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Top chefs support Meals from the Masters April 25, 27

Weekend fundraiser will support Meals on Wheels Delaware
Mar 15, 2014

Meals On Wheels Delaware, joined by Marquee Sponsors Capital One, DuPont, and MasterCard, announces the lineup for the 17th annual Meals from the Masters series of culinary events April 25-27.

Evening with the Masters kicks off the weekend from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday April 25, at The Doubletree Downtown at 700 N. King St. in Wilmington. Tickets are $75 and guests will be treated to delicious tastings prepared by 45-plus top local and regional chefs from Caffe Gelato, Chesapeake Inn, Hotel DuPont - Desserts by Michele Mitchell, Fins Fish House and Raw Bar, Skipjack, Soffritto Italian Grill and many more.

“The 17th annual Meals from the Masters weekend will continue the legacy of offering guests an opportunity to indulge in culinary excellence while raising money in support of Delaware’s homebound seniors,” said Regina Dodds, director of events for Meals On Wheels Delaware. “Thanks to the amazing community support, guests will enjoy a lot of exciting enhancements throughout the weekend of events.”

16 Mile Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head Brewery, Troegs Brewing Co. and Victory Brewing Company are just a few of the 20-plus breweries that will be participating in the Evening with the Masters craft beer garden, curated by Two Stones Pub.

Evening with the Masters lead and notable sponsors are AstraZeneca, Bunzl, Agilent Technologies and Wilmington University.

Free secured parking and discounted overnight accommodations will also be offered; call the Doubletree Downtown at 302-655-0400 and mention Meals On Wheels or Meals From The Masters.

Also, the Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, April 25, at the Doubletree Downtown in Wilmington. Tickets are $125 per person and include valet parking, specialty hors d’oeuvres prepared by 2014 James Beard semifinalist Bryan Sikora from La Fia Bistro and premium wine pours by Prestige Beverage Group. Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction lead sponsor is Monterey Enterprises.

The weekend will culminate with the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at the Hercules Plaza, 1313 N. Market St. in Wilmington. Tickets are $175 per person, and guests will get the opportunity to taste unique dishes by internationally and nationally acclaimed chefs. Among the score of celebrity chefs are Hari Cameron of a(MUSE.) in Rehoboth Beach and Jay Caputo of Espuma in Rehoboth Beach. Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch lead sponsors are AstraZeneca, Bank of America, and Diamond State Party Rentals.

Meals from the Masters is the largest fundraiser held by Meals On Wheels Delaware each year, raising funds to help support Meals On Wheels programs throughout the entire state. Last year, these funds helped provide and deliver 710,000 hot, nutritious meals to 4,000 homebound seniors statewide.

Evening with the Masters held annually since 2002, Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction held annually since 2004 and Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch held annually since 1997, together with Meals On Wheels Delaware fall fundraisers including Denim & Diamonds, the Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch and Stock Up For Seniors, have raised in excess of $5 million for meal delivery programs in Delaware.

For tickets and a complete list of participating chefs and restaurants, go to mealsonwheelsde.org.

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