. (There is a parking lot behind the building, and street parking along the BART tracks immediately adjacent. The venue asks that people not park in the residential neighborhood). We encourage car-pooling as always.

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