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Monday, October 4, 2010

If The Coat Fits ... Wear It!

What a night!!!!  This past Friday night, I had the time of my life.  I was honored to be asked to come assist Senior Executive Chef to the Atlanta Braves, Chef Orazio LaManna, for the finale of his "Big Night Out" at the Stadium.  I was given an official chef's coat (which somebody tried to buy off of me)  and learned to cook with liquid nitrogen.  Our theme for the feast was "Sexy Southern Cuisine", and I chose to create Lobster Mac-n-cheese with exotic cheeses as my personal dish.  Little did I know .... Mr. lobster would be alive and kickin' for the demonstration!  Talk about some fresh meat.
This is how it works:  fans can pay $125 per person to come to the VIP Suite for a private cooking demonstration and included is an enormous spread of a gourmet dinner, free parking, open bar  (yes, open bar), and of course - the absolutely gorgeous and huge suite to watch the game - with private outdoor seating.  It was awesome.  I felt so blessed to be a part of it.

Talking to everyone and chatting it up is always my favorite part of any event I do.  Not only was the food simply delicious,  but we had great guests for the "Big Night Out" to enjoy the night with as well.  Unfortunately the Braves did not beat the Phillies that night ... but I am happy to now announce that we made it to the playoffs!!!  Go Braves!  So even though we had some Phillie fans in the suite with us ... it did not deter from our overall fabulous night of food, wine, fun, and fireworks!  Next season, I hope to be asked to come back again.  I was even given the full tour of the SunTrust Club  (30K per year per person to be a member) as well as the players Clubhouse, and got onto the field to watch batting practice before our culinary night began!  For dozens of more pictures - please go to the Dishing with Donna Facebook page.

There's only one thing that could have made this night better .... and that's being able to fit into my Braves chef's coat!!

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World Series ............. here we come!!!