The Art of Eating

Thank you!

ACR is grateful to all of its event sponsors, attendees, donors & volunteers who helped ACR raise $122,000 for Education Programs at this year's Art of Eating on May 18th...thank you!

Thank you especially to:

  • Mistress of Ceremonies Leslie Sbrocco
  • MFK Fisher exhibit curator Randy Tarpey-Schwed
  • Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchens and Janet Griggs of Taste Catering 
  • Event Producer Julie Atwood
  • Kitchen Expeditor & Chef Jennifer Rudd
  • The San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier 
  • Our chefs, wineries & purveyors. See a complete list here

And thanks to our sponsors:

  • Helen McKenna & Allan Ridley
  • Bingham Osborn & Scarborough
  • Marty & Barbara Winter
  • Anna-Marie Bratton
  • Exchange Bank
  • Summit Bank

Take a peak at this photo gallery (by Alvin Jornada for the Press Democrat).

We hope you enjoyed your afternoon with us as much as we enjoyed having you. Hope to see you next year!

The Art of Eating

The Art of Eating, Audubon Canyon Ranch's annual food and wine fundraiser, benefits ACR's Nature Education Programs. This includes ACR’s school programs at both Martin Griffin and Bouverie preserves, which annually provide over 6,000 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to experience nature first-hand, at no cost to the schools. 

The event is an MFK Fisher-inspired afternoon of food, wines & brew tastings and live & silent auctions at ACR's Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen. The name of the event is based on MFK Fisher’s book, The Art of Eating, a collection of her works that changed the way we think about eating and drinking in America. 

MFK Fisher and Last House

Preeminent American food writer MFK Fisher was a close friend of David Bouverie and spent the last two decades of her life living on his private estate in her Last House. While at the Bouverie Preserve, she entertained friends such as Chuck Williams, Julia Child, James Beard, John Ash and Alice Waters and published 12 books.