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Virtual Gala 2021

Menu for Mountain Lion Sponsors
Exclusive, limited in-person dinner on the grounds of the Desert Museum

—oO Appetizers Oo—

Shrimp Ceviche

Marinated Shrimp / Cilantro / Lime / Red Bell Pepper / Fluted Cucumber

Chicharron Arepas

Mini Masa Cake stuffed with Chicharron Verde

Purple Potato Rounds

Lemon Creme Fraiche / Caviar

Vegan Watermelon Jicama Skewers

Watermelon / Jicama / Micro Mint / Lime / Tajin

—oO Ensalada y Sopas Oo—

Vegan Local Field Green Salad

Butter Lettuce / Radicchio / Mache / Cucumber / Ribbons / Roasted Heirloom Tomato / Green Valley Pecans / Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Vegan Mesquite Smoked Carrot Bisque

Chipotle Oil / Cumin Crema / Toasted Pepitas

—oO Entrée Oo—

Beef Tenderloin Stuffed with Cotija & Chorizo

Chili Rojo Borderlaise Sauce / Chipotle-Parsnip Purée / Cumin Roasted Heirloom Rainbow Carrots / Fennel Confit

-or-

Ancho Spiced Grilled Chicken

Chipotle-Parsnip Purée / Watermelon Radish/Beet/Orange Slaw / Pickled Cholla Bud-Roasted Corn Salsa / Micro Cilantro / Chimichurri

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Vegan Southwest Vegetable Tamale with Azteca Sauce

Spinach / Mushroom / Corn / Chipotle-Parsnip Purée / Purple Peruvian Potato Brava / Green Chili Braised Kale

—oO Postres Oo—

Chocolate Ancho Mesquite Torte

Cinnamon Mocha Buttercream / Tequila Lime
Macerated Berries / Pistachio Brittle

Vegan Lime Mousse

Prickly Pear Gelée / Tequila Macerated Berries

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Menu for Bobcat Sponsors & Saguaro Sponsors:
Arrangements will be made directly for pick-up or delivery

Taco Bar

Ancho Chicken -or- Beef Carnitas -or Vegan Calabacitas
La Tortilla Corn Tortillas / Rice / Beans / Chips / Pico de Gallo

Tamale

Choice of Beef Red Chile Tamale
-or- Southwest Veggie Tamale
with mushrooms, organic spinach, corn, and red chile salsa (Vegan)

Salad

Elote Corn Salad with Cotija

Dessert

Chocolate Ancho Mesquite Torte
Cinnamon Mocha Buttercream / Tequila Lime
Macerated Berries / Pistachio Brittle

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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