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Sup like a sultan at a gourmet spread under the stars
YUMA, ARIZONA - Think that enjoying a multi-course gourmet dinner under the stars in a date grove is a treat only available to pashas and potentates? Think again - and enjoy an unforgettable 'Date Night' in Yuma, the world's largest producer of Medjool dates.
Set for Jan. 13, Feb. 10 and 24, and March 10 (2017), these special dinners are being presented by Yuma Visitors Bureau in cooperation with the Bard Valley Date Growers Association and Imperial Date Gardens to showcase Yuma's delightful weather and the culinary versatility of one of its more unusual crops.
The dinners take place at Imperial Date Gardens in Winterhaven, Calif., an easy 15-minute drive through lush produce fields from downtown Yuma.
Tickets for all four dates go on sale Nov. 7, online at VisitYuma.com or at the Visitor Information Center, 201 N. 4th Ave., 928-783-0071, 800-293-0071. To ensure a quality dining experience, tickets are limited to just 36 seats and reservations are required.
"There's a lot more to dates than just milkshakes," said Linda Morgan, YVB executive director. "This is a great way to feature a local product so good that even people in date-growing countries in the Middle East import dates from Yuma."
The inclusive price of $70 per person includes a multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Alex Trujillo and his Catering by Design team, entertainment, a tour of Imperial Date Gardens' sorting and packing facility, and even samples of beer made from dates (a cash bar is also available).
The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.
Media Relations Specialist Ann Walker can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment. We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."
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YVB periodically hosts group and individual press trips, and is glad to partner with other Arizona or California DMOs to coordinate a visit to several regions.
For more information, contact Ann Walker at 928-376-0100 (office), 928-210-9044 (cell) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.