Abalone Cook-Off & Festival Friday October 8, 10 am-4 pm At Noyo Harbor
—Posted Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 2:15 pm—
Last year’s Grand Prize winning dishes included Lemon Stir Fry Abalone over Bacon Fried Rice, Thai Style Abalone Cakes, and Mountain Classic Abalone Salad.
Tasting/judging tickets are sold out, but there’s lots more to do. The Festival is free and features live music, a craft fair, raffle and silent auction. A delightful array of food (clam chowder, shrimp cocktails, polish dogs, and variety of desserts), as well as wine and beer, are available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit MAPA, a non-profit organization that funds natural and cultural history programs in our local state parks. Because of recent state budget related threats to a number of local state parks, MAPA has expanded its focus to address ways to keep these parks open. The Abalone Cook-Off & Festival is MAPA’s biggest and most important fundraiser.
For more information: Visit www.mendoparks.org or call 707-937-4700.