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FIN Presents An Evening with Jordan & J


FIN Presents An Evening with Jordan & J
Five course dinner will pair acclaimed wines from
Jordan Vineyard & Winery and

J Vineyards & Winery of Sonoma County

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 24, 2014) —On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Tropicana will host a reception and five-course dinner at FIN celebrating the best of Jordan and J. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with a gourmet dinner following at 7 p.m.

“FIN is the perfect location for this intimate evening,” said Steve Callender, General Manager of Tropicana. “The sweeping ocean views enjoyed at every table combined with this delightful menu by Chef Demetrios will make each mouthful something to savor.”

Emmanuel Padilla, Sales Director for Jordan Winery, will walk guests through the noteworthy wines of the evening:

~First Course~
Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese,
Green Apple and Jicama Slaw
Paired with:  2008 Pinot Gris
~Second Course~
Chipotle Crema, Avocado Salsa
Paired with:  2011Jordan Chardonnay
~ Third Course ~
Baby Arugula, Radicchio, Belgian Endive with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Paired with: J Pinot Noir
~Fourth Course~
Mixed Mushrooms, Au Gratin Potatoes, Baby Vegetables, Jordan Cabernet Demi
Paired with: 2005 Jordan Cabernet, 2009 Jordan Cabernet
~Fifth Course~
Vanilla Gelato, J Pear Reduction and a Valhrona Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Paired with: J Pear Liqueur

Since its inaugural 1976 vintage, Jordan wines have been renowned for their consistency. Both the vineyard and winery lie nestled in the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, California. Jordan also carries the distinction of being named one of the first wineries certified in the Sonoma Green Business Program (1999) and in the Bay Area Green Business Program (2000).

Founded by Judy Jordan in 1986, J Vineyards & Winery is an independently owned Sonoma County winery. It boasts a state-of-the-art facility that houses, in essence, two wineries under one roof—
J sparkling wine and J varietal wines. The label’s terroir-driven varietal wines are produced from estate grown grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley appellation.

This wine dinner with Jordan and J Wines is an event for those 21 and older. Guests will indulge in fine food and wine pairings in the highly acclaimed FIN: A Seafood Experience. Tickets are $125 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 1-800-345-8767.

Jordan & J Hotel Package
• Overnight Accommodations
• (2) seats at Jordan & J Wine Event ($250 value)
• $20 breakfast credit valid at Seaside Café Booking Code: TJORD14
• $10 free slot play
1 Night Package Price: $299  Valid Tuesday 5/13/2014 only
Rate based on double occupancy and does not include taxes. To make your reservation, call 1-800-345-8767 and give group code “TJORD14” to receive special package pricing.

About Tropicana Atlantic City
Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa, Tropicana is consistently rated as the “Must-See Attraction” in Atlantic City. Must be 21. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER. For more information, visit the official Web site at or:
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Beach House Grille – Ocean City, NJ

Beach House Grille – Ocean City, NJ

The New Jersey shoreline is world famous and is trying to get their groove back after Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc up and down the coast. Some places of the Jersey Shore are back better than others, and Ocean City seems to be completely recovered from the storm. I did not get to see how things looked during the summer rush as I am not a fan of summertime shore traffic so a off-season visit to Ocean City, NJ brought me to check the town out and to Beach House Grille (BHG) for lunch.

BHG is very down home, the service was friendly, and the menu is straightforward. No big surprises in the food department here, but the place was more than half filled even during the off-season. My order would be grilled patty melt with fries.

beach house grill

The patty melt was cooked medium as requested, just the right amount of cheese, and rye bread grilled perfectly. The one surprise was the large crinkle cut fries just like the ones available on the boardwalk. The price point was very affordable so I can see why the locals like BHG. BHG is not breaking any barriers when it comes to their food, but if you want a basic meal that will not break the bank while visiting a shore town BHG is not a bad spot to stop.

Two and three-fourths stars out of Five

In Philly Beer Lovers Buy Craft Brews By The Bottle

Press Release from Visit Philadelphia:

PHILADELPHIA, April 17, 2014 – Craft beer is big business these days, particularly in Philadelphia, a serious beer town gaining accolades for its suds scene from notable publications like GQ, Draft magazine, Forbes, CNN Travel and others. So what makes the Philadelphia region’s beer scene so great? The bottle shops, for starters. These shops offer hundreds if not thousands of specialty beers to try individually and in “mix-a-six” format (that’s a six-pack of beer with six beers of the drinker’s choosing). What’s more, many of these shops fill growlers of draught beer to go and offer food to accompany the bountiful beer offerings.

Here’s a look at some of Philadelphia’s can’t-be-beat bottle shops:

Center City:

  • The Corner Foodery – The king of the local bottle shop chain known as The Foodery, Rittenhouse Square’s The Corner Foodery features wood paneling, booth seating and gourmet hot sandwiches. More importantly, this popular spot stocks 650 bottles and numerous draughts available to drink on site or to take home. This location offers online ordering, while the original, more basic locations have as much, if not more, beer, deli-style food and a casual feel. 1710 Sansom Street, (215); 324 S. 10th Street, (215) 928-1111; 837 N. 2nd Street, (215) 238-6077; 6148 Ridge Avenue, (215)
  • Monde Market – This spot may look like a simple convenience store and take-out deli (with made-to-order breakfast sandwiches for a few bucks and change), but it offers one of the city’s best bottle selections. Rare finds are available here—and at prices that reflect the no-frills environment. 100 S. 21st Street, (215) 496-0564

South Philadelphia:

  • Beer Heaven –Locals don’t let the location in a South Philadelphia strip mall deter them from what may be the best craft-beer bargains in the city. The neatly stocked selections and clean layout provides a well-organized shopping experience for customers who spend less and get more in a wide array of 750 ml bottles from Europe and the U.S. 1100 S. Columbus Boulevard, (215) 271-
  • The Bottle Shop – This relative newcomer on the hip East Passyunk strip looks like a take-out spot, but acts more like a bar with cold bottles lining the wall. Customers can hang out and drink their purchases, play Quizzo, sample draught beers and mingle with brewery reps during tap takeovers. The shop sells gluten-free beers and ciders, along with beer glasses, T-shirts and even onsies. 1837 E. Passyunk Avenue, (215)
  • Brew/Ultimo Coffee –This Newbold bottle shop has even more going for it than its impressive several-hundred-strong bottle selection: It’s owned by the same restaurateur who opened the iconic South Philadelphia Tap Room, and it’s the site of Ultimo Coffee, named the best coffee shop in the country by The Daily Meal. Patrons can grab a coffee from the barista, grab a brew from the cooler or sample free monthly tastings led by brewery reps. 1900 S. 15th Street, (215)

West Philadelphia:

  • Bottle Shop at Local 44 – One of Philly’s favorite bar ownership teams (Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly) opened one of the city’s most carefully curated bottle shops, right next to its destination beer bar/restaurant Local 44. Though the list is relatively compact at 500, managers take great care in selecting some of the world’s finest and rarest brews. Customers can drink a cask ale while they shop, and every Monday a brewery rep leads a happy hour tasting with discounts on bottles. What’s more, the quiet store stays open until midnight seven days a week. 4333 Spruce Street, (215)


  • Bottle Bar East – It’s a bar. It’s a bottle shop. It’s Bottle Bar East, a low-key Fishtown hangout with 700 bottles and cans filling coolers near the entrance. In the back, bartenders and cooks serve cold draughts and hot food. On certain nights, bands play, DJs spin and burlesque dancers do what it is they do. 1308 Frankford Avenue, (267)

Northeast Philadelphia:

  • Craft Beer Outlet – Named one of the top bottle shops in the U.S. by Draft magazine, this Northeast Philadelphia spot maintains a serious roster of locals, along with rarities from around the world. Prices are lower than most, seven taps fill growlers and comfortable seating in the back makes for a relaxing place to sample. Store clerks happily take requests and try to fill special orders. 9910 Frankford Avenue, (215)

Bucks County:

  • Beer Store – Three thousands different beers. That’s what’s on offer as this beer lover’s haven. The Beer Store also sells elegant growlers, boasts a nice cigar selection and houses a small bar in the back that serves beers by the pint or flight and pub food cooked on a fryer. 488 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, (215)
  • Trenton Road Take Out – Sometimes the allure of a bottle shop comes down to selection over ambiance. What this take-out shop may lack in ambiance, it makes up for with its variety and convenience. Customers can shop from 950 different beer bottles, fill a growler and buy a sandwich and a lottery ticket all in one trip. 1024 Trenton Road, Fallsington, (215) 736-1389,

Delaware County:

  • Pinocchio’s Beer Garden to Go – Come for the pizza, stay for the beer. This pizzeria has made a national name for itself as one of the best-stocked bottle shops in the region. Twenty-five rotating beers on tap can go home in growlers, and 850 specialty bottles, including deep offerings from Belgium, can keep them company in the fridge. 131 E. Baltimore Avenue, Media, (610) 566-7767,
  • The Beer Shoppe – Flat screen TVs, pub food and the polished Draft Bar make this bottle shop feel like a bar, though for those who want to watch the game at home, 800 cold craft bottles make spectator sports more enjoyable no matter who wins. The shop offers $2 off select draughts every Thursday and boasts a wine and spirits store next door for one-stop shopping. 46 Greenfield Avenue, Ardmore, (484) 416-3594,

Montgomery County:

  • The Bottle Shop at Capone’s –Located next to a well-loved restaurant, this bottle shop fills outside growlers, hosts draught events and stays open 365 days a year. 224 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, (610) 279-4748,

Rexy’s Restaurant and Bar – West Collingswood Heights, NJ

Rexy’s Restaurant and Bar – West Collingswood Heights, NJ

Certain restaurants gain notoriety because of good food, others
gain it because of their patrons. Rexy’s is one of the places that
became famous because of who was there. Rexy’s became the place to
be in the early 1970′s to spot the hockey team Philadelphia Flyers
players after games. Rexy’s really became a landmark after the
Flyers won the Stanley Cup Championship and the team was to go
there to celebrate at Rexy’s, but with over 8,000 screaming fans
awaiting their arrival closing the streets, climbing on Rexy’s
roof and causing mayhem, the local police were required to call
in the riot squads to subdue the crowds and then owner of Rexy’s
Pat Fietto had to divert the party to Compton’s Log Cabin instead.
After the win Fietto created a sort of shrine room of the Flyers
and all of the players who hung out at Rexy’s with memorabilia and
pictures of the players hanging out at Rexy’s adoring the walls of
the room from floor to ceiling.

In 2008 Fietto decided it was time for him to step away from the
restaurant business and sold Rexy’s to the Lembesis Family. The
Lembesis’s kept Rexy’s as it was until 2011 and then did a
complete overhaul of the location changing the entire design of
the interior and exterior giving it a Tuscan flair and adding a
new outdoor patio. Being a Flyers fan I used to love to dine in
the shrine room, but let me tell you the change really was for the
better. This place is gorgeous. The only resemblance of the old
Rexy’s is about four pictures from the shrine room hanging on the
wall where the new bar sits.

I started out with their Cheesesteak Spring Rolls. The rolls were
nice and crisp on the outside, with a nice spicy ketchup provided
to dip into, and frizzled onions on the side. It was not only
executed nicely and tasted good, it was a decent enough sized
appetizer for two people.

rexys cheesesteak roll

To get the actual meal started our server brought out fresh and
warm bread. The bread really was a step above most bread offered
at other dining locations and really was a bright spot. It is
sometimes the smallest thing like bread that can start the meal
off on the right foot. Next came out my Crab and Corn Chowder.

rexys crab and corn chowder

I began the soup thinking it was not that good, but after a few
bites I changed my mind. The seasoning was very minimal which at
first made me think the chowder was too bland, but then after a
few bites, I noticed the bowl was generously filled with nice
pieces of lump crab meat. With the chowder having such a light
flavor, it really allowed the sweetness of the crab meat to shine
instead. Not everything needs to be bold, and this is one of those
times. The only down fall of this dish would be the one piece of
garlic bread sitting on the side of the bowl. It was burnt beyond
recognition, and I would have been much happier with a small
amount of oyster crackers. My main entree Pork Italino is what

Rexys Pork Italiano

This was a dish of major ups and downs. The fresh vegetables were
phenomenal. Sautéed and seasoned beautifully other places should
take note of how a nicely cooked vegetable dish can truly enhance a
meal. The pork on the other hand was a tad dry and the broccoli
rabe that topped it was so bitter I thought I someone hid sour
patch kids under the cheese. The mashed potatoes would have been
better suited as just a scoop or two on the side of the dish as
opposed to sitting the pork on top of a pile of them, but the
gravy was delicious.

So Rexy’s meal was a little roller coaster like, but I must say it was the best meal I was ever served there. I used to go to Rexy’s for the memories of Flyers glory days and look at all the great pictures, but now I may have a reason to go there just to eat. The entire staff was friendly and service went seamlessly, now only if the kitchen can do the same. It was a good meal, but I know if they apply themselves they could serve something great and maybe one day have all of us over to celebrate another Flyers Stanley Cup victory.

Three Stars out of Five

9th Annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Coverage

(The following is a special series on written by guest contributing writer William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been awhile. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)

On Saturday, April 5th, I had the privilege of attending the 2014 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival.  The event was headquartered at the beautiful Atlantic City Convention Center, a massive auditorium that was appropriately sized for what truly was a larger than life event.  The annual gathering has become such an epic affair that it has three separate sessions (including one the prior evening, and one after the time I attended).  All three of these staging’s were sold out, an incredible testimony to the efforts of main event promoter Jon Henderson and his team.  The magnitude and reputation that this event carries was clearly present upon arrival at the venue…

ac beer mug
Over 100 total breweries were in attendance, and the lines of beer lovers at each and every stand goes to show that you can never have too much good brew on hand.  Amongst the samples I took enjoyment in trying included well know crafts like Anchor Brewery, the Cape May Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Harpoon Brewery, Lancaster Brewing Co., Magic Hat, Troegs Craft Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Yards Brewing Co., Shiner Beers, Victory Brewing Company, and – an old favorite – the Flying Fish Brewing Co. (whom I previously visited and told you about in my travels “around town”).

ac brooklyn

In addition to some local favorites that are making a name for themselves in brewing circles, the festival also featured some nationally, and even internationally, recognized beers.  Most notable, Samuel Adams, Franziskaner Weissbier, Harp, and the legendary Guinness all had set up shop.  But as most brew aficionados like myself know, the most fun to be had at these events is the opportunity to try some new beers that we have not yet encountered (may they be local or otherwise).  The ability for some of these “mom and pop shop” brewers getting the chance to market their product at an event such as these can prove invaluable in the ever growing craft beer field.  Included in my samplings that I had not previously enjoyed were 3 Bears Beer Company, 21st Amendment Brewery, Big Muddy Brewing, Horny Goat Brewing Co., The House of Shandy Beer Co., New Jersey Beer Co., and the Prism Brewing Company, just to name several.

ac 3 beards
Many local, as well as nationally known, eateries took part in the festivities with some of their signature specialty offerings.  Phillips’ Seafood House provided crab cake sandwiches; Philadelphia favorite Chickie’s and Pete’s were on hand with their “famous crab fries”.  Local establishment Spanky’s BBQ Catering submitted a great pulled pork slider for mass consumption.  Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood, Sammy D’s (located in Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City), Wild About Wings and Tony Boloney’s Pizza and Subs also served up to all of the hungry revelers.

ac angry orchard

As its official title states, music was as much a part of the days affairs as the food and beverage.  Such notable acts as Saves the Day, Less Than Jake, Restorations, Jumpship, Dirty Heads, Still Moon, Onward Etc. and Backyard Superheroes all took the stage at various points in time.  The live entertainment proved to add to the overall enjoyment of the affair.  Additionally, the event organizers did a fine job in their attempts to place firm emphasis on fun no matter where you were throughout the day.  After having attended numerous beer events in the past, one can become somewhat jaded as far as expectations are concerned prior to attending another one (aside from the beer itself).  However, I had not previously come across a total experience such as this before with such a festival.  Much of this can be attributed to the enormous amount of space that the Atlantic City Convention Center provides…a regulation size football goalpost was mounted in one wing of the hall, allowing amateur participants as well as NFL hopefuls to take a shot at a field goal.  A mini go-kart race track was set up for those who aspire to a life in racing, and a section was even cornered off with yoga mats for those what wanted a quick workout after consuming grub and suds.  To top everything off – a dunk tank featuring some lovely ladies from a local adult entertainment establishment proved to be one of the most popular recreational activities.  Hey, what is a beer fest without some old fashioned debauchery mixed in!

ac vanilla

Most events such as this tend to carry diverse crowds, and this was no exception.  Men and women from 21 all the way up to folks in their 80’s were all taking in the excitement.  Many groups of people create their own events in anticipation of the day, and it was not uncommon to see many show up in buses and vans, all emerging with similar themed garb (or very little garb at all, in some cases!).  To some that have never attended such a festival before, everything at once may initially come off as being somewhat excessive.  But in the case of the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, excess is beyond good. I look forward to attending this event annually moving forward, and encourage any beer lover who has not made their way to AC in the past to join me as I will guarantee your enjoyment.  I will see you at the next beer fest, and elsewhere “around town”…

ac bill

Philly Farm and Food Festival

Philly Farm and Food Festival

This Sunday, the Pennsylvania Convention Center presents the Philly Farm and Food Festival. This is one the most unique and local community focused events any foodie could attend. You get to meet the local farmers, chefs, and businesses that are at the forefront of the agricultural sustainability movement in and around Philadelphia. There will be amazing lectures , demos, and over 125 vendors to support.

Some notable names that will be attending are Chef Barbie Marshall from Hell’s Kitchen, Roberta Pipito, Char Nolan, and Clark Wolf. This event is totally kid friendly and you are encouraged to bring the kiddos along as kids under 12 are free and there will be kids crafts to have fun with. It will not only be a fun time, but it is all for a good cause as proceeds support Food Fest and Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture supporting our non-profit educational and technical assistance programs for food producers.

The event will be covered for by contributing writer Donato Mario, owner/operator of Philadelphia’s world class D and L Coffee Services providing the Philadelphia area with premium coffee services and products.

For tickets CLICK HERE and more info below.

Press Release:

Sunday, April 13 201411:00 AM — 4:00 PM



The 3rd Annual Philly Farm & Food Fest, a huge one-day-only marketplace of local deliciousnessis Sunday, April 13th from 11 am to 4 pm. Proceeds benefit Fair Food andPASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture) whose work supports local farms and food.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and kids under 12 get in free with registration.

Ticketleap supports Philly Farm & Food Fest by waiving all ticket service fees—thanks Ticketleap!

General Admission Ticket Highlights

  • Connect with over 100 farms, food artisans, and sustainable products
  • Enjoy small batch ice cream, locally roasted coffee, handmade biscotti, sourdough breads, and more
  • Buy gluten-free treats, grass-fed meats, artisan cheeses, jams, jellies, and sauces to name a few
  • Support Fair Food & PASA

Upgrade your General Admission Ticket

Purchase a timed ticket to exclusive tastings at the Local Libations Lounge and the newShellfish Salon for the complete Philly Farm & Food Fest experience. Available by advance purchase only.

At the Shellfish Salon, Sam Mink, owner of the legendary Sansom St. Oyster House, will lead a guided tasting of exceptionally fresh and delicious east coast oysters and clams. Meet the fishermen and learn about aquaculture, sustainable seafood collaboratives, and the way oysters and clams are restoring healthy coastlines and fishing economies. Plus local seafood tastes amazing!  Seating is limited to 30 participants per session for this unique opportunity. Timed tickets for a seat in the first ever Shellfish Salon are $15 and must be purchased in conjunction with a General Admission ticket ($20 in advance, $25 at the door).

If you missed the chance last year to enjoy sipping some of our brilliant locally produced spirits in the Local Libations Lounge, don’t miss out again. Back by popular demand, we’re expanding the number of beverages and offering 4 small group sessions with the producers of such amazing concoctions as Dad’s Hat Rye, Frecon Farms hard cider, Philadelphia Distilling Bluecoat Gin, Paradocx wine, Victory Brewing beer and other tempting varieties. Taste and learn from the makers themselves. Tastings will be held on the hour and are limited to groups of 60 participants.  Timed tickets for a seat in the Libations Lounge are $15 and must be purchased in conjunction with a General Admission ticket ($20 in advance, $25 at the door).You must be 21 to purchase tickets and photo ID is required to enter the Libations Lounge.

Celebrity Chefs Brunch for Meals on Wheels Delaware

Calling all Philanthropic Foodies. How would you like to enjoy a silent auction featuring high-end Culinary items, travel packages, one-of-a-kind experiences and luxury gifts? Well Meals on Wheels Delaware is going to have all of that and more during their Meals from the Masters Weekend culminating with their 17th Annual Celebrity Chef’s Brunch with decadent food, wine and specialty cocktails. This is MUST event for anyone who even dares to say they are a foodie. For one low price, you will not only have some of the best food you have ever eaten, but you will be supporting an amazing organization and cause as well. Spread the word, and bring everyone you know. I can not wait to see you all Sunday, April 27th, 2014 as I will be covering the event. More info below:

chef brunch

Press Release:

Wilmington, DE (March 11, 2014) – Meals On Wheels Delaware, joined by Marquee Sponsors Capital One,
DuPont, and MasterCard, are excited to announce the lineup for the 17th annual “Meals from the Masters”
series of culinary events. “Evening with the Masters” kicks off the weekend on Friday April 25th from 6:30 pm
to 10:00 pm at The Doubletree Downtown located at 700 N King Street in Wilmington, DE 19801. Tickets are
$75.00 and guests will be treated to delicious tastings prepared by 45+ top local and regional chefs from Caffe
Gelato, Chesapeake Inn, Hotel DuPont – Desserts by Michele Mitchell, Fins Fish House and Raw Bar, Skipjack,
Soffritto Italian Grill and many more.

“The 17th annual Meals from the Masters weekend will continue the legacy of offering guests an opportunity
to indulge in culinary excellence while raising money in support of Delaware’s homebound seniors,” said
Regina Dodds, Director of Events for Meals On Wheels Delaware. “Thanks to the amazing community
support, guests will enjoy a lot of exciting enhancements throughout the weekend of events.”

16 Mile Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head Brewery, Troegs Brewing Co. and
Victory Brewing Company are just a few of the 20+ breweries who will be participating in the Evening with the
Masters craft beer garden, curated by Two Stones Pub.
Evening with the Masters Lead and Notable Sponsors: AstraZeneca, Bunzl, Agilent Technologies and
Wilmington University

Free secured parking and discounted overnight accommodations will also be offered by calling the Doubletree
Downtown at (302) 655-0400 by mentioning Meals On Wheels or Meals From The Masters.

Also Friday evening, the Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00 – 10:00
pm at the Doubletree Downtown in Wilmington, DE. Tickets are $125 per person and include valet parking,
specialty hors d’oeuvres prepared by 2014 James Beard Semi-Finalist Bryan Sikora from La Fia Bistro and
premium wine pours by Prestige Beverage Group. Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction tickets typically sell out

Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction Lead Sponsor: Monterey Enterprises

The weekend will culminate with the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch on Sunday, April 27th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
at the Hercules Plaza located at 1313 N Market St in Wilmington. Tickets are $175 per person and guests will
get the opportunity to taste unique dishes by international and nationally acclaimed chefs.

Participating Chefs include:
Norman Aiken • Juniper • Ottawa, ON
Michael Blackie • NEXT • Kanata, ON
Kurt Boucher • Rendezvous Café • Denver, CO
Hari Cameron • a(MUSE.) • Rehoboth Beach, DE
Jay Caputo • Espuma • Rehoboth Beach, DE
Stephen Davis • Sodexo • Newton, NJ
Brandon Foster • Vesta Dipping Grill • Denver, CO
Daniel Fox • Heritage Tavern • Madison, WI
François Gagnon • Lunch Insolite • Montréal, QC
Kenny Gilbert • Plainfield Country Club • Edison, NJ
Roger Herring • Grand Tour • Chicago, IL
Cliff Holt • Little Savannah • Birmingham, AL
Perry Jermonti • Terranea Resort • Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Clifford Lyness • Brookstreet Hotel •Ottawa, ON
Harold Marmulstein • Salty Sow • Austin, TX / Phoenix, AZ
Bruce Moffet • Barrington’s and Good Food on Montford • Charlotte, NC
Melissa Muller Daka • Bar Eolo and Pastai • New York City, NY
Jeffrey Osaka • twelve restaurant • Denver, CO
Deb Paquette • Etch • Nashville, TN
Davide Pugliese • Wali Nikiti House • Scrub Island, BVI
Paul C Reilly • Beat + Bottle • Denver, CO
Nathan Rich • Twin Farms • Barnard, VT
Alexander Seidel • Fruition Restaurant • Denver, CO
Matt Selby • Central Bistro and Bar • Denver, CO
Vincent Tropepe • RAW • Brooklyn, NY
Parke Ulrich • Waterbar and Epic Roasthouse • San Francisco, CA
Cathy Whims • Nostrana • Portland, OR
Tyler Wiard • Elway’s Cherry Creek • Denver, CO

Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch Lead Sponsors: AstraZeneca, Bank of America, and Diamond State Party Rentals
“We are so thankful to have the support of so many talented chefs, dedicated volunteers and generous
sponsors,” said Mari Considine, Executive Director for Meals On Wheels Delaware. With the tremendous
support we receive from our community we are able to make a daily impact on so many Delaware seniors’
lives—a hot meal and a friendly hello can go a long way to lift the spirits of our elderly neighbors.”

“Meals from the Masters” is the largest fundraiser held by Meals On Wheels Delaware each year—raising
funds to help support Meals on Wheels programs throughout the entire state. Last year these funds helped to
provide and deliver 710,000 hot, nutritious meals to 4,000 homebound seniors statewide.


The mission of Meals On Wheels Delaware is to ensure – through the provision of financial and human
resources – that every eligible senior in the State of Delaware receives a hot, nutritious meal in their home.

A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Meals On Wheels Delaware is a public/ private partnership between the
federal government, the State of Delaware, five meal-providing agencies and thousands of volunteers from
corporations, civic, religious and community groups. Additional financial and volunteer resources are made
available for agency providers, to ensure that no senior in Delaware is on a waiting list for a hot meal delivered
to their home.

Last year, meals on wheels volunteers delivered over 710,000 hot, nutritious meals to 4,000 homebound
seniors statewide, along with a gift of health, independence and companionship. In support of that work, the
Evening with the Masters (held annually since 2002), Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction (held annually since 2004)
and Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch (held annually since 1997) – together with Meals On Wheels Delaware fall
fundraisers including Denim & Diamonds, the Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch and Stock Up For Seniors – have
raised in excess of $5 million for meal delivery programs in Delaware.

For Tickets and a complete list of participating chefs and restaurants, please visit


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