Fundraising Dinners Support Local Food, Literacy And Literature

By Jessica Maurer, posted Nov 5, 2014
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Two feasts this week celebrate more than good cuisine, they also support good causes.

Cape Fear Literacy Council presents the inaugural Oyster Roast at Clarendon Plantation in Winnabow  on Saturday.

As a filming location for the television series Sleepy Hollow Clarendon Plantation offers a rare glimpse of a private, historic waterfront rice plantation. The event features not only oysters but Brunswick stew, chili and sides such as cole slaw, cornbread and a baked potato bar. There will be games and live music. Proceeds benefit the Literacy Council’s efforts to teach reading to adults in New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

Tickets are $80 per person or $150 per couple. For full details, click here.

And on Friday, Ecotone, UNCW's award-winning literary magazine, and nonprofit food system initiative Feast Down East will host a farm-to-table dinner in celebration of the launch of Ecotone’s fall Sustenance issue. Inspired by stories and essays in the issue, the menu features ingredients sourced from local Feast Down East farms.

This elegant but rustic meal caps off the creative writing department's annual Writers' Week with readings by contributors Alison Hawthorne Deming and eastern North Carolina native Randall Kenan, as well as remarks by Leslie Hossfeld, co-founder of Feast Down East. Proceeds will benefit both the literary magazine and Feast Down East.

A social hour with beer from Wilmington Brewing Company will start off the festivities 6-7 p.m.  followed by a multi-course dinner prepared by chef Ryan Andress. Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, beer and wine, limited-edition broadsides and recipe cards and a copy of Ecotone's Sustenance issue. The event takes place at the Kenan Hall courtyard.

Click here for full details and tickets.

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