Get your tickets now, friends, for one of the hottest events of the year: the ~MEALS ON WHEELS of SAN FRANCISCO'S 20th ANNUAL STAR CHEFS & VINTNERS GALA~. The line up is a serious who’s who of local chefs. Here’s more from them:
Over 50 of Northern California’s most illustrious chefs come together for this one-night-only epicurean extravaganza, to support Meals On Wheels of San Francisco. Boulevard’s Nancy Oakes returns as Gala Chef Chair of the event, who along with her A-list colleagues will prepare the feast, which is sure to be a food lover’s dream. Participating chefs include (in alphabetical order): Nate Appleman (A16), Bridget Batson & David Gingrass (Two), Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere), Greg Dunmore (Ame), Todd Humphries (Martini House), Laurence Jossel (NOPA), Sean O’Brien (Myth), Daniel Patterson (Coi), Richard Reddington (Redd), Judy Rodgers & Gilbert Pilgram (Zuni Café), Ron Siegel (The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton), Hiro Sone & Lissa Doumani (Terra), Cal Stamenov (Marinus), and Staffan Terje (Perbacco).
“The Star Chefs and Vintners Gala is the most important fundraising tool we have,’” said Dean Morehous, President of the Board of Directors of Meals On Wheels of San Francisco. “This event alone enables us to provide over 178,000 meals to the more than 1,800 seniors that rely on our services every year.”
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a lavish hors d’oeuvre and wine reception, featuring delicious appetizers from 20 chefs, several of whom will be preparing their specialty dishes presentation-style. The main event is a sumptuous three-course meal, with each course prepared by one of 24 different chefs. The grand finale is a decadent dessert reception, with cordials and dancing. Many of California’s leading wine producers will also take part in the Gala, providing wine pairings for each of the specially prepared dishes.
During both a live and silent auction, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a number of once-in-a-lifetime items, including trips to Italy and France, a 10-day Viking Life Culinary Tour of Tuscany and Umbria, a “Wine Connoisseur” package featuring a dozen bottles of “unobtainable” wines, and private dinners and cooking classes with celebrity chefs.
Star Chefs and Vintners Gala by Meals on Wheels
Sun., May 20, 2007
San Francisco, CA
$350 per person*
($300 is tax deductible)