11 May 2010

Sante: An Epicurean Adventure at AVAM June 13th

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Please join us on Sunday, June 13 for Sante - An Epicurean Adventure at the American Visionary Art Museum on Key Highway! This event is a fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland.

This is unlike any other wine tasting event. Not only will there be tremendous wines from around the world there will also be craft beers from brewers throughout the US and Europe. Additionally there will be great food from some of the best restaurants in Baltimore.

This will be an educational experience as well in that chefs and vintners will talk to attendees about properly pairing wines and beers with food.

Honorary Chairs of Sante are Nelson Carey, Sommeleir / Owner of Grand Cru, Brendan Dorr, Head Bartender at B & O American Brasserie, Jerry Pellegrino, Chef / Owner of Corks, and Hugh Sisson, Managing Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company.

Restaurants involved include Corks, Crush, B & O American Brasserie, Linwoods, The Wine Market, Neopol Savory & Smokery, Milan, Bluehill Tavern, Clementine, R A Sushi Bar, and Parfections Gourmet Chocolates.

The main event begins at 3 p.m., and tickets cost $75. Designated drivers tickets cost $40. There is a "Premium Tasting" at 2:00 featuring foods not available at the main event, as well as a discussion with Laura Forster, aka "The Wine Coach." The Premium Tasting costs $100 per person.

The funds raised go to support research into diseases of the kidney and urinary tract systems, and to help patients dealing with these conditions. Right now over 1300 Marylanders are waiting for a kidney transplant. Please, PLEASE become an organ donor. You have the power to save multiple lives, and your organs aren't doing any good when they're underground.

Jenn & I hope to see you @ Sante on 6/13!!
 I second the organ-donation cause.  My parents were both organ donors, and my license is so marked.  My own schedule is a bit up in the air, but I hope to make it there..........

1 comment:

JohnM. said...

Thanks for the post Alex. This is the first I'd heard about this.

While there's no denying the cost is a bit on the high side for this event, it does appear to be for a very good cause, so will try to make it if I can. It's also after the conclusion of Philly Beer Week, thankfully (last day of it actually, but close enough).

That being said... the beer selection for this event appears to be pretty solid, with plenty of interesting things to choose from both locally and internationally. So that's certainly a draw. Food sounds very, very good as well (though I'm a bit puzzled by the premium tasting price, and would be interested in knowing just what that gets me).

I won't say anything about the "tremendous" wine list, except just to say that I wish it was as good as the beer list. In any event, I'm sure the beer selection and food will be enough to make this event interesting and worthwhile.