F&B Atlanta partnered with Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) for the second annual CORE Benefit Dinner. In its French-inspired ambiance, F&B hosted approximately 50 patrons who enjoyed a multi-course, wine-paired dinner highlighting vintages provided by Rodney Strong Wine Estates. During the reception, tomato bruschetta with basil and balsamic-truffle dressing, mini quiche Lorraine, and brie cheese on walnut-raisin crostini were complemented by Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc of Northern Sonoma. The first course followed with dashi-marinated scallop salad with dill olive oil and grilled lemon, paired with Rodney Strong Chardonnay, and sous-vide chicken ballotine served with morels, sweet potato mash and veal-tarragon jus, alongside Rodney Strong Pinot Noir. The meal culminated with five-day marinated beef tenderloin bourguignon, topped with roasted pearl onions, pomme purée and baby carrots, paired with Rodney Strong Symmetry, Red Meritage. CORE strives to raise money for children of restaurant employees who are facing life-threatening or life-altering circumstances. Proceeds from the event raised $1,000 for this worthy cause. Keynote speakers included CORE’s Executive Director Lauren LaViola as well as Colleen Brennan and Beth Nowak of Rodney Strong. – Jessica Wise
Photos: Scott Reeves
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