25 February 2011

Santé returns April 2nd at B&O Railroad Museum

Following up on last year's June fundraiser at the American Visionary Arts Museum, the National Kidney Foundation of Md. is holding its second annual Santé fund-raising extravaganza, this time on April 2nd at the B&O Railroad Museum.  Quoting the press release:

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold its 2nd annual Santé: Spoil Your Palate celebration, sponsored by the Charles T. Bauer Foundation, Saturday, Apr. 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the B&O Railroad Museum (901 W. Pratt St.) in downtown Baltimore. 

Approximately 400 guests are expected to gather for what is being planned as one of the region’s premier food and beverage pairing events. The business/casual fête will feature food from Baltimore’s Best restaurants and caterers, complimented by American and European craft beer; wine and spirits. Adding to the excitement will be interactive presentations, a silent auction and live jazz.

Honorary Chairs are Brendan Dorr (head bartender at B&O American Brasserie), Sarah O'Herron (proprietor, Black Ankle Vineyards) Hugh Sisson (proprietor, Heavy Seas Beer) and David Wells (proprietor, The Wine Source).

In addition to their roles as honorary chairs, Sisson will present, “Successfully Pairing Craft Beer with Cheeses,” and Dorr will present, “Eggs Are Not Taboo in Cocktails.” Additionally, Monyka Berrocosa, food and wine educator, author, founder of The Women’s Wine & Dine® and CEO of MyCity4Her.com™ will present, “Demystifying Pairing Food and Wine,” and Chef Apple, a Disney-trained executive chef, restaurant consultant, cookbook author and creator of iamchefapple.com, will present, “Chef Apple: I Heart Sushi.”

Participating food and beverage providers secured to date include B&O American Brasserie, Bistro Rx, Black Ankle Vineyards, Boston Beer Company, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Charles Levine Caterers, Chesapeake Food Works, Ciao Bella Restaurant, Clementine, Cooking With Catherine Culinary Events, Dogfish Head Brewery, 5 Points Tavern, Flying Dog Brewery, Heavy Seas Brewery, Looney’s, Lucid Absinthe Supérieure, Olé Imports (Spanish wine), Pirate Cupcakes, RA Sushi, Ron Abuelo (rum), Rum Jumbie, Sambuca Molinari, Select Confections, Van Gogh Vodka and The Wine Source.

Santé proceeds will help NKF-MD to expand its patient services, education and research efforts. Tickets are $65 per person in advance; $75 at the door and $40 for designated drivers (no alcohol). Sponsorships are also available. For tickets, sponsorship or volunteer information, visit www.santebaltimore.com or call 410.494.8545.
I wonder if a couple other local breweries could get in on the fun--perhaps by donating some goods to the silent auction......

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