“To inspire wonder, discovery, recreation and stewardship of our

natural and cultural treasures in Mendocino County’s State Parks”


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7th Annual Ford House

Progressive Dinner

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 6pm

Reservations available March 7th.

Ford House Museum & Visitor Center

Main Street, Mendocino, California



Thank you to all who attended the 2014 Progressive Dinner. You helped to make it one of the most memorable and successful yet! And special thanks to our 2014 donors and sponsors (listed below). We could not produce this event without you!

If you attended the 2014 Progressive Dinner you know what an enjoyable event it is. Four yummy courses, paired with premium Anderson Valley wines, and served in three separate historic venues within strolling distance of each other. A beautiful spring evening spent with friends, old and new. If you missed it, we hope that you will mark it down on your calendar for 2015.

We will finalize the menu for this year's dinner very soon, but as we have more information we will post it here. Keep checking back from time to time for updated details and information, or , if you'd like to be on our event email list please email us at : fordhouse@mcn.org

The information below is from the 2014 dinner, provided so you can get an idea of the kind of quality we strive for in this event.


Each course of this gourmet meal will be served at a different historic Mendocino venue within strolling distance. All courses will be accompanied by fine Anderson Valley wines.

The event is a benefit to help restore the historic Ford House and gardens. Reservations are $75 per person – wine and tip inclusive.

For more information call 707-937-5397, or stop by the Ford House at 45035 Main Street, Mendocino, CA. Open daily 11 am to 4pm.


THE 2014 Progressive DINNER Menu

Appetizers at the Kelly House Museum by Margaret Fox, Culinary Director of Harvest Market.

Artisan cheese tray with sliced baguettes
Butternut Squash crostini with blue cheese, celery and bacon
Caramelized onion dip with potato chips and fresh vegetables
Smoked trout paté on cucumber rounds
Paired with: ROEDERER ESTATES Brut Rosé

Salad and Entrée courses at the Zagat rated Mendocino Hotel:

Mixed Greens, candied pecans, dried cherries, feta cheese, Balsamic Vinaigrette Paired with: HUSCH 2012 Mendocino Chardonnay,





*Both the Short Ribs and Scallops are gluten free.

Vegan Manicotti available only by special prearrangement.


The above entrée choices will be paired with 2010 GOLDENEYE Estate Grown Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard



Dessert and Silent Auction at the Ford House visitor center and Museum:

Shani’s Sweet Creations, Exquisite Cupcake Buffet Paired with: BRUTOCAO Port, Thanksgiving Coffee and Tea.




In 2014 the Mendocino Hotel offered a special room rate for the May 3rd Progressive Dinner of $129.00 per night (does not include ticket). The guest can option for an extra night either before (Friday the 2nd) or after (Sunday the 4th) with the same rate.