July 2, 2013
$175 Tower Bridge dinner tickets sell out within eight hours


Tickets went on sale Monday morning for the Sept. 29 "Farm-to-Fork Tower Bridge Dinner," and "Appetizers" posed the question if the $175 per head price was fair. The answer appears to be a resounding "yes," given that all 600 tickets for the event sold out within eight hours.

The four-course dinner will be held on the Tower Bridge, with a series of tables set up like one long communal meal. Chefs who plan to participate include Patrick Mulvaney of Mulvaney's B&L, Oliver Ridgeway of Grange, Randall Selland of The Kitchen, Billy Ngo of Kru and more than 20 others.

The Tower Bridge dinner stands to gross more than $100,000. Along with $175 individual tickets, sponsored tables of eight sold for $3,000 and $5,000. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit public events during Sacramento's inaugural "Farm to Fork Week," which runs Sept. 21 - Sept. 29.

A waiting list for tickets is now available through

"Based on the chatter leading up to the event, the sell-out doesn't surprise me," said Josh Nelson of The Selland Group, which oversees The Kitchen and Ella Dining Room & Bar, and will participate in the Tower Bridge dinner. "I expected it within 24 hours, not eight hours. It's pretty unique. You can't just go to a place where you have chefs cooking as a community. It's going to be a fun event."


* Is $175 a fair price for a 'Farm-to-Fork' bridge dinner ticket?

* Local chefs react to mayor proclaiming 2013 as 'Year of Food'

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

Recommended Links

October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives