As crisp fall air gives way to long winter nights, we gather in the spirit of the season offering an exclusive viewing of the Gardens aglow. Be the first to stroll the scintillant paths of brilliant color. The cozy tent will be transformed into a dazzling fantasia of sparkling ice and snow complete with music, drink, and sumptuous bites. Join us for an evening of surprises and delights. Sway to lively jazz performed by the Dorian May Trio with guest vocalist Sharon Garner. This year's Gala will include a bountiful hors d'oeuvre menu assembled by the Noyo Harbor Inn & Restaurant and KBistro. The menu will function as a walking dinner. Here is a sneak peek at the mouthwatering menu (more delicious bites to be added): Bubbly provided by Fathers & Daughters Cellars, North Coast Brewing Company craft brews, and some of the best wines Mendocino County has to offer. And to eat... an elaborate cheese fondue station and non-dairy vegan dip, Dungeness crab bisque, local mushroom risotto, a variety of passed appetizers, oyster bar provided by Caito Fisheries, cheese and charcuterie platters provided by Roundman's Smokehouse, and for dessert... a decadent chocolate fountain provided by Harvest Market!