A lot of
"Men In The Kitchen"
A fundraiser sponsored by the
Junior League Of Minneapolis
With a tray of cheeses to nibble on with drinks
Before the real sampling began!
And there were
in the kitchen
Cooking up delectable gourmet bites
Not professional chefs by any means
but very talented amateurs!
Preparing miniature beef wellingtons
Or flaming some shrimp with bourbon . . .
The chefs and their foods:
Beef Wellington Bites paired with a nice red
Son-in-law Andy and his smoked pork sliders and Gruyere grits
with brew from his hometown brewery
Champagne and lobster -- the lobster in a wonderful sweet potato soup
Pork belly and sweet potato puree paired with an IPA
Mac and cheese elevated to gourmet status with prosciutto
Flaming shrimp served over creamy polenta pairs perfectly with a Chardonnay
Pork tenderloin and delectable roasted root vegetables
The crowd enjoyed tasting and sampling . . .
and then they voted for their favorite chef
And after sampling, there was mini desserts
white chocolate chip and coconut cookies, chocolate mouse topped with a raspberry in phyllo cups
Caramel iced mini cupcakes
And brownie bites with raspberry, blueberry or chocolate covered espresso beans
And at the end of the evening . . .
the winning chef was . . .
and his smoked pork sliders, homemade buns and Gruyere grits!
It was a fun evening,
A great event,
And we're proud to be related to the number one chef!