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Mamasake to host earth dinner

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Mamasake in the Village at Squaw will join more than 100 Chefs Collaborative member-restaurants and Organic Valley to celebrate Earth Day. Highlighted dishes will have ingredients from their favorite organic, biodynamic and sustainable providers, including Lundberg rice from the Sacramento Valley, Del Rio Farms and Dechutes organic ale. Developed in 2004, the Earth Dinner provides diners with an opportunity to reconnect with their food, its source and the memories and traditions associated with it.

After winning this yearand#8217;s Keep the Sierra Green award, Mamasake is even more driven to continue providing the best product possible using natural and sustainable products and practices, said owner Elsa Corrigan.

and#8220;Weand#8217;re thrilled! This yearand#8217;s Earth Dinner series broke a record and#8212; with more than 100 chefs and restaurants participating from every region of the country,and#8221; said Melissa Kogut, executive director of Chefs Collaborative. and#8220;We attribute this to a growing number of restaurants that make responsible food sourcing part of doing business.and#8221;

A portion of the proceeds directly benefits Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs and farmers that fosters a sustainable food system using the power of education, collaboration and responsible buying decisions. Organic Valley, the nationand#8217;s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, will match every dollar donated by Chefs Collaborative, for a total donation of up to $10,000.

and#8220;Earth Dinner was born to remind us all that 70 percent of the earthand#8217;s resources are used to produce food,and#8221; said Theresa Marquez, founder of Earth Dinner and mission executive for Organic Valley. and#8220;Organic Valley farmers and the members of Chefs Collaborative share this knowledge and know producing food with the earth in mind is not only delicious but worthy of celebrating. We hope youand#8217;ll join the fun. Itand#8217;s food with a story! Food on a mission! Food to delight the taste buds from the most caring and thoughtful cooks in the world.and#8221;

Mamasake is one of more than 100 restaurants participating in the Earth Dinner series. Visit http://chefscollaborative.org.

Mamasake Earth Day Dinners 2012

Along with the regular selection of organic, sustainable and Earth-friendly items Mamasake normally provides the following item will be highlighted for Chefs Collaborative Dinners and Earth day celebration April 13 until the Earth Day celebration in the Village at Squaw April 21.

Return of the Beet Salad. Riverdog Farms assorted beets, Sacramento tofu and#8220;cheese mixand#8221; with creamy organic tahini and tofu puree and Del Rio arugula rapini dressed with Yuzu vinaigrette.

The Ultimate Asparagus Roll with Lundberg organic short grain brown rice.

Sustainable Black Cod from the Channel Islands off the Santa Barbara coast with Del Rio farms green garlic and Nevada pine nut pesto ramen noodles.

Tempura shiso and Santa Barbara Uni and#8220;Ravioli styleand#8221; with yuzu ponzu.

Green Lakes Organic Ale from Dechutes.

Sho Chiku Bai Organic Nama Sake using OCIA certified rice from the Sacramento Valley.

Predator Old vine Zinfandel Biodynamically farmed in Lodi, Calif.

Mamasake will also have the new food truck in the Village for both the Wasabi and spicy handroll competition April 20, and Earth Day celebrations in the Village on Saturday.

Visit http://www.mamasake.com, 1850 Village South Road in the Village at Squaw, call 530-584-0110.