Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Do: Cooking with Felicia and Signature Chefs Auction

Posted By on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Karen Carrier at last years Signature Chefs Auction. Shell be this years event as well.
  • Karen Carrier at last year's Signature Chefs Auction. She'll be this year's event as well.
A couple of items for your to-do list this weekend ...

First, Felicia Willett of Felicia Suzanne's is leading a Five Easy, Local Dishes cooking class at the Dixon on Saturday.

On Sunday, it's the annual Signature Chefs Auction, a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes.

I know a thing or two about taking classes, and I have to say cooking classes are the best, as you get to eat.

Five Easy, Local Dishes is designed to help you through the upcoming holidays and the menu looks divine.

•House Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
•Arugula Salad tossed in a Sweet Cane Vinaigrette with Spiced Pecans, Julienned Apples, and crumbled Blue Cheese
•Quail stuffed with Sausage Dressing with Apple Cider Syrup
•Parsnip Puree
•Chocolate Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce

The class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th. Cost is $85 for Dixon members, $100 nonmembers. Registration is required — 761-5250.

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The Signature Chefs Auction is one of those events you brag about attending come Monday morning.

The line-up of participating chefs (24 this year) is outstanding.

•Erling Jensen and Karen Roth — Erling Jensen, The Restaurant
•Keith Bambrick — McEwen’s on Monroe
•Josh Belenchia — Interim Restaurant & Bar
•John Bragg — Circa by John Bragg
•Karen Carrier — Beauty Shop, Do, Mollie Fontaine’s, Another Roadside Attraction
•Raymond Carter — Range Steakhouse
•Jimmy Ishii — Sekisui
•Daniel John — ’37 Fine Dining Experience at Harrah’s Tunica
•Alex Kamsrijan — Bhan Thai
•Cullen Kent — Café Society
•Gai Klaimongkol — Bangkok Alley
•Linda Lopez — The Hilton Memphis
•Joshua Perkins — The Grove Grill
•Keith Riley — Café 1912
•Rick Saviori — Thyme Bistro
•David Schrier — Automatic Slims, Catering for U
•Jason Severs — Bari Restaurant
•Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman — Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
•Ryan Trimm — Sweet Grass
•Ben Vaughn — Grace
•Felicia Willett — Felicia Suzanne’s

The event, at the Hilton Memphis (939 Ridge Lake Blvd) on Sunday, November 14th, includes a wine tasting as well as live and silent auctions.

Registration begins at 5 p.m., chef tastings at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased by calling 590-1722 or emailing Irene Smith of the March of Dimes.

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