La Jolla Historical Society enjoys a ‘moveable feast’


At the La Jolla Historical Society’s progressive dinner on Sept. 26, a sold-out crowd enjoyed entrees served from a timeless 1923 Spanish home in Bird Rock, an expansive California ranch home with spacious gardens, a 1928 Mediterranean residence, or amid an art collection overlooking the La Jolla Country Club.

Connie Branscomb chaired the second annual benefit. Guests dined with a different set of companions for hors d’oeuvres and entree courses, which included wines selected to accompany the meals, compliments of the homeowners.

The evening ended with dessert and coffee from Girard Gourmet at the society’s landmark Wisteria Cottage.

The Historical Society shared this recipe from the party:

Carolyn Yorston’s

Corn Soup

  • 2 leeks or 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cups corn kernels
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • Tomato and cilantro for garnish

Combine all ingredients except cheese and salt. Cook over medium heat until corn and onion are soft. When cooled, puree in blender. Strain through sieve to remove coarse kernel skins. Return to food processor and add cream cheese and additional chicken stock if needed for correct consistency. Salt to taste. Chill. Garnish with chopped cilantro and red tomato.