Palos Verdes Wild! Farm-to-Table & Foraged Feast

with Chef Paul Buchanan
March 16, 6:30–10pm
Palos Verdes Art Center
5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


Celebrate the Bounty of the Wild! Join us March 16 at Palos Verdes Art Center for a dining experience highlighting the palette of our local foodshed.

This special event launches the exhibitions Capturing a Vision: The Portuguese Bend Tradition, curated by Katrina Vanderlip and INHABIT: The Olmsted Brothers at Palos Verdes Peninsula, curated by Hilairie Schackai.

Palos Verdes Wild! features Chef Paul Buchanan, one of the founders of the Farm-to-Table movement. Chef Paul is committed to local, seasonal cuisine; founding his catering company, Primal Alchemy, on the principles of sustainability years ago.

The dinner will feature locally foraged elements such as coastal sage, stinging nettles, prickly pear and Palos Verdes Sea Salt; combined with ingredients from our farmer and rancher friends. Some of them include Weiser Family Farms, Gayton Farms, Drake Farms and Diamond Mountain Ranch.

Your palate will embark on a delightful journey through our multi-course, handcrafted meal. Starting with carefully composed appetizers, followed by supper served ‘family style’ to share, and finishing with a tantalizing dessert.

Join the fun for an homage to the art of food, as Chef Paul Buchanan brings plein air to the plate. Also featured, Craig Torres, author of Cooking the Native Way, and live jazz by Barrel Fever.


Chef Paul Buchanan 


Passed Hors d’Oeuvres and Champagne (6:30-7:30pm)

Prickly Pear Ceviche w’ Sustainable West Coast Fish, Fresno Chile & Cilantro

Stinging Nettle Soup w’ Toasted Pepitas

Braised Bison Taquito w’ Avocado Salsa

Family Style Sit Down Dinner (7:45-9:00pm)

Organic Artisan Breads w’ Creamy California Olive Tapenade

Local & Foraged Greens w’ Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Shaved Fennel, Drakes Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds & Citronette

Mary’s All Natural Chicken en Cocotte w’ Oyster Mushrooms, Weiser Farms Carrots

& Native Coastal Sage

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Farmers Market Vegetables w’ Joelle Olive Oil & Palos Verdes Sea Salt


Chia Seed Pudding w’ Gaytan Farms Berries & Palos Verdes California Buckwheat Honey


Citrus Water & Lavender Lemonade, Wines paired with the meal





Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit visual arts school, and gallery, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education, and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable for residents and visitors in Los Angeles County.