ThanksLiving Dinner 2016!

VegRehoboth ThanksLIVING Dinner on the Bay to benefit Children’s Beach House!  SOLD OUT!  

Rehoboth’s popular all-vegan ThanksLIVING Dinner will be on the beautiful Delaware Bay and will benefit the Children’s Beach House.  The dinner, set for Sunday November 20th at 2 pm, will commence with a special panel presentation on living holistically and with compassion hosted by the Free Spirited Foundation.  “In the spirit of giving and having compassion for all, VegRehoboth is thrilled to be partnering with both,” says Tara Sheldon, president of VegRehoboth.

ThanksLIVING Dinner is in its fourth year and features sit-down dining and a 5 course meal, beginning with vegan hors d’oeuvres prepared by chef Paula Baker of the Children’s Beach House, to be passed during the pre-dinner presentation.

This year VegRehoboth set out to showcase more of the talented chefs in our region and to find a meaningful way to give back,   and they have done just that.  Contributing to ThanksLiving 2016 will be the much admired James Beard Nominee Hari Cameron of a(muse.) and grandpa (MAC), Jordan Bohall of Bethany Blues,  Megan Kee & Craig Clifton of La Fable, Denise Vansant of Cave Girl at the Beach,  Matt Reardon of Crooked Hammock, Gladys Fernandez of Cilantro, Keith Irwin of Old World Breads, and Lisa McDonald of the Buttery. 

“ThanksLiving is an excellent opportunity to sample the best food in Southern Delaware.  Period.  As a chef, I am happy and honored to present dishes that are plant-based.  Whenever you get so many talented chefs celebrating local seasonal vegetables, you can’t go wrong!” says Hari Cameron of a(muse.) and grandpa (MAC), who has been a generous participant in ThanksLiving every year since its inception.     

This year’s scrumptious vegan meal with all the trimmings will includetraditional dishes highlighting all the seasonal local vegetables.   Courtesy of Bin 66, a complimentary glass of wine is included with each meal.  Sparkling Apple Cider, Cucumber and Rosemary infused water,  and coffee and tea will also be available.   Dessert will be prepared by Denise Vansant of Cave Girl at the Beach and offers guests a choice between Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Rum Sauce topped with Jumbo Crimson and Golden Grapes or Vanilla Chai Chia Pudding with Caramelized Toasted Coconut Bananas (pictured, by Deny Howeth).

A new addition this year will be a panel presentation on living holistically and with compassion hosted by Free Spirited Foundation.   A naturopathic doctor, an herbalist, and a shaman will be guiding the discussion, followed by a meditation. 

“Thanksgiving is a time to be thoughtful and thankful for our many blessings.  This year we wanted to do something special by giving back in a meaningful way.  Serving children with special needs and so often marginalized, the Children’s Beach House couldn’t be a more worthy cause,” says Sheldon.   

Anyone wishing to donate items to the silent auction benefiting the Children’s Beach House are encouraged to send an email to info@vegrehoboth.org

“Thanksgiving need not be a dinner that causes suffering; from the animals, to the workers in the factories, to the devastating impact on the environment,” says Sheldon.  “It doesn’t have to be that way.  Every day we can make the choice to live and eat in ways that are beneficial to both our health and the environment, and of course the animals with whom we share this planet.”  

Organizers extend special thanks to their sponsors: Jenn Harpel of Morgan Stanley, all the chefs and restaurants, and silent auction contributors for supporting this special event.