This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the Great Chefs Event in Philadelphia. The popular event started back in 2006 when Jeff Benjamin and Marc Vetri brought together chefs to support a fundraiser for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The 10th Anniversary of the Great Chefs Event will be held on Tuesday June 9, but scheduled the night before is an incredible event that shouldn’t be missed. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, multi-course reunion dinner that will feature all of the Food & Wine magazine Best New Chefs of 1999. The event will be held in the private dining room at Vetri Ristorante in Philadelphia.
In 1999, Marc Vetri was named one of 1999 America’s Best New Chefs, in addition to Paul Kahan (Blackbird, avec, The Publican), James McDevitt (Bohlsen Restaurant Group), Suzanne Goin (Lucques, a.o.c.), La Provence, Domenica), Rocco DiSpirito (award-winning cookbook author of the Now Eat This! series), as well as Dale Reitzer (Acacia). All mentioned chefs will attend the Monday night dinner. The group represent numerous locations across the U.S. – New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Virginia, Louisiana, and Arizona.
To pay tribute to the time period, the dinner will feature updated variations of the delicious dishes served by the top chefs sixteen years ago. Dining guests will feast on a host of great tasting food including: Vetri’s Almond Ricotta Tortellini with Truffle Butter, Goin’s Grilled Steak with Tomato Bread Salad, Kahan’s Seared Sea Scallops with Fennell Broth and Orange, DiSpirito’s Seared Salmon with Onions and Rhubarb, Besh’s Fried Goat Cheese and Frisee Salad, McDevitt’s Miso-Marinated Sea Bass, and last but not least – Reitzer’s Sweet Corn Soup with Shiitake Crab Cakes. In addition, each dish will be served along with an expertly paired, wine accompaniment.
Tickets for this unbelievable dinner are $2,500.00 per person and all proceeds will go towards benefiting the Vetri Foundation for Children and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
Also included in the ticket price, is a GA ticket to the 10th Annual Great Chefs Event on June 9, 2015 ($350 value). This popular Philadelphia event will host more than 40 well known chefs and beverage pros. Food stations will be set up to sample the best tasting food. This year, about 1,200 people are expected to attend the Great Chefs Event. There will also be an after-party held held at the Vetri Family’s that’s near Lo Spiedo.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://vetrifoundation.ticketbud.com/the-great-chefs-event-2015
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