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    86th Annual La Merienda

    86th Annual La Merienda

    Presented by Brickman Marketing

    June 3, 2017

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    La Merienda! Come celebrate the City of Monterey's 247th birthday with a very special BARBECUE BUFFET EXTRAVAGANZA, a five-star culinary experience created by the OLD FISHERMAN’S GROTTO CHEFS and the VIP Merienda Barbecue Committee, with entertainment by Mike Marotta, Jr. & special guests, mariachis, and folklorico dancers, and a festive "Californio" party in the historic Memory Garden on Custom House Plaza on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Monterey's 247th birthday celebration "La Merienda", the City's oldest and very significant annual event, will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 11:15 am to 3 pm in the Memory Garden on Custom House Plaza. For the past 85 years, the Monterey History & Art Association has hosted this community fiesta to commemorate the founding of the City of Monterey when in 1770 Father Junipero Serra and Captain Gaspar de Portola celebrated with a picnic overlooking the Monterey Bay.

    The OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO CHEFS and the VIP Merienda Barbeque Committee will once again create La Merienda's BBQ BUFFET EXTRAVAGANZA, a five star culinary experience that includes Certified Angus Beef New York Steak, BBQ chicken breast, mild Italian sausage, salmon and sauteed shrimp scampi. This mouthwatering feast will be followed by our traditional dessert, a beautiful multi-layered birthday cake decorated with roses, from Layers Bakery.

    La Merienda features Master of Ceremonies David Marzetti and outstanding entertainment by local legend and Accordion player extraordinaire Mike Marotta Jr. & his special guests, mariachis and folkorico dancers. Gallant dons, donas and senoritas in 18th century costumes will be the order of the day at this festive "Californio" party. For more details for this not-to-be-missed event, see http//museumofmonterey.org/lamerienda.

    Community Members are invited to Host a Party Within the Party!

    La Merienda can be described as a “party within a party” with uniquely decorated hosted tables. Attendees invite friends, don a costume, decorate a table, and have fun at this festive event! Local companies are encouraged to purchase a table for their staff or special customers. Or, just come for the celebration, join a table and make some new friends. Meet elected officials, military leaders, and local dignitaries at this not-to-be-missed annual event! This outstanding party attracts over 500 people each year. Monterey History & Art Association (MHAA) has hosted this party for the last 85 years and all proceeds go towards supporting Monterey's history and arts programs. For further information, go to montereyhistoryandart.org or call (831) 372-2311 or email lamerienda86@gmail.com. To schedule an interview, contact Wendy Brickman at (831) 594-1500 or email brickman@brickmanmarketing.com.


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        Memory Gardens

        20 Custom House Plaza
        Monterey, CA 93940

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        $65 per person

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      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        June 3, 2017

        Times:

        11:15 am

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