Gourmet Alley, July 25th SOLD OUT. Pre-Order NOW for July 30, July 31, and Aug 1!
For four decades, the Gilroy Garlic Festival’s famous Gourmet Alley has attracted strolling visitors with its pungent aroma, enticing flavors, jaw-dropping pyrotechnics, and community spirit.
Now imagine the world’s most delicious alleyway as a pre-ordered drive-thru, experiencing the “Taste of the Festival”.
Planned over two weekends of July 23-25 and July 30-Aug. 1 at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA this summer’s new drive-thru format will allow guests to enjoy the spirit and flavor of Gourmet Alley. Fans will be able to pre-order some of their favorites, from juicy pepper steak sandwiches to succulent scampi, world-renowned garlic bread, and much more.
“We have all been confronted with so many changes due to COVID-19,” said Tom Cline, current president of the association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979. “There is a great community desire to see some reminders of Festival past that highlight our community, our commitment to our non-profit partners, and, of course, our love of Garlic.”
The Drive-Thru ONLY Gourmet Alley will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays and
11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED.
The menu includes the following:
The Farm-To-Table Dinner dinner at Fortino Winery (4525 Hecker Pass Highway) takes place on the evening of Saturday, July 24. The Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course (2695 Hecker Pass Road). Additional details will be posted on the association’s website at www.gilroygarlicfestivalassociation.com.
“One of our goals for this year is to highlight the past and return to our roots”, said Tom Cline, current President of the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association. “This region is rich with local, hard-working farmers and ranchers that represent generations of families who have dedicated their lives to making this area known for producing quality agricultural products. All of which affords local chefs and restaurants with plenty of opportunities to provide exquisite culinary experiences. And one that we hope to provide at the Farm to Table dinner”.
The Farm-to-Table Dinner will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 24th at Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Highway in Gilroy. The caterer/chef for the dinner will be Relish Kitchen & Drink, featuring Executive Chef Diane Sturla. The Farm-to-Table is sponsored by Chiala Farms, Christopher Ranch, Cline Glass, Frantoio Grove, GB Landscape Services, GN USA Sales, Inc., Headstart Nursery, Mission Valley Ford Trucks, and Pinnacle Bank. The cost for the dinner is $175 per person.
Here is a sneak peek at the menu:
Entrees: (Choice Of)
Sponsors of the dinner include several local businesses contributing back to the community they live in, including Frantoio Grove, which has donated 250 bottles of its premium olive oil; Headstart Nursery, which has donated 140 herb pots for decorating tables and Mission Valley Ford, which is a $5,000 Spicy Level Sponsor for the dinner. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The cost for the dinner is $175 per person. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 25. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot.
The dinner is part of a series of smaller events for 2021 that also includes Gourmet Alley-inspired drive-thru events at Gilroy Presbyterian Church and a Golf Tournament at Gilroy Golf Course.
“The goal of ours is to direct 100% of the proceeds from all these events to maintain minimal operations and build a path forward where the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association can once again achieve its mission in this community”, said Cline.
The Garlic Festival Golf Classic will be held Friday, July 30th at Gilroy Golf Course, located at 2695 Hecker Pass Highway. The event will include a silent auction and great Garlic Festival food. The Golf Classic is sponsored by Anthony Fucella Photography, Bella Viva, Better Built Construction, Buessing Family, Carr Family, Chase Bank, Chiala Farms
Christopher Ranch, Cline Glass, Cordevalle, Danyelle, Brothers Realtor, Dave Bozzo, Ed Sauceda, Fernwood, Friday Flowers, Garlic Girl Charcuterie, GB Group, Gidel & Kocal Construction Company, Inc., Gilroy Golf Course, Guild Mortgage, Habing Funeral Home, Headstart Nursery, Integrated Communication Systems, Jernell Escobar DDS Inc, Jim Buessing, Kent Construction, Mama Mias, Mike and Jennifer Wanzong, Milias Restaurant, Mission Valley Ford Trucks, Ninja Sushi, ODs Kitchen, One Life Prints, Pinnacle Bank, Relish, Roccas Market Royston Family, Take It For Granite, The BuzzPR, The Garlic Shoppe, Tomasellos, Tori’s Treats, Weinerschnitzel, Westside Grill/Brew City.
Golfers can sign up for the cause for $150. Hole sponsorships are available for $500, along with numerous other sponsorship opportunities. The event will include a silent auction and great Garlic Festival Food. Proceeds from the Gilroy Garlic Festival Golf Classic on July 30 at Gilroy Golf Course will benefit the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association, which has distributed more than $12 million to community groups since 1979.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic.