May 19, 2011 - Art & Culture Center of Hollywood 14th Annual Cuisine for ART
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
When: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Beneficiary: Art & Culture Center of Hollywood
Honoree(s): Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Co-Chair(s): Jules Meyer, Susan R3enneisen & Anna Smith; Jo Walters, Auction Chair & Vicki Lowe, Auction Co-Chair
Committee Members: Monique Durand, Jean Kalinsky, Jeff Lynn, tracy Lyons, Gerard Nadeau, Joy Satterlee & Allison Sinclair
Libations: Southern Wine & Spirits
Catering: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Music: Ross & Slim - Rock with U Entertainment
Sponsors: CHAMPAGNE: Seminole Hard Rock & Casino & Southern Wine & Spirts - BOUDEAUX: Bitner Goodman, cb5 Restaurant Group & Florida Power & Light - BURGUNDY: AutoNation, Hazen and Sayer & Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida.com
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood "14th Annual Cuisine for Art" was held, Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Casino.
Celebrity Waiters, Public Officials were, Hon Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator; Hon. Joe Gibbons, Florida State Representative; Hon. Sue Gunzburger, Broward County Mayor; Hon. Peter Bober, City of Hollywood Mayor; Hon. Richard Blattner, City of Hollywood Commissioner. Beam Furr, City of Hollywood Commissioner; Hon. Heidi O'Sheehan, City of Hollywood Commissioner; Hon. Fran Russo, City of Hollywood Commissioner; Hon. Linda Sherwood, City of Hollywood Commissioner; Sheriff Al Lamberti, Broward Sheriff's Office; Hon. Jennifer Gottlieb, Broward County School Board Member.
Celebrity Waiters, Community Leaders were, Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Pres/CEO, United Way of Broward County; John Benz, Sr. VP & Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System; Gale Butler, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, AutoNation, Inc., Donna Dickey, VP/Broward Business Manager, The Miami Herald Media Company; Julie Durda, Weather Anchor, 7 News Today in Florida & NEWS at Noon; Theresa Garcia, Community Liaison, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital @ Memorial; Michael Goodman, Partner, Bitner Goodman PR/Advertising; Oscar Llorente, Networking & Business Development Coordinator, Mount Sinai Aventura ER; Lisa Scott-Founds, Pres/CEO, The Winterfest Celebration & Tony Segreto, Advisory Director & Consultant BankAtlantic & Former news anchor for NBC-6/WTVJ.
Each of the celebrities were assigned special tables and with the help of the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino staff, served the night's meal consisting of Amuse Bouche - Pony Lime Shrimp Mojito Engelee Wedge; Baby Romaine w/Sandia Ochumore (watermelon) & Pineapple Salad marinated with Guarapo (sugar cane juice), Aguardiente (sugar cane alcohol) and lime juice w/mint leaves; Petite Grilled Filet Mignon w/Coffee Bean Demi Glace & Cigar Smoke infused Salmon w/Lychee & Dark Rum Glaze. Accompanied w/Croquetas de Yuca (Cassava croquettes) & Citrus Roasted Funnel. Desert was created by Pastry Chef Lic Autret - Caramel Flan w/Grand Marnier Marinated Berries, Valrhoma Pearls. Made me soooooooo glad I was there to enjoy this amazing meal, served by thes amazing Public Officials & Community Leaders.
Some of the waiters (they were really from the Florida Grand Opera) surprised the guests with an unexpected performance.
Special thanks to: frank Amadeo, Estefan Enterprisers; Kelly Anderson, Florida Grand Opera; cb5 Restaurant Group; Ross Bielejeski, Rock With U Entertainment; Darrin Graumann, Seminole Hard Rock & Casino; David Naranjo, Estefan Enterprises; Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Mark Tascione, Semino9ole Hard Rock Hotel & casino & TONIGHTS "CELEBRITY WAITERS!"