Five Marys Farms Pasture-to-Plate Dinner at Restaurant 1833 on May 28th

Join Restaurant 1833 on Saturday, May 28, 2016 for an intimate Pasture-to-Plate “Whole Beast” dining experience featuring Five Marys Farms pasture-raised meats and accompaniments. This is a unique dining opportunity where guests can meet the farmers, Brian and Mary Heffernan, and hear about their farming and ranching philosophies.

The dinner will be held outside on Restaurant 1833’s Redwood Deck. $200 per person price includes tax and gratuity.


welcome cocktails

bourbon sidecar
bourbon, maple syrup, cointreau, lemon juice

smokey & the bandit
bourbon, sombra mescal, grapefruit juice, poblano- tabasco syrup

hors d’oeuvres

tuna tartare, pita bread
beef tartare, smoked oyster, pickled mustard seed, egg yolk
beef tenderloin, foie gras, crispy kale, blackberry vinegar

first course

everything hawaiian bread
cultured butter
skirt steak salad
frisee, poached egg, peanuts, yuzu, river house farms fava beans

main course

whole suckling pig
whole lamb
pickled carrots
broccoli rabe
fermented turnips
warm potato salad


fromage blanc
jammin carmel valley apricot jam, farmers market cherries

Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite:

Restaurant 1833
500 Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 643-1833

About Five Marys Farms

Mary and Brian Heffernan always dreamed of moving to the country to ranch and raise “free-range kids” in the dirt and sunshine. They both have deep agriculture roots and a passion for small town, small business and family-centered food. So when the opportunity to purchase the historic Sharps Gulch Ranch came along in 2013, Mary and Brian knew they’d found their land. With eyes on a new adventure and California soil in their souls, they left the Bay Area suburbs (and successful businesses as lawyer/business owners) and took their four spunky girls to Siskiyou county.


Five Marys Farms is named after Mary and the four Heffernan daughters (all named Mary after grandmothers and aunts on both sides of the family). MaryFrances or “Francie” is 8 and loves dogs and veterinary aspects of the ranch, MaryMarjorie or “Maisie” is 6 and can usually be found in her ranch clothes working next to her dad, MaryJane or “JJ” is 4 and will usually be seen in seven different outfits over the course of the day and MaryTeresa or “Tessa, aka Tiny” is 3 and the spunky but tough baby of the family. The FIVE MARYS  are proud to be working the ranch everyday keeping up with the leader of their pack, Heff.

Mary and Brian believe that good things take time, from restoring old ranch homes to raising cattle. As they start a new chapter, this ever-adventuring family can’t wait to share stories of everyday farm life, good food and- as always- hard work.

Brian and Mary’s families both are deeply rooted in California agriculture and appreciate the dedication to and the rewards of working the land. Ancestors from Mary’s side were early pioneers and settlers in California at the time of the gold rush and farmed for generations in the Pajaro Valley. Brian’s ancestors were farmers and stewards of the land as well, a draw that brought his father back to farming in Imperial County and then Tehama County growing almonds, walnuts and prunes. Brian spent many years as a lawyer before returning to his roots with his wife to raise cattle, hay and his four children in the mountains of Siskiyou County. They are proud of their agricultural heritage and proud to bring some of the best products possible to your table.

For more information about Five Marys Farms, please visit

About Restaurant 1833

Built in 1833, this James Beard Award semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” is located within a historic California landmark, the Stokes Adobe house, which once housed Gallatin’s, the legendary restaurant of the 1950s and 60s. Under the direction of Chef Jason Franey, Restaurant 1833 offers a menu of contemporary cuisine & a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Restaurant 1833 offers dinner seven
nights a week; from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday through Saturday, and from 5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. on Sundays. Reservations can be made by calling 831.643.1833. For more information, visit