January 23, 2002 - Seafood Dinner Nets Big Haul for Volunteers Of America
What: 7th Annual
Where: Oxford Hotel Grand Ballroom, 17th and Wazee
When: January 23, 2002
Beneficiary: Volunteer Of America's Brandon Center for abused women and families
Gala Chairperson(s): Diane Murdy and Irene Zarlengo
Catering: McCormick's Fish House and Bar Catering
Sponsors: Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado; Signal Graphics at 848 Broadway; Volunteers of America Guild
Special Thanks: Steve Connolly Seafood Co.; Seattle Seafood Co.; Garden & Valley Isle Seafood Co.; Stolt Seafarm; Noble Sysco
Blacktie Photos by: Mary Winter
Red Wine and Fish co-chairs Diane Murdy and Irene Zarlengo raise a glass to a successful fund-raiser. More than 200 tickets were sold to the event, proceeds of which benefit Brandon House for battered women. Mrs. Murdy is president of the VOA Guild.
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Beef -- it's NOT what's for dinner.
At least it wasn't Jan. 23 when McCormick's Catering Chef Stephen Vice and his staff prepared a seafood extravaganza fit for Neptune's table.
Goose Point Oysters, smoked fresh-water eel, tuna tartare, Hudson Valley Fois Gras,Wild Anglerfish, Red Prawns and Oestra Caviar Gateaux were among the nine seafood delicacies the restaurant cooked up for the VOA Guild's Seventh Annual Red Fish and Wine? Of Course! fundraiser. Jan. 23.
As ususal, Southern Wine and Spirits came through with an outstanding selection of delicate red wines that paired brilliantly with the exotic dishes.
Funds raised from the $50-per-ticket event go to the VOA Guild's Brandon House, which last year provided 23,977 nights of shelter to 903 battered and homelss women and children.