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Garces Foundation Benefit 2016

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Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
Iron Chef Jose Garces and local news anchor Alicia Vitarelli hosted this year’s festivities with Billy Harris doing what he does best at these fundraisers – kick off a bidding war for one of a kind chef experiences.
 
Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
The ballroom of the Loews Hotel was packed as Philadelphia celebrated the “Think Local, Give Local” benefit by the Garces Foundation. There was a flurry of activity as there was an NBC camera crew following Iron Chef Garces around while a live band was playing dance tunes.
 
Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
The DNC team with Iron Chef Jose Garces.
 
Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
The Tito’s Handmade Vodka bar is always a favorite. Their cocktail concoction is always delicious.
 
Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
There was also a sketch artist in house if you want your silhouette drawn.
 
Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 
It’s a tradition to have a cake every year. This year’s cake is whimsical meets Tim Burton.
 

My favorite small plates

 

1. Double Knot’s albacore with ponzu.

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

2. Sbraga’s small bite cuban sandwich with pork rinds.

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

3. Bistrot La Minette’s Foie Gras Mouse with citrus.

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

4. Blackfish’s chicken liver parfait.

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

5. Bing Bing Dim Sum’s pizza dumplings.

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

Celebrity Chef Sighting

 

1. Nick Elmi

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

2. Kevin Sbraga with Billy Harris

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

3. Townsend Wentz

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016
 

4. Jon Cichonski

Garces Foundation Benefit 2016

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