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EatBeat: Taste of Compassion Monday a Dine-Around for Quantum House

January 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

There’s no lack of charity food events in this area – especially this time of year. But the chefs who put on the Taste of Compassion at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace each year go all out for this annual dine-around.

Most of us don’t get to dine with this group of 25 chefs from the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Culinary Federation – many are from area country clubs and private dining rooms. They’re a creative, professional group who produce some tasty fare to match all the wines being poured for sampling.

Foods and wines are on two levels at the theater, and a silent and live auction is set up as part of the event in the auditorium. A live band performs.

Money from the night goes to the Quantum House in West Palm Beach, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. It’s a home away from home for families who want to be with their children being treated at St. Mary’s Medical Center and other hospitals nearby.

Tickets are $75, or $125 for the VIP pre-event party.

Taste of Compassion

  • Where: Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
  • When: 7 p.m. (6 p.m. VIP reception), Monday, Jan. 16, 2012
  • Tickets and information: $75 ($125 for VIP); available at quantumhouse.org or call 561-494-0515.

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