We partied to kick cancer! And it was so worth it.
On Feb. 27, we hosted a 5-course benefit dinner at Blue Plate, and ALL PROCEEDS from the evening were donated to the Pink Vail Organization, which supports enhancements to patient care and patient programming at the Shaw Cancer Center in Eagle County. About 80 guests, 15 staff members, 10 volunteers & 6 musicians partied together to raise $25,020!
The party featured live music by local performers. The Fabulous Femmes kick off the night with a groovy dance party, while The Sam Bee Trio serenaded guests throughout dinner with smooth jazz.
There was also an elite silent auction with high end items donated by local businesses.
But, the highlight of the evening was the unveiling of Blue Plate’s new exclusive dining experience, Chef’s Tasting Gondolas.
There’s a new way to dine at The Blue Plate in Avon. Owners Adam and Elli Roustom are now offering an exclusive dining experience in two vintage gondolas nestled on the restaurant’s East patio. Refurbished with old European wood by Arrigoni Woods and traditional Austrian textiles, each private cabin embodies the luxurious warmth of a Alpine chalet.
Up to four guests will be able to choose between two special menus: an Alpine menu or Chef’s tasting menu. The alpine menu will feature European charcuterie, traditional fondue with imported cheeses, crispy Austrian schnitzel and apple strudel. The Chef’s tasting menu is determined weekly by Adam. He bases his menu on the freshest seasonal ingredients and enjoys being creative with the colors and flavors in his dishes. Both menus will be four courses, and guests may choose to add wine pairings.
For the benefit party, the gondolas were used as a fun Photo Booth. Guests were able to mingle inside the cabins & snap pictures with goofy props. And at the end of the night, the FIRST two 4-course dinners in the new gondolas were auctioned off. It was a super fun (and merrily competitive) way to end the evening.
Blue Plate is now accepting reservation requests for Chef’s Tasting Gondolas, starting on March 18. To learn more, click here.