We are delighted to welcome Community Table back for the 2024 Spring Series. This beloved event brings a renowned chef to our farm to design an ecological meal around our four seasonal rotations (market garden, milpa, fruit forest, cover crops). By bringing these culinary artists back to the source, we give them an opportunity to connect with new ingredients, find fresh inspiration in our bioregion’s historic foodways, and discover the rewards of relationship with the land.
CHEF ALAN SANZ OF MAIZANO
The culinary maestro at Maizano in Costa Mesa hails from Mexico City, pursued culinary education in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has honed his skills in esteemed kitchens worldwide. Beyond his culinary prowess, he has a deep passion for music, accentuated by synesthesia—a unique condition where his senses intertwine. For Chef Sanz, hearing sounds is not just an auditory experience; it’s a multisensory journey where he also tastes flavors.
Maizano is a culinary haven nestled in Costa Mesa that passionately embodies the soul of Mexico within every dish. Celebrating authentic flavors, this restaurant crafts a culinary experience that resonates with the vibrant essence of Mexican gastronomy. From traditional favorites to innovative creations, Maizano invites you to savor the rich tapestry of Mexican cuisine, curated with love and authenticity.
Community Table dinners are fixed course, family-style meals. As such, we cannot accommodate every dietary restriction. Please email us with any dietary needs. We will try to accommodate for vegetarian/vegan needs, gluten intolerance, and seafood/shellfish allergies but let us know if there are any specific dietary restrictions for any of your guests. We will do our best to accommodate anything beyond the 3 listed. If there are any life threatening allergies we recommend emailing before purchasing tickets.
Community Table Dinners begin at 6pm, when we’ll start with drinks and a farm tour. We appreciate timeliness as the dinner is coursed intentionally with just one seating. Dinners typically end around 10pm.
We can offer refunds up to one week before the dinner. In the case that you need to cancel last minute, we would be happy to work with you to pass along your tickets to friends or family members.
If you are an active member of The Ecology Center, thank you so much for your support! As a token of our appreciation, we are pleased to offer you exclusive ticket pricing. If you are not yet a member but wish to take advantage of the discount, please visit our SUPPORT page to become a member today. If you’re unsure of your membership status, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to assist.