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Taste of the Triangle's Best Dish in NC Finalists

Present a Very Special Dinner

at Elodie Farms to Benefit

Children's Flight of Hope

Sunday, September  27, 2009

Hors d'oeuvres 4:30, Dinner 5:30
Chefs' selected wines
Tickets $150 per person (25% tax deductible)
Live music by Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojos

FAQ - Chefs - Menu - Purchase

The Chefs

4 square chef
yancey chef
Lucindy Willis
Yancey House

Il Palio chefs
Adam Rose
Il Palio
18 Seaboard Chef
Jason Smith
18 Seaboard
weathervane chef
Patrick Cowden
Chef Melton
Roy "Mel" Melton, Jr.
Papa Mojo's

The Menu

Hors d'oeuvres

Red Potato & Tasso Croquettes with BBQ Bleu Cheese - (Mel Melton)

Yancey House Crab Cakes with Cajun Aioli - (Lucindy Willis)

Sweet Chili Spiced Thompson Farms Prawns atop Bok Choy Jicama slaw
with Smoked Paprika tartar sauce
- (Patrick Cowden)

Amuse Bouche

Chilled Cantalope Honeydew Soup with Strawberry
puree and Citrus Mint
- (Patrick Cowden)

1st Course

Green Haven Farm Bibb Lettuce and Beet Salad with pistachio vinaigrette
and Elodie Farms Goat Cheese
- (Jason Smith)

2nd Course

Red, Yellow & Green Tomato Gazpacho Trio - (Shane Ingram)

3rd Course

Brinkley Farms Prosciutto wrapped North Carolina Trout - (Shane Ingram)

4th Course

Poulet Rouge Fermier du Piedmont topped with tomatoes,
avocado, applewood bacon, Sleepy Goat Farm
feta cheese, green onion, garlic with lemon meuniere
- (Lucindy Willis)

5th Course

Pope Farm Lamb Stuffed Mint Ravioli & Elodie Farms
Goat Cheese Raviolis
- (Adam Rose)


Drowning Creek Farm Pecan Pie Crème Brulee - (Jason Smith)

  NOTE: Menu items (especially ones based on fresh, local ingredients) may be subject to last-minute changes.

Purchase Seats

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Taste of the Triangle's Best Dish in NC Finalists Dinner

Online Sales Ended - Call 919-479-4606 to purchase by check.
Bring a printed copy of your "Shipment notice"
if you already purchased seats online

Please also see the

We use Google Checkout to provide the highest possible security for your transaction - no credit card or personal information is stored on any Elodie Farms computers.  We will only charge your card if space is available, otherwise we will email you about joining the waiting list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Dinner?   Just East of Bahama, NC, Elodie Farms is about 1/2 hour drive North of downtown Durham.  Click here for a map.

Is part of the cost deductible as a charitable contribution? Of the $150 cost per person, 25% (or $37.50) may be considered a deductible contribution but you should consult your tax advisor to be certain this applies to your specific situation.

Is wine included with the cost of the event? 
Easy one - YES :)

What time will the Farm open?  Guests may arrive beginning at 4p.

Will there be a Farm Tour?  Due to the size of the event it will not be possible to provide guided dairy tours, however you can arrange a visit in the future.

I placed my order, am I guaranteed seats?  Since there is a limited amount of space for the Dinner, some orders above the maximum may be received before the order form is closed.  Therefore, until you receive a "Shipment notice" from Google checkout which says "Availability confirmed - your card will be charged" you should not assume that your order can be filled.  If your order can not be filled your card will not be charged.

Will I / When will I receive my "ticket"?  Your Google checkout order "Shipment notice" email will serve as your proof of reserved seats - please print the portion showing your order number and quantity of seats and bring it with you.

We are meeting friends - will be seated together?  For this Special Event it will be open seating for maximum flexibility for groups rather than specific reserved tables or seats.

What if I placed my order but realized I can't attend?  If your order has not been processed, you can cancel it via Google checkout.  If you have received a "Shipment notice" saying your card will be charged then we regret that there is no way to refund the cost of this charity fundraiser.  You are welcome, however, to allow someone else to use your seats by simply forwarding them the shipment confirmation email you received.

Will we be eating outside?  The Dinner will be served under tents on the lawn of the farmhouse.

What is appropriate attire?  Dressy casual, but remember to wear appropriate shoes for the grass lawn and if you want to walk around to see the goats, donkey, horse, chickens and dairy.

What if I have other questions?  Your order confirmation from Google checkout provides a method to send feedback - we'll do our best to reply to any questions.

Web page and order integration provided by volunteer and Reservation Goat, Jonathan of Just Right Answers LLC .