Heart of Florida United Way

Heart of Florida United Way #ChefsGala
Heart of Florida United Way #ChefsGala

Heart of Florida United Way Chef’s Gala happening on May 10 will feature exquisite cuisine from more than 20 of Central Florida’s top chefs. Each bite will be paired with fine wines, live music and a silent auction. Chef’s Gala is historically United Way’s largest fundraiser for education, income, health and basic needs programs, which serve thousands of Central Floridians in dire need and also recognized as the region’s premier food and wine-pairing event that everyone must attend while helping our community.

I was invited by  Heart of Florida United Way to preview  the menu that will be offered at Chef’s Gala event prior to the May 10 event being held at Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot® World Showplace.

Here are few of the bites that the menu will include:

Spicy Florida Shellfish Cioppino with Smoked Paprika Rouille and Saffron Croutons #ChefsGala
Spicy Florida Shellfish Cioppino with Smoked Paprika Rouille and Saffron Croutons

Spicy Florida Shellfish Cioppino with Smoked Paprika Rouille and Saffron Croutons. Dish prepared by Chef Jared Gross from Napa Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Poached Maine Lobster Truffled Brioche with Garlic Aioli, Primo Garden Chives and Crispy Buttermilk-Malt Vinegar Marinated Shallots #ChefsGala
Poached Maine Lobster Truffled Brioche with Garlic Aioli, Primo Garden Chives and Crispy Buttermilk-Malt Vinegar Marinated Shallots

Poached Maine Lobster Truffled Brioche with Garlic Aioli, Primo Garden Chives and Crispy Buttermilk-Malt Vinegar Marinated Shallots. Dish prepared by Chef Gilberto Ramirez from Primo by Melissa Kelly at Grande Lakes Orlando.

Slow-braised Pork Shank on Parmesan Grits with Shrimp and Sausage #ChefsGala
Slow-braised Pork Shank on Parmesan Grits with Shrimp and Sausage

Slow-braised Pork Shank on Parmesan Grits with Shrimp and Sausage. Dish created by Chef Greg Richie from Thornton Park Restaurant Group.

Desserts for the Chefs Gala #ChefsGala
Desserts for the Chefs Gala

Milk Chocolate Crémeux with Mojito Concoction on Almond Rocher. Dessert created by Pastry Chef Andreas Born from Disney’s Hollywood Studios Bakery.

Taste  all these delicacies by joining the 22nd Annual Chef’s Gala on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Epcot® World Showplace. This is the event program:

6:45 – 8:15 p.m. – Champagne, Martini Bar & Silent Auction

7:30 – 10 p.m. – Delectable food showcase and tasting along with wine pairings

Buy tickets at ChefsGala.org

In this time of urgent need, Chef’s Gala is truly a tasteful way to make a difference while helping our Central Florida community, see you there!

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