Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Passion for Wine

Saturday night I attended and volunteered at the Passion for Wine which raises money for Cystic Fibrosis.  I have volunteered for the past two years and I love it! It is such a great cause and everyone that volunteers for them is amazing! This is my group that I work with every year! I love these women!!! left to right is myself, Kathy, Carol and Marybeth!

It was held at PPG Place in the Wintergarden and everything looked so beautiful! Attendees pay a entry fee and they have samples of  six different wines. Also, in attendance are usually five or six chefs from popular restaurants in Pittsburgh. People just mingle and try the wines and food samples and then bid on auction items. It is always a lot of fun and raises a lot of money every year!

Example of an auction item...

Another shot of the venue...

This was the highlight of the night for me!!!  My very favorite chef, Kevin Sousa, made a dish for the evening. It is shown below. The dish consisted of pheasant, chestnut, black garlic, orange and maitake. It was amazing as always! He will be opening his newest restaurant soon called Superior Motors in Pittsburgh (Braddock to be exact) and if you are from the area you need to run there! His food is amazing and just EXPLODES in your mouth - it truly is ART at its finest!

Anyone else love volunteering? Anyone else love food? How about a special restaurant or chef?

Happy week everyone!


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