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Next event is Sept. 21 at Tiramisu Trattoria in La Mesa

September 1, 2017 (La Mesa) – Thanks to all who turned out to help make the launch of our East County Dining Club a big success! 

Over 75 people attend our premiere party  at Fabrison’s Country French Restaurant in  Jamul, where guests feasted on all-you-can-eat crepes and  savored wines from the award-winning Deerhorn Valley Vineyard.

If you haven’t yet joined our dining club (just $10 a year!) we strongly recommend doing so now since we expect future events to sell out.

East County Dining Club members  will receive early invitations and  first options to reserve space at all of our future special culinary events, two free drawing tickets at their next event, and a free “Best of East County” cookbook we are compiling with recipes from top restaurants, wineries, farms and more in our region. Join us to savor the flavors of the world at great restaurants here in East County!

How to join: send a $10 check per person to East County Magazine (write “Dining Club” on the memo line)  and mail to 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941.

If you would like to reserve space for our next event at Tiramisu Trattoria in La Mesa on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m., cost is $28 per person.   All proceeds benefit our nonprofit community reporting and wildfire/emergency alerts.

 Thousands of prizes were won by lucky guests at our premier party including a barbecue/smoker grill,  dance theatre tickets, art lessons,car washes, coffee lovers basket, cookbook,  a jewelry-making class, Fabrison’s gift certificate, gym membership spa/salon gift basket and more.

Vocalist Lenelle Wylie (photo, right) also entertained with her amazing voice.  Lenelle recently starred in the one-woman show "Diva" produced by Visionary Dance Theatre.

Author Reina Menasche (photo, left) signed copies of her award-winning books set in France. The event was a big success – and we promise we’ll bring a sound system to our next event since our only glitch was so many people  our editor grew hoarse shouting out all those winning prize tickets!

We had several local VIPs including El Cajon Councilmen Steve Goble and Gary Ken

drick  (Photo, left: Councilmembers Goble and Kendrick, with reporter Jonathan Goetz)

Deerhorn Valley Antler Editor Kim Hamitlon came with a crowd from her community. (Photo, right, clockwise form bottom left:  Carole Bradford, Kim Hamilton, Rob Deason, Susie Norton, Bob Hill, Sue Ellen, and John Martin.)

Several of our reporters and radio hosts were also on hand including Kendra Sittick (our Jamul, Spring Valley and Rancho San Diego correspondent),  Jonathan Goetz (El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove),  Rebecca Jefferis Williamson (reporter at large and co-host of Destination East County on our radio show, (along with Jonathan Goetz) and our editor Miriam Raftery.

(Photo, left, Rebecca Jefferis Williamson with chef Ramon.)

Our hungry and friendly crowd ranged from ranchers and residents in Jamul to suburban and urban dwellers in La Mesa, Mount Helix, El Cajon, Spring Valley,  Alpine, San Diego and other communities.  

If you haven't yet visited Fabrison's in Jamul, stop by and let them know you heard about them through East County Magazine! 

Thanks to our generous sponsors!  Fabrison’s Country French Restaurant,  Deerhorn Valley Vineyards, Tiramisu Trattoria, Jamul Hardware, Jamul Carwash, Maxwell’s House of Books, Ava Hair Salon, Visionary Dance Theatre, Nainsook Gallery, and idea Field. 


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