Southern Hospitality from Virginia to the West Indies
RICHMOND, Va. …Imagine arriving at the John Marshall Hotel on 5th street in Richmond and being greeted by swaying palms and steel drum music. That is the first glimpse guests will experience at the SAVOR 2012 dinner, held at 6 PM on Friday September 28, 2012. This year’s SAVOR event theme is Southern Hospitality from Virginia to the West Indies and will feature some of those regions best known chefs. Once again, SAVOR will be a unique gourmet experience in Richmond and an opportunity for some of the World’s best Chefs to witness the sophisticated palates of the Richmond audience.
We are also excited to announce that Chef Todd Gray of the famed Equinox Restaurant in Washington DC will be preparing and serving an hors d'oeuvre during the cocktail/silent auction portion of the evening. A passionate promoter of mid-Atlantic ingredients, Chef Gray combines local ingredients with classical Italian techniques to create his distinctive cuisine. He will be joined during the cocktail hour by Michael Hall of M Bistro, Jannequin Bennett & Ellie Basch of Everyday Gourmet and Chris Tsui of Osaka and the Blue Goat.
Following cocktails will be a six course dinner with wine pairings selected by the Chefs and expert Sommeliers. The Chefs presenting this year are:
Chef Walter Bundy
Executive Chef, LeMaire Restaurant, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Chef Dino Jagtiani
Owner/Executive Chef, Temptation, St. Maarten, N.A.
Chef Mario Tardif
Owner/Chef, Mario’s Bistro, St. Maarten, FWI
Chef Franck Mear
Owner/Chef, Le Pressior, St. Maarten, FWI
Chef Patrick Ehemann
Executive Chef, TJ’s Restaurant, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Executive Pastry Chef, Kingsmill Resort
In addition to the silent auction during the cocktail hour, a live auction following the dinner featuring trips to St. John USVI and St. Martin, a 46 bottle Wolf/SubZero wine cooler and jewelry from Fornash Jewelers & Tiffany & Co. will occur. Music for the event will be provided by local steel pan drummer from Ban Caribe, Kevin Davis and Jazz Pianist, Elsidro Wyatt of St. Martin, West Indies.
A very limited number of seats are still remaining and tickets start at $300. For information on SAVOR 2012, please call the Hospital Hospitality House at (804) 828-6901, or visit www.hhhSAVOR.org or www.hhhRichmond.org.
Since 1984, the Hospital Hospitality House has been “a place to call home” for more than 130,000 patients in medical crisis and their families. The House is Richmond’s premier provider of lodging and non-medical support services for these families and is the largest hospitality house in the country that operates on a donations-only basis. HHH guests come to Richmond from across Virginia, the United States and beyond. They are adults and children, transplant recipients and cancer patients, trauma victims and veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The House helps them overcome distance, transportation and financial concerns to obtain the specialized medical care they need from the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System-Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (VCUHS MCVH), the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or six other Richmond area hospitals.