Here it is, the lineup for the 17th annual Meals from the Masters series of culinary events. Evening with the Masters kicks off the weekend of Friday April 25 at The Doubletree in Wilmington. Sample delicious tastings prepared by 45 top regional chefs from Caffé Gelato, Chesapeake Inn, Hotel du Pont, Desserts by Michele Mitchell, Fins Fish House and Raw Bar, Skipjack, Soffritto Italian Grill and many more. Brewery Ommegang, 16 Mile Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head Brewery, Troeggs Brewing Co. and Victory Brewing Company are a few of the 20-plus breweries that will part of the Masters craft beer garden, curated by Two Stones Pub. Also on April 25 at The Doubletree, enjoy the Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction, with specialty hors d’oeuvres prepared by 2014 James Beard semifinalist Bryan Sikora from La Fia Bistro and premium wine pours by Prestige Beverage Group. The weekend ends with the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch on April 27 at the Hercules Plaza Wilmington. Sample unique dishes by international and nationally acclaimed chefs, including:
Norman Aiken • Juniper • Ottawa, Ontario
Michael Blackie • NEXT • Kanata, Ontario
Kurt Boucher • Rendezvous Café • Denver
Hari Cameron • a(MUSE.) • Rehoboth Beach
Jay Caputo • Espuma • Rehoboth Beach
Stephen Davis • Sodexo • Newton, N.J.
Brandon Foster • Vesta Dipping Grill • Denver
Daniel Fox • Heritage Tavern • Madison, Wisc.
François Gagnon • Lunch Insolite • Montréal, QC
Kenny Gilbert • Plainfield Country Club • Edison, N.J.
Roger Herring • Grand Tour • Chicago
Cliff Holt • Little Savannah • Birmingham, Ala.
Perry Jermonti • Terranea Resort • Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Clifford Lyness • Brookstreet Hotel •Ottawa, Ontario
Harold Marmulstein • Salty Sow • Austin, TX / Phoenix
Bruce Moffet • Barrington’s and Good Food on Montford • Charlotte, N.C.
Melissa Muller Daka • Bar Eolo and Pastai • New York City
Jeffrey Osaka • twelve restaurant • Denver
Deb Paquette • Etch • Nashville, Tenn.
Davide Pugliese • Wali Nikiti House • Scrub Island, BVI
Paul C Reilly • Beat + Bottle • Denver
Nathan Rich • Twin Farms • Barnard, Vt.
Alexander Seidel • Fruition Restaurant • Denver
Matt Selby • Central Bistro and Bar • Denver
Vincent Tropepe • RAW • Brooklyn, N.Y.
Parke Ulrich • Waterbar and Epic Roasthouse • San Francisco
Cathy Whims • Nostrana • Portland, Ore.
Tyler Wiard • Elway’s Cherry Creek • Denver
“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,” says 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.” Says Mari Considine, executive director for Meals On Wheels Delaware, “We are so thankful to have the support of so many talented chefs, dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors. With the tremendous support we receive from our community we are able to make a daily impact on so many Delaware seniors’ lives—a hot meal and a friendly hello can go a long way to lift the spirits of our elderly neighbors.” The largest fundraiser held by Meals On Wheels Delaware each year, proceeds from last year helped to provide and deliver 710,000 hot, nutritious meals to 4,000 homebound seniors statewide. Remember that when you’re having all that fun. For more, see mealsonwheelsde.org.