ThanksLiving, the all-vegan dinner hosted by VegRehoboth, has sold out again. This year's event will be held Sunday, Nov. 20, at Children's Beach House in Lewes. Numerous area chefs are contributing including Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.) whose cauliflower soup will be the first course. Following the soup will be a spinach-walnut salad courtesy of Jordan Bohall of Bethany Blues. The main course includes Cameron's infamous vegan mac-uncheese topped with Daiya vegan mozzarella, Marcona almonds and toasted bread crumbs. Cameron says, “The vegan un-cheese sauce is made with cauliflower, turmeric, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, and lots of good veggie love!"
Completing this feast will be autumn harvest stuffing by Megan Kee and Craig Clifton of La Fable, oven-roasted brussels sprouts with shallots and fresh herbs by Matt Reardon of Crooked Hammock and signature sweet potatoes from Lisa Montgomery of The Buttery. Once again, Keith Irwin of Old World Breads is serving dinner rolls, and guests can choose between Cave Girl at the Beach Denise Vansant's vanilla chia pudding with caramelized bananas or pumpkin cheesecake with maple rum raisin sauce. Paula Baker of Children's Beach House and Gladys Fernandez of Cilantro are serving appetizers, and Bin 66 is providing wine. Organic apple cider will be donated by BJ's Wholesale Club. The pre-dinner discussion focusing on living holistically and with compassion is hosted by Free Spirited Foundation.
This will be VegRehoboth's fourth ThanksLiving dinner, and organizers are including a silent auction to benefit the host, Children's Beach House.
Founded by Lydia Chichester du Pont in the 1930s, Children's Beach House serves children with special needs. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to support this essential work. Silent auction items include donations from Sea Shell Shop, Tideline Galleries, Lewes Yoga and Meditation, Nassau Facials and Massage, Wharton's Garden Center, Bill Meehan photography, The Fresh Market, Lewes Gifts, Dimitra Yoga, Dana K. Kylen massage, Apothecary Day Spa, Crooked Hammock and Funky Lady.
Patrice Tosi, director of development for Children's Beach House, said, “Hosting ThanksLiving dinner is a win-win for both organizations. Working together has been an exciting venture, and the feast will no doubt be exquisite!"
"We are so grateful to have such amazing support from the community and to be collaborating with Children's Beach House this year," said VegRehoboth President Tara Sheldon. "The fact we have a waitlist over two weeks out is testament to the increasing awareness of the benefits of plant-based eating on our health, for the planet and of course, for the animals."
VegRehoboth organizers thank all the chefs, silent auction contributors and volunteers who have helped ensure the success of this year's event. VegRehoboth is sponsored by Jenn Harpel, Morgan Stanley and CAMP Rehoboth. For more information, go to www.vegrehoboth.com.