Imagine being able to sit in a date garden and try a full gourmet style dinner that highlights medjool dates? The Yuma visitors bureau has put together a wonderful event that does just that. Titled "Date Night Dinners" Hosted at the Imperial Date gardens in Bard, California. Yuma's warm weather provides a perfect climate for these outdoor winter events. The guest will be invited to tour the packing/sorting facility, sample some date shakes and best of all be be treated to a multi-course gourmet dinner hosted by local Yuma chef Alex Trujillo.
Alex is a culinary master when it comes to working with medjools dates. My wife and I have had the opportunity to sample some of his stuffed bacon wrapped medjools and they were amazing. Chef Alex also caters or performs at many other venues in and around Yuma.
The dinner is being presented by The Yuma Visitors Bureau and with the assistance of Bard Valley Date Growers Association. They have three dinners planned over the season. Set for November 13, 2015 (little late here), January 22, February 12 and March 11 (2016). Tickets are $70 per person, but all sold out. The wife and I made several attempts to purchase tickets to attend. The event is very limited on seating with only 40 seats available. We will be sure to schedule in advance for next years event.