Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Announces Line-Up for 14th Annual Food & Wine Experience; Featuring James Beard Chef Nominee, Alex Seidel, Vintners, Cheese Makers, & More

September 28, 2017                                                 

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Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation Announces Line-Up for 14th Annual Food & Wine Experience; Featuring James Beard Chef Nominee, Alex Seidel, Vintners, Cheesemaker, & More

Milwaukee, WI – The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) is thrilled to announce the 14th annual Food & Wine Experience line-up. This two-day experience, presented by Milwaukee Lexus Dealers Association, features a Tasting Gala on Friday, November 3, from 6:30 – 9:30 P.M., at the Pfister Hotel, and a Celebrity Chef and Wine Dinner on Saturday, November 4, from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M., at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. Proceeds from the premier experience will benefit the VLCF whose mission is to win the battle against cancer by funding advancements in cancer research and compassionate care.

Tasting Gala, November 3, 2017

Held downtown Milwaukee at the Pfister, this evening is known as one of the most renowned tasting events in the Midwest, welcoming over 700 guests and features signature cocktails, craft beer, and premium wine tastings paired with decadent culinary samples from Devon Seafood + Steak, The Capital Grille, Zarletti, and SURG Restaurant Group are a few of the featured restaurants at this year’s event, while Dry Creek, Faila Wines, Great Lakes Distillery, and Alexander Valley Vineyards are some of the select, premium wines to be showcased at this year’s event. Tickets for the Tasting Gala are $100 per person. For a full list of restaurants and wineries, as well as to purchase tickets, please visit the event webpage.

Celebrity Chef and Wine Dinner, November 4, 2017

During this evening at the distinctive Milwaukee Athletic Club, food and wine aficionados will savor a delectable menu, created by James Beard Chef nominee, Alex Seidel. Seidel, a Racine native and current owner of Mercantile dining & provision and Fruition Farms in Denver, Colorado, will prepare a multi-course gourmet dinner for over 200 guests. Each course will be expertly paired and presented with artisan cheeses by Jim Warren of Fruition Farms and wines by vintners from Napa: Cleo Pahlmeyer of Pahlmeyer Estates and Fred Schweiger of Schweiger Vineyards.  

This extravagant evening will be emceed by wine and food expert, Patrick Houghton, Advanced Sommelier and Wine Director at Mercantile dining & provision in Steam Boat Springs, Colorado. Additionally, an exclusive auction to raise funds for the VLCF will be held. 

Tickets for the Celebrity Chef and Wine Dinner are $250 per person, or $2,200 for a table of 8 and 2 tickets to the Friday Tasting Gala. For more information about the evenings special guests or to purchase tickets, please visit the event webpage.

“Lombardi left a true spirit of excellence,” says Trace Tendick, VLCF Board Member and Committee Chair. “The Food & Wine Experience mirrors that excellence in the quality of special guests, restaurants, and vintners we continue to have year after year. Not only are we proud to host this event in Milwaukee, but we are proud to do so and raise money to support the Vince Lombardi Foundation’s mission to fight for advancements in cancer research and compassionate care.”  

ABOUT THE VINCE LOMBARDI CANCER FOUNDATION

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation was established in 1971, in memory of five-time National Football League championship Green Bay Packers Coach, Vince Lombardi. His spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence touched countless lives, and on September 3, 1970, he lost a battle to colon cancer, dying at only 57. In his honor, the Foundation is dedicated to winning the battle against cancer by funding advancements in cancer research and compassionate care. For more information on the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, visit our new website: lombardifoundation.org.

Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation

P.O. Box 5010, Elm Grove, WI 53122

262-696-5162

www.lombardifoundation.org

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