March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction & Wine Extravaganza

VERO BEACH — Join Presenting Sponsors, George E Warren Corporation and Costa d’ Este  for the Treasure Coast March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction & Wine Extravaganza on Monday, Oct. 26 at The Moorings Club.  The inaugural event promises to be the social event of the season, offering gourmet food and wine connoisseurs the opportunity to savor specialties from the area’s finest restaurants, sample incredible wines, and bid on lots of fabulous auction items.Executive Chef David Rodriguez of Costa d’Este Beach Resort’s Oriente Restaurant has agreed to serve as the event’s Host Chef and will lend his expertise to make this inaugural event an annual “must” for Treasure Coast residents.  There will also be live entertainment provided by the well known Bobby and the Blisters, elegant décor, out-of-this-world swag bags and best of all, an opportunity to help the March of Dimes give all babies the healthy start they deserve. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and an opportunity to help “Fund the Mission” followed by the culinary creations of the top chefs around Indian River County and a fabulous live auction.  The live auction will feature exclusive packages put together by the participating Chefs, including three course dinners prepared at your home by an executive chef, delightful vacation packages and a portrait by world-renowned artist Britto.  The silent auction will offer an elegant array of items, ranging from custom jewelry to tropical golf getaways.Host Chef David Rodriguez will be joined by Chef Mitch Dembrowski of Regency Park, Chef Kevin B Downing of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Chef Lisa “Mom” Perucchini of Ti Amo Sempre, Chef Gina Battle of Faith, Hope, and… Chocolate!, Chef Chet Perrotti of Almafi Grille, Chef Mercedes Tamayo of The Cake Studio, Chef Michele Hennessey of River Grille, Chef Mark Muller of Harborage Yacht Club & Marina, Chef Patrick Festa of Chelsea’s on Cardinal, Chef Debi Adkins of Classy Cupcakes, Chef Bradley Willits of Cobalt at Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, Chef Daniel Frechette of Pearl, Chef Andrew Keller of The Club at Pointe West, Chef Michael Lander of The Moorings Club, Chef Leanne Kelleher of The Tides, Chef Mario Amelio of Pomodoro Grill, Chef Felix Fajardo of Felix’s Place, Chef Jeff McKinney of Bodega Blue and Chef Ashlee Wykoff of Frostings.   The March of Dimes is about all babies – those born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive.  We have been protecting the health of babies for 70 years.  From pioneering genetic research to promoting folic acid to fighting for lifesaving new born screening and funding the causes of premature birth, the March of Dimes continues to champion the needs of moms and babies.  The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.  Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies.  Individual tickets are available at $150 per person and sponsorships are still available starting at $2,000.  Information:  Call (772) 562-0115, visit, or visit our Facebook Fan Page “March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction – Vero Beach”.

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