Reno, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
Attendees of “A Toast & Taste of Summer” will have the opportunity to sample foie gras in Reno, Nevada, at one of the cities largest gourmet food and wine fundraisers. “A Toast & Taste of Summer” is organized by Encore Beverage, and benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Northern Nevada Branch.
“A Toast & Taste of Summer” will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa on Thursday, June 6, from 6 – 9 pm. Approximately twenty restaurants and gourmet food stores and forty wineries and breweries will serve their products to the 600 attendees expected at the event. There will be a photography display and live music entertainment. The annual fundraiser is sponsored by KOLO News Channel 8, The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Whispering Vine, Mirepoix USA, and local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Proceeds from the public ticket sales and silent auction will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to deliver a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through the funding of research.
Mirepoix USA (enjoyfoiegras.com), a leading online purveyor of foie gras, caviar, truffles and other gourmet foods, and one of the participating gourmet food stores, will serve Hudson Valley Foie Gras at the event. The foie gras will be served two ways: seared and served hot, and sliced and served on toasted baguette with a coffee reduction and roasted cocoa nibs. Additionally, Mirepoix USA will serve one of Hudson Valley Foie Gras’ new product releases, duck rillettes. The duck rillettes will be served on toast with pickled apricot jam.
Confirmed wineries, microbreweries and spirits include: Ancien, BNA Wine Group, Black Kite Cellars, Breggo, Caraccioli, Carol Shelton, Chaucer’s Cellars, Cliff Lede, DeSante, Eagle Eye, Elyse, The Four Graces, Four Vines, Grace Patriot, Hahn Family, Handley Cellars, Laird Family, Mettler Family, Mi Sueno, Michael Sullberg, Miner Family, Nevada City, Opolo, Quilici, Revelry, Rocca, Smith & Hook, Schulz Cellars, Sineann, Small Vineyards Italian Imports, Twisted Oak, Vineyard 7&8, Yorba, Indian Wells, Joseph James, Tenaya Creek, Ruhlstaller, and locally imported Gera Vodka.
Confirmed restaurants include: Mirepoix USA (foie gras), Bistro Napa, The Cheeseboard, The Men’s Club, Wedge, Twisted Fork, The Grove, Beaujolais Bistro, The Grill, India Kabab & Curry, SunSett Bar & Grille at Somerset, The Gas Lamp, Longboard’s Bar & Grill, Jungle Vino, Bistro 7, Cosmopolitan Café and Whole Foods.
The cost to attend “A Toast & Taste of Summer” is $35 in advance, and $45 at the door. Guests may purchase tickets at the Atlantis Gift Shop, local wine shops or by calling 775.824.4467.
Since 2004, Mirepoix USA has been sourcing the highest quality specialty gourmet foods and traditional French foods from manufacturers and importers across the United States. The company currently offers over 40 foie gras selections; fresh truffles including summer truffles, Burgundy truffles, Perigord black truffles and Alba white truffles and well as truffle based products; French charcuterie, and a wide selection of caviar. In recent years the online retailer has expanded product offerings to include Wagyu and US Kobe beef, French cheeses, and gourmet gift baskets and gourmet food. Mirepoix USA began offering culinary travel and foie gras tasting events in 2012.
Foe more information about Mirepoix USA, visit http://www.mirepoixusa.com or call 866-992-9559.