This month we had the distinct pleasure of taking part in the 42nd annual Heart Gala—a formal dinner, dance, and fundraiser at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center—put on by the American Heart Association, designed by Amos Gott of Amos Events, and catered by yours truly, Flavor Catering.
The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception in the main lobby, featuring herb and cheese gougère bites with lobster salad and micro greens and a beef and manchego canapé with fresh chimichurri. A plated dinner for 500 followed—a three course meal consisting of winter salad with candied pecans, feta, and raspberries, a dual entrée of petite filet with pan jus and pan seared grouper with lemon, olive oil, and capers, accompanied by roasted root vegetables and sautéed spinach. The meal was finished with a dark chocolate pot de crème with salted caramel and Walker Creek toffee crumble.
An auction followed, dancing and revelry and fun ensued, but most importantly, both money and awareness was raised—all in all, we declare that the night was a huge success!
photos courtesy of Donn Jones Photography.