The Dinner Party - Whale Museum

September 14, 2018
6:00 p.m.
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The Whale Museum invites everyone to the 1st annual event, “The Dinner Party,” an elegant fundraiser and auction. Proceeds benefit the museum’s mission of promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research. 

The evening will begin with a reception and no-host bar, featuring special drinks by Westcott Bay Cider, Kari’s Island Elixirs, San Juan Island Brewing Co., and San Juan Vineyards.  Downrigger’s is preparing appetizers and the dinner. Music will fill the air thanks to Sasha von Dassow on the cello and Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar on the violin. The sit-down dinner includes a choice of a vegetarian meal of Eggplant Parmesan with tomato sauce, cheese and fried basil or beef meal of Braciole (rolled, stuffed skirt steak) with herbed fregola and horseradish gremolata. Both entrees are accompanied by a chopped salad of radicchio, romaine, endive, pepperoncini, grape tomatoes, and blue cheese dressed with lemon vinaigrette. The meal concludes with a smooth white chocolate mousse topped with blueberry compote and San Juan Roasting Company’s coffee.  Duncan Wilson will emcee the most entertaining portion of the evening, the live auction.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Gold - Islanders Bank, Islanders Insurance; Silver - Lakedale Resort, Olympic Lights B & B, Petro San Juan, San Juan Island Brewing, Gary & Susan Sterner, Western Prince Cruises; Bronze – Backdoor Kitchen, Bakery San Juan, Coldwell Banker-San Juan Islands, Downriggers, Friday Harbor Grand B & B, Griffin Bay Books, Mike Horn DDS, Island Air Inc., and Richard Lawson Construction.

The meal includes a glass of wine or beer. Reservations can be made at The Whale Museum or online at or by calling (360) 378-4710 ext. 30, or stop by the museum. RSVPs are strongly encouraged as seating is limited.  (If a group would like to attend, tables for eight can be reserved.)  Proceeds raised through this event will directly support the education and research programs of The Whale Museum. To reserve your seats, stop by the Museum or call (360) 378-4710 ext. 30.