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Star Chefs dinner raises money for arts education

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on April 28, 2009 at 4:47 pm | No Comments »
April 28, 2009 4:47 pm

El Guacho, Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge, Brix 25 and A Grand Affaire catering will provide decadent noshes paired with wines from L’Ecole No. 41 and Corvus Winery for the annual Star Chefs dinner, held May 3 at the Pantages Theater. The event, hosted by the Broadway Center for Performing Arts, also includes an auction.


The cocktail party and formal dinner also will include a circus style show with trapeze artists and live music. Tickets are $150 each.


Proceeds from the dinner, which starts at 5 p.m., benefit arts education programs serving more than 25,000 students and teachers each year.


Here, a glance at the menu.


Milling about noshes in the lobby:

Brix 25: Marinated chicken and wild mushroom butter lettuce wraps and Rogue River blue cheese and romaine "maki” rolls.

A Grand Affaire Catering: Bourbon shrimp shooters and roasted red pepper bisque.

Maxwell’s Speakeasy + Lounge: Grilled white prawns with jerk cucumber relish, ginger duck confit with farro, endive and cilantro-green pepper sauce.


Dinner in the Stage Door Speakeasy:

El Guacho: mixed greens salad with apples, walnuts and Roquefort crumbles and shallot vinaigrette. Chateaubriand and Australian Lobster with norigold mashed potatoes and asparagus


For sipping:

L’Ecole No. 41 2007 Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Andrew Will 2005 Syrah Annie Camarda

Corvus Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon


Benjii Bryan Bittle, deputy executive director for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, listed these items for auction:


A Selection of Artisan Desserts for Auction

Heaven’s Cave 2006 Icicles Riesling Ice Wine

We have phenomenal foodie packages in the auction, including chef’s tables at El Gaucho, an Armenian dinner with Zari Semerdjian and Randall Hopkins (Corvus Cellars), a Bachanal at sculptor Doug Granum’s home in Southworth, a 4th of July BBQ at The Commencement (sweeping views of the water), VIP Box Seats Parties in the Pantages during the holiday concert of Seattle Men’s Chorus and opening night of Pink Martini.


We also have AMAZING wines in the wine auction, like

&bull A handpainted 3-liter of a custom blend from Delille Cellars called Triple Threat that is from three of their best reds, Harrison Hill, D2, and Chaleur Estate

&bull Two 375-liter bottles of Chateau Giraud Sauternes 2005, a rare 97-point wine that is the #4 wine on the Wine Spectator list of the Top 100 wines of the year

&bull A Broadway Center exclusive– a custom designed, handpainted, autographed k.d. lang 3-liter of 2007 “O” Chardonnay, which supports scholarships for underprivileged girls


And lots more including several custom bottles, many magnums, and special wines from from L’Ecole No. 41, Ethos, McGavick, Andrew Will, Matthews Estate, to name a few


Star Chefs

When: 5 p.m. May 3

Where: Pantages Theater

Tickets: $150 each

Information: here

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