Dinner on the Curve 2021


Saturday, October 2, 2021 

4:00-5:30 PM Welcome & Cocktails – Mix and mingle while enjoying the open bar with custom cocktail option, nibbling some tasty bites, and perusing the auction items. Snag a spot around a fire pit with your friends for some cozier conversation.

6:00-7:00 PM Dinner – Find your seat in the tent and enjoy a culinary collaboration by TK and Emily Peterson of Merchants Pub & Plate and Simon and Codi Bates of Bates Co. and Burger Stand.

7:15-8:30 PM Art Auction & Program – Stroll over to the outdoor auction. Filled with an assortment of Van Go originals, art by local artists, experience packages, and more, you’re sure to find something to make you raise your paddle.

Where: Van Go – 715 New Jersey Street


Please note: all event staff and volunteers will be masked. Masks for guests are encouraged while mingling but not required.


Music by

Chris Shaw & Friends




Shrimp Toast
Chive, bonito flake

Blue corn chip, nacho spice, avocado nitro, turmeric pickled shallot | GF | V

Pork Belly Tartine
Smoked and pickled peach, miso aioli, Thai basil


Plated Salad:

Insalata di Mare
Marinated seafood, late harvest tomato, preserved lemon, chicories, crispy yucca | DF | GF


Family Style Dinner:

Smoked local beef short rib
Ancho jus, sweet and sour onions | DF | GF

Local squash tortellini
Butterkin squash, truffled sage cream, pecorino romano | V

Braised winter greens
Local mayocoba bean, mushrooms, roasted garlic, artichoke persillade, smoked pork dashi | DF | GF

Plated Vegetarian Entree



Caramel apple tarts | V

Biscoff cookie, rosemary marshmallow, aztec chocolate | V


Specialty Cocktail:

Golden beet mule


Van Go, Inc. is an award-winning, arts-based social service agency for qualifying Douglas County youth, ages 14-24.
Using art as the vehicle for self-expression, self-confidence, and hope for the future, Van Go empowers young people to create their own vision of success. 
Employed as Van Go Apprentice Artists, youth receive comprehensive employability skills training, health and wellness education, and social service support.


With a whole lotta love from our sponsors–and YOU!

Check out our awesome


These are just a few of the amazing items that will be in our auction!