Friday, April 30, 2010

Sidecar Restaurant Local-Food Dinner – All Aboard!!!

First, let me tell you why this dinner and this movement are so important. Few things are making America more sick than the food that we eat. Local food, by any definition, is healthier that the processed and long-distance-shipped food that Americans live on. Secondly, industrial farming, which feeds most of America, is an unhealthy system. If you question that, watch the film, Food Inc. Locally grown food tends to be grown in a more sustainable manner. And it is always good, when possible, to know your farmer. Now, the dinner ....

This Thursday, May 6, 2010 between 5 and 9pm Chef Tim Kilcoyne and his team will host a Locavore Light 2010-inspired all local dinner! That means all ingredients used (except for the salt) will be sourced from within a 100 mile radius of Ventura! The cost will be $55 per person which will include wine, or $45 per person without wine. Reservations are highly recommended as space is limited. Please call 805-653-7433 or make reservations from our website at

For the table- Breakfast radishes with radish top"butter" and tangerine pickled beets
First course- Salad of local greens, english peas, shaved fennel, avocado, meyer lemon vinaigrette
Second course- Mushroom ragu filled cabbage, fennel frond-garlic vinaigrette
Third course- Grilled cauliflower "steak", crushed potatoes, braised greens, caramelized onion bbq sauce
Fourth course- Strawberries, blood oranges, pistachios, lavender-honey syrup

This dinner is the third in a series of all-local-food restaurant meals in Ventura County in 2010! Come join us for dinner and support our local farmers and local agriculture!!!

Come meet special guests for the evening;
John Krist, CEO Ventura County Farm Bureau
Kristofer and Joanne Young, cofounders of Locavore Lite 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

County Agricultural Commissioner to Attend Historic Local-Food Meal at Main Course California

Main Course California, of Ventura, presents an “All Local Dinner, featuring the best our local Ranchers and Farmers are growing, & Wines from our Backyard” on Thursday, April 8th at 6pm.

Guided by the culinary trifecta of local, seasonal and fresh, and inspired by Ventura County’s Locavore Lite 2010, co-owners, Robert Jacobi and Rachel Main will offer the first all-local-food restaurant meal in Ventura City history.

Special guests for the evening include Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner, Henry Gonzales and his wife, and Kristofer and Joanne Young, co-founders of Locavore Lite 2010.

View the menu for this sumptuous local-food and wine tasting at:  
and make your reservations as soon as possible as seating is limited. Call 658-8900.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Locavore Lite 2010 Update March 18, 2010

Here is some of what is happening in the Locavore Lite 2010 world in Ventura County.

Current Locavore Restaurant Meals that are scheduled:
March 20th – The Farmer & the Cook in Ojai
April 8th – Main Course California in Ventura
May 6th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura
September 16th – The Sidecar Restaurant in Ventura

Presentations on Locavore Lite 2010 by Kristofer and Joanne Young:
April 18th – Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Community Leaders who are Participants in Locavore Lite 2010

Please consider hosting an all-local-food potluck.
Please consider inviting a community leader to participate in Locavore Lite 2010.
Please consider inviting a local restaurant to offer one all-local-food meal in 2010.

Thank you!
Kristofer Young, DC