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March 30, 2012 - Museum of Discovery & Science 17th Annual Wine and Culinary Celebration

Where: Museum of Discovery & Science

When: Friday, March 30, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Beneficiary: Museum of Discovery & Science

EMCEE: Susan Wise & Mike Krug, 101.5 Lite FM

Presenting Sponsor(s): Bank of America

Co-Chair(s): Kenny Stiles, Matt Olsen, Ryan Shea - Nila Do Committee Chair; Janet Buhl, Silent Auction Chair

Committee Members: Janet Buhl, Juliana Carrion, Marcy Cellentani, Nicola Chin, Susan Climan, Sandra Davis, Nila Do, Katherine Dover, Elliott Flynn, Janet Gomes, Joe Insalaco, Lauren Miller, Stephanie Peterson, Jonathan Schwartz, Robert Stanfield, Erin Sutherland, Sarah Templeton, Jarod Young, Sean Goldstein

Sponsors: MAJOR SPONSORS: Bank of America, Southern Wine & Spirits, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and GALLERYone Doubletree, JM Lexus. Other sponsors included: Stiles Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Matthew Olsen, KPMG, AutoNation, Austin Forman, UBS Financial Services, City Furniture, Right Management, Steel Fabricators LLC, Ronald L. Book PA, Templeton & Co., Grant Thornton LLP, Merrill Lynch Parker-Harrington Group, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Print Dynamics, Gold Coast Magazine, BocaRaton.com, 101.5 LITE FM, American Airlines, and Panache Style - WINERIES: Ascentia Wine Estates , Brittany Sales Co., Constellation Wines, Constellation Wines, Delicato Family Vineyards, Ferrari Carano, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Gerard Bertrand, Jordan Winery, Mionetto USA, Oyster Bay, Pali Wine Company, Palm Bay International, Pernod Ricard USA, Royal Wine Corp., Rodney Strong Wine Estates, Shaw Ross International, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Terlato Wines International, Treasury Wine Estates, Trinchero Family Estates, Vici Wine and Spirits. Wilson Creek Winery, Winebow, Yarden Wines, Reata Wine, Adavino Wine - CRAFT BEERS: Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn Brewery, Sam Adams, Heineken/Newcastle, Diageo, Anchor Brewery, Magners, Crispin, Florida Beer Company - SPIRITS: Blend Wine & Spirits, Patron Spirits, Pernod Ricard USA, Shaw Ross, Skyy Vodka, SX Liquors, Imperial Brands, Palm Bay International, VeeV Acai Spirits, Leblon Cachaca - PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS: 3030 Ocean, A Thierry’s Catering and Event Design, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Big City Tavern, Bistro Mezzaluna Restorant, Bouillabaise, Bravo Ristorante, Café Ala Carte, Café Vico, Capital Grille, Casa D’Angelo Ristorante , Cookies by Design, Crepemaker, East End Brasserie, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Grateful Palate, Hey, Cupcake!, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-six, Ilios @ Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Resort, Johnny V’s, Las Olas Wine Café, The Melting Pot, Market 17, Michele’s Dining Lounge, PL8 Kitchen, Publix Aprons Cooking School, ROK:BRGR Burger Bar, Rocco’s Tacos, SA1A, Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar, Sette Bello, Solita’s Steak 954, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, Tarpon Bend, Texas de Brazil, Timpano, TK Oriental Fine Foods, Inc., Tower Club, Tundra, Truluck’s, Via Luna & Yolo Restaurant

Event Coordinator: Ethel Lipoff

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Blacktie-Southflorida.com

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:




17th Annual Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration
raised over $180,000 to support the
Museum of Discovery and Science


Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 5, 2012 –  The 17th Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration, held at the Museum of Discovery and Science on March 30, 2012, raised over $180,000 to benefit the Museum. Chaired by Ken Stiles, Ryan Shea and Matt Olsen, the event was made possible by the generosity of Bank of America. More than 2,000 guests enjoyed tantalizing cuisine, music and a bountiful silent auction. The Silent Auction was chaired by Janet Buhl and Committee chaired by Nila Do.

The Wine, Spirits & Culinary Celebration showcased a sequence of wine with food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests and their pallets. And this year, for the first time, the Celebration featured an array of spirits and craft beers. More than 40 of South Florida’s top restaurants and chefs were represented, as well as wines from around the world, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. The event also featured a silent auction, special presentations, culinary and wine pairing seminars in the new learning labs, and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest.  

The evening began with an exclusive VIP Martini Reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. VIP guests enjoyed a champagne tasting with champagne expert, “Champagne Wayne” Ballard.  This year’s featured Chef Spotlights included Chef Angelo Elia of Casa D’Angelo, Chef Sean McDonald of ilios at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, and Chef Chi Chan of Truluck’s. The VIP evening concluded with exclusive access to the ultra chic Hilton Fort Lauderdale VIP Lounge, themed “Seven Deadly Sins”, where guests ate, drank and danced under the stars from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Highlighting the evening were the following South Florida top restaurants:  
3030 Ocean, A Thierry’s Catering and Event Design, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Big City Tavern, Bistro Mezzaluna, Bravo Ristorante, Bouillabaise, Café a la Carte, Café Vico, Capital Grille, Casa D’Angelo Ristorante, Cookies by Design, Crepemaker, East End Brasserie, Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, Grateful Palate, Hey Cupcake!, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-six,  ilios @ Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Johnny V’s, Las Olas Wine Café, Market 17, The Melting Pot, Michele’s Dining Lounge, PL8 Kitchen, Publix Aprons Cooking School, Rocco’s Tacos, ROK:BRGR, SA1A, Sea Level Restaurant and Ocean Bar, Sette Bello, Solita’s, Steak 954, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, Tarpon Bend, Texas de Brazil, Timpano, TK Oriental Fine Foods, Inc., Tower Club, Truluck’s, Tundra, Via Luna, and Yolo Restaurant.

This year’s “People’s Choice Awards” winners, voted on by attendees, were as follows: in first place was Capital Grille, for the second year in a row, with its lobster sliders; in second place was Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-six which served mango margarita shooters, agave shrimp, and Adobo braised pork; and in third place was ROK:BRGR with its mini tuna and min pork tacos.


Major sponsors of the 17th Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration included: Bank of America, Southern Wine & Spirits, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and GALLERYone Doubletree, JM Lexus.  Other sponsors included: Stiles Corporation, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network and Matthew Olsen, KPMG, AutoNation, Austin Forman, UBS Financial Services, City Furniture, Right Management, Steel Fabricators LLC, Ronald L. Book PA, Templeton & Co., Grant Thornton LLP, Merrill Lynch Parker-Harrington Group, Leo Goodwin Foundation, Print Dynamics, Gold Coast Magazine, BocaRaton.com, 101.5 LITE FM, American Airlines, and Panache Style.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
A major expansion of the Museum of Discovery and Science, the new 34,000-square-foot EcoDiscovery Center, which more than doubles the Museum’s current exhibit space, offers more dynamic explorations. There are five new exhibit areas:  Otters at Play, Everglades Airboat Adventure, Prehistoric Florida, Florida Water Story and Storm Center. Plus, exciting science shows will be offered at the Keller Science Theater and the Mangurian Foundation Lifelong Learning Center, featuring four new learning labs.
 
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Broward Health, Sun Sentinel and Wells Fargo.
 
The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. The Museum of Discovery and Science is at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at www.mods.org


 

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