Mid-South chefs and caterers displayed their culinary prowess this past weekend in competition for the Golden Duck award at the “50 Shades of Game” gala benefitting Opera Memphis.
Bison, boar, duck, elk, quail, and venison provided by local hunters comprised Saturday’s menu at the Clark Opera Memphis Center. Guests had free-range to graze at the seven different food stations.
Tierney Bamrick, the marketing coordinator for Opera Memphis, said the event is the Opera’s biggest annual fundraiser, “so we try to throw a lot at it.”
Shelby county mayor Mark Luttrell briefly addressed the crowd and encouraged the continued support of the Opera.
“Let’s leave here tonight more committed than ever,” he said.