Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Cuisine Crawl Raises Funds for Community

"Combining the warmth of an intimate dinner party and the spirit of world-class cuisine..."

Date April 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Food Nonprofit

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Compiled from press materials

The Santa Fe Community Foundation presents Guess who’s coming to dinner? on June 23. Combining the warmth of an intimate dinner party and the spirit of world-class cuisine, the event offers guests personally-prepared meals by world-class chefs served in the homes, gardens and art studios of some of Santa Fe’s most gracious and notable community members. Guests are not informed of the fabulous locations they are going to until just days before the event, and even then they still don't know who the other dinner guests will be. The dinner is followed by a dessert competition at the Folk Art Museum.

“Old friends meet up with each other and they are absolutely exuberant about their new friends," says Kelly Egolf, co-chair of the Guess who's coming to dinner committee. "The first phrases out of mouths are 'You'll never believe who I had dinner with tonight,' or 'The meal was out of this world!' It is truly a magical evening.”

Guess who’s coming to dinner? debuted in 2011 to rave reviews from its hosts, chefs and guests. There is simply no other benefit in Santa Fe that can compare, and although the event is only in its second year, another sold-out crowd is expected. Participating chefs at this year’s event include Andrea Clover, executive pastry chef at Luminaria Restaurant & Patio, Maria Bustamente-Bernal, owner and pastry chef at the Tree House Pastry Shop and Café, and more.

Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. at one of 20 private locations throughout Santa Fe, followed by a dessert extravaganza at the Museum of International Folk Art beginning at 7:30 p.m. Desserts will be prepared by exclusively-selected Santa Fe restaurants, who will compete for Santa Fe’s Best Dessert.

Proceeds from Guess who’s coming to dinner? support The Community Leadership Fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation. This fund enhances the grantmaking capability of the Foundation, increases donor engagement around pressing community issues and needs and provides technical assistance to build non-profit capacity. "I encourage everyone to come and participate in the 'best dinner parties in town' and support important services to our community,” says Brian Byrnes, president and CEO of The Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Tickets are $125 and a portion is tax deductible. Seating is limited and last year’s inaugural event sold out quickly. Attire is Santa Fe festive. For ticket and more information, please visit www.guesswhoinsantafe.org or call Nancy Sharp at 988-9715 ext. 7004, or Gabe Gomez at 603-5677, gomezwriter@gmail.com

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