While the event isn’t until next month, here is a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day – a dinner made by a top local chef at a private home and after-party, all to support a great cause. Introducing the Doors of Compassion – a unique fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region! On March 19, over 20 private homes in Oakwood and Kettering will be hosting dinner parties, with some of the area’s elite chefs preparing a different culinary experience. Afterward, all dinner guests will be invited to the After Party Twenty One One at a beautiful Oakwood home to enjoy a decadent dessert buffet, coffee bar and after-dinner drinks. The after party will feature Kim Faris of Lite 99.9 as emcee and “Rodney The Band” for live entertainment, as well as a live auction for guests to bid on gift packages and raise funds for Ronald McDonald House families in need. There will also be raffle prizes, including Marco Bicego jewelry provided by James Free Jewelers.
The chefs come from the region’s finest restaurants and catering companies, including a couple we’ve featured here on DaytonMostMetro.com in our Dayton Dining 10 ?’s series. Here is the lineup:
- Chef Steve Pleasant of The Amber Rose
- Chef Jeff of Bellyfire Catering
- Chef Jason Greenman of Brio Tuscan Grille at the Greene
- Chef Dominic of C’est Tout
- Chef Owen of Cumin Restaurant
- Chef Gary O’Brien of Cutting Edge
- Chef Matt Wagner of Fleming’s Steakhouse
- Chef Jenn DiSanto of Fresco (see our interview with Jenn here)
- Chef Phil Pinson of OVATIONS
- Chef Amin Drinks of the Dayton Racquet Club
- Chef Anne Kearney of Rue Dumaine (see our interview with Anne here)
- Chef Lori Cole of Savory Melodies
- Chef Jill Van Horne of The Wine Loft
- Chef Yvonne Jackson of Vonae’s
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Miami Valley Region is a fantastic organization that provides a temporary home-away-from-home for families of critically ill, hospitalized children and supports efforts that improve children’s health within our region. Their beautiful facility is located across from Dayton Children’s Medical Center, and it helps families who come to the hospital (or any local hospital serving pediatric patients) from outside of the Dayton Region – 468 families in 2010. Families have access to private guest bedrooms, four kitchens, a playroom, library and more. When you think of sick children receiving hospital care, you don’t usually think about the burden placed on the families of those children, but RMHC does and goes above and beyond to make sure their extended stays in Dayton are as comfortable as possible – with no cost to them.
DaytonMostMetro.com is proud to be a Dinner Party Sponsor for this event, and we hope that our readers will consider making reservations today, as there are only so many seats available; with the popularity of the participating chefs, seats are going quickly. This is a great fund raising event, a great opportunity to network with other influential people in a private dinner setting, and a chance to experience some delicious culinary magic by a top local chef… not to mention a great way to impress your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
More information on the Doors of Compassion Event can be found here, along with package prices and other sponsorship opportunities.