Mercer Island’s ‘Food Revolution’ community dinner is Oct. 3

The Mercer Island Food Revolution invites families to take a night off from cooking and attend a delicious community dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

The featured chef is Mercer Island’s own Kurt Dammeier, owner of Bennett’s and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Dammeier will be preparing a full-course, delicious, nutritious family meal celebrating the fall harvest.

The menu features: citrus-marinated grilled chicken; Beecher’s World’s Best Mac and Cheese; local roasted fall vegetables, including freshly prepared broccolini; and a fresh kale romaine Caesar salad.

“We are thrilled to support the Mercer Island Food Revolution,” Dammeier said. “Being both a Mercer Island parent and a chef, I fully support their efforts to promote healthy eating and nutrition.”

Dinner will be topped off with a delicious treat from Rusty’s Famous (all natural) Cheesecake. The event will also include live music, children’s activities, and educational information.

Tickets are $10 per individual, $25 per family, and $5 for seniors. Tickets are available for purchase online at Purchase early — the limit is 300 Islanders, and the event is anticipated to sell out.

A few lucky advance ticket buyers will be awarded door prizes from YogaBliss, Lisa Porad Acupuncture and Beecher’s “Cheese Maker for a Day.”

The community dinner’s major sponsor is Mercer Island Pediatrics. In-kind sponsors include: Music by Sophie Feldman, Rusty’s Famous Cheesecake, Lisa Porad Acupuncture, YogaBliss and Island Books.

Mercer Island Food Revolution is made up of representatives from Mercer Island PTAs and other parents interested in promoting healthier food options for kids. Mercer Island Food Revolution is committed to providing creative and interactive programs and information to help students, parents, staff and our community make the link between healthy food and readiness to learn and play.

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