Haute Dining: Chefs & Champagne 2010 Summer Gala in the Hamptons, Presented by the James Beard Foundation

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If there’s one thing that can make any event better it’s fine food. Not just any food though, but food from a slew of award-winning chefs. The James Beard Foundation will be presenting its annual Chefs & Champagne New York summer soiree in the Hamptons on July 24 by honoring the acclaimed chef, television host, and author Martha Stewart.

Stewart, who is known for her success and ingenuity, has built a dignified empire through her magazines, television shows, products, and overall beautiful approach to food. Not only is Stewart a best-selling author, but also an Emmy-award winner, all the while bringing her elegant style to the everyday consumer.

The fund-raising event will include culinary offerings from a group of over 30 revered chefs, who many happen to come from JBF Award-winning restaurants. Some of the participating chefs include: Gavin Kaysen, Michael Ginor, Marcus Samuelsson, Karen DeMasco, and Todd English. The tasting party is an overall VIP experience marked by an exclusive one-hour access, fine champagnes, and wines from the Wölffer Estate Vineyard. The fun and luxury doesn’t stop there. There is also an after-party catered with food from the ultimate gourmet market, Citarella and a VIP gift bag.

Along with the sumptuous food and champagne, the event hosts an online auction that will run through July 22, with the silent auction taking place on July 24. One of the most sought after packages is the two-night stay at the swanky and newly relaunched Fontainebleau Miami Beach with dinner for two. Another desirable item is “A Very Special Package from Martha Stewart,” which includes four VIP tickets to the Martha Stewart Show, lunch with the cherished chef, and other goodies. The auction items stem from gift certificates to ornate dining experiences, and all proceeds will fund the James Beard Foundation, whose purpose is to celebrate and maintain America’s culinary legacy.

The Chefs & Champagne event will take place on July 24, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. with the VIP Reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information about Chefs & Champagne, visit http://www.jamesbeard.org/index.php?q=node/1932.

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