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January 22, 2013 > Local chefs tuning up for 'An Elegant Affaire'

Local chefs tuning up for 'An Elegant Affaire'

Submitted By Shirley Sisk

The League of Volunteers (LOV) is holding the 22nd annual "An Elegant Affaire" on February 8, 2013. It will be held again at the Newark Pavilion where "hidden chefs" of the Tri-Cities will be serving a gourmet dining experience for the benefit of LOV's Arts In Schools Program which provides in-school multi-cultural performing arts assemblies to the children of Fremont, Newark and Union City. Last year's glittering event helped bring performances to over 15,000 young people.

The theme is "Celebrate Valentines with An Elegant Affaire and the celebrity chefs are preparing a five course meal to please every food lover's palate. The appetizer course is presented by Washington Hospital Board Member Pat Danielson and Pat Kite of the Union Sanitary District Board. Jan Crocker and Nancy Thomas of the Newark Unified School District Board are providing a very special salad course. Eileen McDonald, Alameda County Board of Education Member is developing what she calls "intermezzo. Newark Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca and Captain Bruce Armstrong from the Alameda County Fire Department are creating a delicious entrŽe. To round out the feast Newark City Councilmember Sucy Collazo and Ohlone College Trustee Vivien Larsen have developed a mouth-watering dessert.

These very special recipes from the "celebrity chefs" promise to serve up a wonderful evening of culinary delights - all accompanied by the appropriate fine wines along with the specialty coffees of Mission Coffee Roasting Company. Returning this year is the complimentary champagne cocktail hour, provided by White Crane Winery with special hors'd oeurves prepared by Briane and Donna Sisk. During the cocktail hour you will be entertained by Band of Gold with vocals by Knuti Van Hoven and Bill Smith on guitar and violin. You will also be able to do some beer tasting - thanks to Das Brewery.

The Honorary Chair for the evening is Assembly Member Bob Wieckowski. Besides a fantastic evening of delectable dining, local Mayors, School Superintendents, School Board Members, Teachers Association Presidents and other dignitaries are providing great silent auction baskets. The MC for the evening is Rick Geha and there will be some fantastic live & silent auction prizes. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $80 per person or $600 for a table of 8 with table sign. All credit cards accepted. You may also purchase on line at www.lov.org. Reservations are limited to 160.

For further information call LOV at 793-5683.

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