Friday, October 19, 2007

Oh what a night!
til I get my stuff together here's this from the RAN site:
And pictures atflickr

OMG, We had the best time at the Galleria!
The RAN event was part benefit, part musical event and ALL party!
After checking in we were directed to the 4th floor for pre dinner cocktails made with spirits donated by Veev, the organic spirits company,Adina World Beat Beverages and Guayaki Yerba Mate Rnergy drink. plus sustainable wines and brews by Beach Chalet..
Scott immediately went for the "Bob Weir Boch" beer and I had a juniper gin & tonic.
With drinkies and organic hor'doerves in hand we met up with some friends. As time went on and more people arrived we were part of nice sized group of folks. It was great to see everyone- especially the handful of tourbuds, all dressed up.
Upon entering we were each given a program which had our table numbers on them.

Dinner was announced and so we migrated to our tables. We were pleased to have been seated with some of our friends . There were a few bottles of organic wine ( donated by The Organic Wine company, Frey Vineyards, Brassfield Estates) served thru the meal. The 3 course meal was local, organic and created by Back to Earth Catering. It included a baby arugula salad with persimmons, candied walnuts, shaved paremesan with champagne viniagrette, a potato, celerac and gruyere tartine and for dessert- which rocked- was Dagoba organic chocolate and cardamom mousse. The coffee served was a fair trade organic house blend by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

During dinner the 2007 World Rainforest Award recipients Paul Hawken, Maria Gunnoe, Nina Simons, Kenny Ausubel and Stuart Townsend (It was a sweet surprise to recognize it was indeed the handsome actor-directer) were honored.

There were a handful of additional speeches including an announcement by Michael Klein about a special RAN fund being created in honor of our own Bob Weir!!!!!

more coming soon-