Bon Appetite Benefit Dinner

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Many of you know I work for a company that supports and takes care of adults with disabilities. I enjoy my job very much, but sometimes it is frustrating. At our last Christmas Party I won tickets to attend a benefit Parc now Epic puts on every year. every Year they have a celebrity chef create a meal. They have had the singing chef and lots of others at this event. This year I was thrilled to win tickets! It was a Top Chef winner! My husband and I watch this show religiously. It was season 7 winner Kevin Sebraga!

It was an awesome experience and made me so proud to be a part of this awesome company. This is what we ate. I just have pictures, they did not provide a menu so I am not sure of all the food. will do my best to describe........
appetizer was watermelon, goat cheese and some type of spicy drizzle..... so yummy I had 2!

First course was a beet salad with kimchi an some type of creamy sauce. I had never had beets before. They were so good!

The next coarse was clam Chowder. This is what Chef Kevin demonstrated how he cooked it in Singapore on the show. he also talked about how hard the show was and he would probably never do it again but was glad for the experience. He said had he not won he might do it again. kevin talked about how they were secluded for 5 months without contact with loved ones and the show was extremely edited.

the main course was brisket with kimchi. The brisket was good, but to me the kimchi was overpowered with a vinegar sauce that I personally was not fond of.

This was dessert, which was prepared by some of Parc participants! It was so pretty I did not want to eat it! I did of course, and it was delicious!

There was also a silent auction going on during the meal to raise money for Parc. The pieces were created by Parc participants as well! here are some of the pieces.

I think the piano keys were my favorite! After the silent auction Chef kevin announced that he wanted to do more and offered his services of a dinner party for 10 prepared by him all expenses covered by him to the highest bidder. A lady at our table bid the highest at 8,000 dollars. She was thrilled and said she did it for her parents who would love it and are big fans of Top Chef. I wish i could have thrown my hat in the ring, but way to rich for my blood!

I have to say it was probably the fanciest dinner I have ever eaten or attended! This is what our table looked like before we sat down.

It was a most enjoyable evening for my husband and I! it was a long overdue date night for us! He also blogged about the evening and probably gave better descriptions of the food and also dedicated his blog to our son. Please go check out his blog as well! Midnighter1!
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    living in Korea 3 years I love all kinds of kimchi!
    2924 days ago
    Everything looks so good! Sounds like a fun evening for a good cause.
    2971 days ago
    WOW! Thanks for sharing all the pictures! The food looks wonderful! I'm so glad you and your husband has such a wonderful night out, and for such a great cause.
    2971 days ago
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    Everything looks so delish on your page ! It was nice that you and LaVell were able to have some time together and this experience - I think I like the Piano Keys also - Hugs K - Thanks for stopping by my blog - this is combo message !!! lol Its getting Warmer !! emoticon emoticon
    2972 days ago
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