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Live Auction Preview

the 21st Annual Desert Museum Gala - SPLASH! Rivers to the Sea

Gala Menu

Appetizers

Belgium Endive with Salmon Mousse
Spring Rolls with Prickly Pear Plum Sauce

Anti Pasta Skewers
Mozzarella balls, Cherry Tomato, Marinated Artichoke, Kalamata Olives, all Marinated with Basil and Olive Oil

Cucumbers and Hummus

Starter Course

Watermelon Gazpacho Soup

Main Course

Black Forbidden Rice with Savory Snap Peas, Brocollini and Cherry Tomato
Alaskan Grilled Cod atop sautéed Kale with Red Pepper Coulis and Pistachio Pesto
Wild Mushroom Polenta with Borderlaise Sauce
New York Strip Steak atop a bed of Polenta

Bread Sticks

Dessert

Marzipan Cake with Mixed Berry Coulis
Caramel Budino Trifle with Candied Lemon Zest and a fresh Caramel Drizzle
Hazelnut Truffle

Vegetarian Menu

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“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar
“During our first visit to the Desert Museum in 1994 we agreed it was the best full spectrum natural history experience we'd ever had - and right here in our own backyard!
We've supported the Museum annually since then and encourage friends and business associates to do the same.”
--Jerry Weinert
& Marni Dittmar