Wednesday, August 22, 2012

give me five

The vivacious 
invited us to join her
at the
in Atlanta
on Sunday night
to attend the
Give Me Five 

The function was to
No Kid Hungry 

Cocktails and a 
Silent Auction
began at 5:00
followed by
a seated five course dinner
with wine pairings
by Atlanta's best chefs
and sommeliers.

We began with
Chef Anthony Gray's
 Beef Carpaccio

which was paired with
Muller Thurgau, "Dolomiti"
Alois Lageder, Alto Adige,
Italy, 2010
chosen by Dorine Buche of 
BLT Steak.

we were served
Refined Potlikker Soup
courtesy of 
Chef Kevin Gillespie

It was paired with
Perrin et Fils, 'Les Sinards,'
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc,
chosen by Matt Bradford
of Canoe.

We delved into two delicious salads.
The first was by 
Chef Michael Deihl 
East Lake Golf Club

and the second,
Eric Karell
St. Ives Country Club.

Dinner was peppered with live
auction items

where altruistic donors
and generous patrons
raised money 
for the campaign.

At some point,
I forgot to take pictures.
the main course was 
Cretan Crusted Agean Sea Striped Bass
prepared by 
Chef Pano I. Karatassos
of Kyma.
It was delightfully paired with 
Boutari Naoussa Xinomavro, 2008
chosen by 
Niko Karatassos
of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.

Dessert was 
Milk Passion
created by 
Chef Heather L. Hurlbert
paired with 
Hugel, Reisling, Vendage Tardive,
Alsace 2001.

John enjoyed meeting 
some of the chefs

while I enjoyed  
devouring the
 food and wine.

It was a wonderful evening
to raise money and awareness
for an
extremely worthwhile

Did you know
almost 700,000 of Georgia's children
live in food insecure households?
This means they lack access to enough food 
for an active, healthy lifestyle.
(Feeding America, August 2011)

It was one of those evenings
where I left asking myself,
'What do I do
that makes a difference?'
to do more.

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