Tickets on sale now for Rehoboth's Nov. 22 vegan ThanksLIVING Dinner

October 20, 2015

Rehoboth's popular all-vegan ThanksLIVING Dinner is moving to a new oceanfront venue this year. The dinner, set for 3 p.m., Sunday Nov. 22, will take place at Salero on the top floor of the Henlopen Hotel with sweeping ocean views.

The white-linen tablecloth ThanksLIVING Dinner is organized by VegRehoboth. It features sit-down dining and a three-course meal, beginning with special vegan hors d’oeuvres.

Salero Executive Chef David Horton will be preparing fabulous vegan dishes that capture the seasonal, traditional flavors of the holiday, and an awesome dessert is being specially handcrafted by Chef Denise Vansant of Cave Girl at the Beach.

"ThanksLIVING Dinner is such a heartwarming event," says organizer Patricia Haddock. "So many people want to celebrate the holiday in a way that's compassionate and does not involve eating animals."

Turkeys are social, friendly animals, and those used for meat suffer horribly on factory farms. There are no laws at all to protect turkeys. Over 45 million turkeys are killed for Thanksgiving alone. "We can keep the best parts of this holiday - family, gratitude, and good food - and leave out the animal suffering," said Haddock. "A meat-free holiday lets people feel good about their food choices - and they feel good about themselves."

Following the appetizer course, the Rehoboth ThanksLIVING Dinner features a choice of one of two entrees: Gardein meat-free Turk’y Holiday Roast with cranberry wild rice stuffing and homestyle gravy, or quinoa-stuffed winter squash with cranberries and pine nuts.

Each entrée will be accompanied by mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli. The much-anticipated dessert course will be dark chocolate apple zucchini brownies with salted chocolate ganache, specially handmade by Vansant.

A complimentary glass of wine is included with each ticket purchase. A full cash bar will also be available.

Also new this year, ThanksLIVING Dinner will feature a live DJ and dancing. "That’s right, those gorgeous ocean views may just make you want to spin around the dance floor," says co-organizer Tara Sheldon. "Or just enjoy the festivities quietly from your table. Rehoboth Beach ThanksLIVING Dinner 2015 is going to be more exciting than ever!"

Tickets are $50 per person or two for $90. For the last two years, tickets sold out quickly, so early purchase is advised. To purchase tickets, visit Good Earth Market Rehoboth or go to

Organizers extend special thanks to sponsors Jenn Harpel of Morgan Stanley, Cave Girl at the Beach and Good Earth Market.


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