For Santa Fe Alliance's Second Annual Farm to Restaurant Project Benefit, try a bounty of local food at Il Piatto tonight, then again in two weeks at Aztec Street Café and Restaurant.---

The two events feature food culled from local farmers and the full ticket price goes directly to benefit The Farm to Restaurant Project. The Farm to Restaurant Project, according to Santa Fe Alliance Executive Director Vicki Pozzebon, consists of a marketing campaign promoting local business that purchase local food, and also encompasses a delivery system that ships goods from 25 local farmers to 30 local restaurants.

The Il Piatto event features cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, as well as a five-course meal with paired wines. According to Pozzebon, Il Piatto owner and chef Matt Yohalem, who purchases local food directly, "has been a huge support for a really long time."

According to Yohalem, tonight's dinner will consist of a number of local foods he picked up from the Santa Fe Farmers Market yesterday, including: goats milk camembert, goat feta, local prime rib, whole head butter lettuce, spinach, green onions, green garlic, asparagus  and much more.

The second dinner will be held at Aztec Street Café and Restaurant, formerly Aztec Café, to inaugurate the new space. It's being renovated and reordered under Yohalem, who is its new executive chef partner. Yohalem plans to restore the historic building to its "natural splendor" and to offer more local and region-centric food, what he calls "locafare cuisine."

Farm to Restaurant benefit at Il Piatto
6-9 pm
Wednesday, June 8

Il Piatto
95 W Marcy St.

Farm to Restaurant benefit at newly remodeled Aztec Café

6-9 pm
Wednesday, June 22

317 Aztec St.