Second Annual Gala to Benefit the Chef2Chef.Net Culinary Student Grant Program

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Chef2Chef.Net "Dream Team" and Chimney Park Bistro present you with the the Ultimate Dining Experience!

Looking to repeat the stunning success of 2004’s charitable gala at the Chimney Park Bistro in Windsor, Colorado, 2005’s event on Tuesday, August 9, will once again offer extraordinary dishes created by chefs from across the continent.

The event is sponsored by the Chef2Chef.Net culinary portal, an award-winning Internet information source for tens of thousands of chefs, cooks, hobbyists and even non-cooks seeking advice. A silent auction between courses will benefit its student grant program.

Nine chefs - from Canada, California, Oregon, North Carolina, New York and Colorado - will prepare a lavish nine-course dinner with wine pairings that will start at 6:30 p.m. The per person charge is $100 and reservations must be made at (970) 686-1477.

The tentative menu includes: a cocktail course of Truffles and Canapes that will be served throughout the evening, Smoked Wild Salmon and Yukon Sourdough Rolls, Tomato Gazpacho with Lemon Balm and Champagne Granite, Bresaola Rubbed with 3-Peppercorn Chevre and Huckleberry Puree, Sea Scallops with Apple-Cider Jelly & Creamy Leeks, Fig-spiced Confit Leg of Duck, Roasted Bison Perigueux and a “Bounty of Harvest” dessert featuring White Chocolate Mousse and Raspberry Creme Brulée.

Each course will be served with a perfectly matched wine.

The Chimney Park Bistro was opened in 2004 by renowned chef Florian Wehrli -- former head chef for top-ranked Zagat Guide restaurants in Las Vegas. It is considered Windsor’s premier fine dining establishment, with unsurpassed food and spirits from Colorado and around the world. Its stylish atmosphere is known for its relaxed dining and sophisticated menu offerings.

The Chef2Chef.Net Internet site - based in Centennial, Colorado - offers a Recipe Club newsletter, “Question & Answer” forums, industry employment listings, a marketplace, rankings for favorite chefs and restaurants, food health news and a whopping 280,000 recipes, among many other features covering the gamut of culinary news and views. It has become a virtual gathering place for people who like food and even offers forums for people to discuss subjects other than food.

Chef2Chef.Net contributors now number more than 13,000, from more than 80 countries. The public forums are constantly active and have been responsible for lasting, long-distance friendships for food fans across the globe.

The Chef2Chef.Net student grant program has been in place 2 years and has benefited 10 current and future chefs. The silent auction accompanying the August 9 event will offer food, wine, art work, culinary merchandise and all the money collected will go toward the grant programs.

Chefs at the August 9 gala have cooked for five U.S. presidents, a long list of Hollywood celebrities and several professional athletes. Bios and contact information for the chefs are available on request. Additional information is also available at http://chef2chef.net/events/chimney-park-bistro-2005

The Chimney Park Bistro dining room will be seated at 6:30 p.m. on the night of the event and the restaurant will continue to serve the extravagant menu for the remainder of the week.

Contacts:

Chef2Chef - Fred Roosli 303-850-7193 or http://chef2chef.net
Chimney Park Bistro - Florian Wehrli 970-686-1477 or http://www.chimneypark.com

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