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EatBeat: Great Chef’s Tasting Party Sunday in Palm Beach – Its 23rd Year!

November 18th, 2011 · No Comments

One of the longest running dine-arounds takes place Sunday in Palm Beach at the Colony Hotel to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy programs.

More than a dozen local chefs and restaurants will have stations set up in the Colony, and wines and a silent auction, along with live entertainment, are part of the festivities.

Charlie Soo

Chefs Roy Villacrusis and Charlie Soo, winners from last year’s judged tastings, will return. Villacrusis will be representing his new restaurant menu from Kapow! Noodle Bar in Boca Raton; Soo will represent the popular Talay Thai in Palm Beach Gardens – he’ll be bringing sauteed pork belly with long beans.

Others include Bice, with tuna tartare, bruschetta and tiramisu; Brogue’s Down Under with duck confit; Militello’s Italian Bakery, with assorted breads and pastries; John Bull English Pub, bringing white chocolate banana gread pudding, Field of Greens with vegetarian chili; the Gourmet Galaxy with assorted pastries; Leila, with hummus, shish tawook, and knaffe; Hoffman’s Chocolate with mini cupcakes, Le Petit Pain French Bakery with pastries and desserts, and others still undetermined at this writing.

Diners get a chance to vote for their favorite foods at the event, and the size of it allows interaction with the chefs.

Proceeds to UCP programs and services

Palm Beach County and Broward County UCP chapters benefit from this event. Among the services and programs offered is an adult day center in Lake Worth that cares for and offers opportunities for many to have meaningful activities, jobs and outings.

Silent auction and the raffle here are always popular, and prizes this year include airline tickets, hotel packages, theme park passes and more.

Tickets are $85; available through their web site.

UCP Great Chefs Tasting Party

  • Sunday, Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m.
  • The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach
  • Cost: $85; valet parking available.
  • Tickets and information: (954) 315-4057; www.ucpsouthflorida.org

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