|Photo by Kelly Orange|
On Sunday, May 4, the grand finale of this year's Chef Celebration dinner series took place in the gorgeous gardens of Stone World Bistro Liberty Station. The 4th Annual Artisan Food & Craft Beer Festival featured 12 chefs cooking up 12 delicious dishes, each carefully paired with one of 12 local beers, all for a great cause - funding a scholarship that sends 12 aspiring San Diego culinarians for training at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
During the Chef Celebration festival, attendees were able to explore Stone's beautifully designed outdoor space, listen to fantastic live music from local, two-man band, Stepping Feet (which was played from a stage constructed over one of Stone's fountains), and enjoy unlimited tastes of a dozen small-bite courses paired with craft beers by Stone Brewing Co.'s craft beer ambassador and certified ciserone 'Dr.' Bill Sysak.
|Stepping Feet during an acoustic rendition of|
We tried our best to photograph each dish for the sensory pleasure of those who couldn't make it to the event. Check them out below, and be sure to visit Chef Celebration online, make a donation and follow on Facebook & Twitter to stay apprised of their future fundraising efforts.
Table #10: Chef Jason Gethin - roasted wild mushrooms, anson mills grits, grilled ramp vinaigrette, parmesan foam paired with Rip Current Rip Ryeder Red Session IPA