Cape Gazette

Art and Wine Fest holds Jazz Brunch

May 29, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups After checking all of the guest in, the Jazz Brunch organizers took a break for a photo. Shown are (l-r) Drexel Davison, Freeman Foundation board member; Molly King, Freeman Foundation operations director; Peggy Raley-Ward, Nassau Valley Vineyard owner; and Peter McMahon, executive chef for Sussex County Wine and Food Fest events.

The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival held a Jazz Brunch May 17 at Nassau Valley Vineyards. Local chefs and wine vendors provided fine food and wine for the crowd while jazz helped make the mood a little more upscale. Proceeds from the Jazz Brunch will benefit the Freeman Foundation.

Blue Moon Executive Chef Lion Gardner serves John Baker of Lewes braised short rib hash, cheddar fondue topped with a quails egg.
Kevin Gilmore, right, gets his questions about the white cheddar grits answered by 14 Global Executive Chef Shane Kellagher, left, as Sous Chef John Speziale stays busy.
Providing the jazz for the sold out event are (l-r) Joe Holt on keyboards, Mike McShane on drums, Rob Zinn on horn, and Ron Cole on guitar. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Neighbors (l-r) Jack Buchter, Carol O'Driscoll and Bruce Summer enjoy each other's company at the brunch. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Tom Hullen, right, of Lewes picks out one of the many varieties of quiche provided by Paul Gallo, Nage executive chef. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Ready for some more tastes after clearing their plates are Lewes residents (l-r) Rich and Pam Hartnett with Joe Reed and Maria Childers. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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