A Culinary Event that Promises to De-LiverNext month, my friend who works for a non-profit is helping to plan what's probably going to be a fun wino event in Woodside.
The event, hosted by Thomas Fogarty Winery, is hosting its annual Flavors Culinary Gala in which the proceeds will go towards the American Liver Foundation.
I know what you are thinking -- may be a little odd that a wine event is going to give the proceeds to a liver foundation. But, the American Liver Foundation's VP doesn't think its weird considering a little moderate drinking never hurt anyone. And, when drinking, in moderation, it's not likely that you'll get liver disease. All in all, you can just show up for a little vino and help out a good cause.
And, what would wine be without a little food? For this event, they've lined up 10 local chefs who will be preparing unique, five course meals for a table of ten lucky diners. Each chef will make sure that each course will pair nicely with the Thomas Fogerty Wine - ensuring you'll get a nice balance of food and wine.
There are some BIG names who will be cooking things up:
John Bentley, John Bentley's; Emmanuel Billaud, Hotel Sofitel; Edwin Caba, Creola; Salvatore Calisi, Dio Deka; Bruno Chemel, Chez TJ; Maurice Dissels, Birk's; Cosimo Luca d'Oria, Bella Saratoga; Tony Flier, Kingfish; Alicia Petrakis, Astaria; and Miriam Russell-Wadleigh, Piacere.
When: June 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas Fogarty Winery, 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside CA
Price: Individual tickets on sale for $300/tables of 10 are $5,000
Contact: Michelle Flatley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 415-248-1060