On Friday, November 18th we were so pleased to host the first in a series of private chef dinners won by lucky bidders as part of our “Rebuilding a Better Tomorrow” initiative.
At Saratoga Bridge’s “White Gala” in July, we donated a prize package for the live auction that granted the recipient a private dinner and wine pairing for ten in our beautiful showroom prepared by The Lake Placid Lodge’s Executive Chef Mark Hannon, and complimentary concierge service to coordinate guest details and transportation.
Chef Hannon, who has trained and cooked all over the globe from Dubai to Bangkok and worked with such culinary greats as Michelle Bernstein and Michael Demaria, is one of the premiere chefs in upstate New York. He now delights diners with his elegantly prepared, locally-focused cuisine at the most exclusive resort in the Adirondacks.
On the evening of the private celebration, the guests of honor were the Mangino family–owners of successful local businesses Mangino Buick GMC and Mangino Chevrolet. They arrived with their guests to a lovely autumnal table, as prepared by Christine Wheat Special Events. We were thrilled to welcome them into our showroom and offer a true front row seat to such a rare culinary experience.
From there, Chef Hannon took over, captivating the crowd with his thoughtful and decadent menu and wine pairings to complement the carefully chosen notes and flavors of each course.
The event was a rousing success, the company warm and congenial, and the cuisine spectacular.
We look forward to celebrating with the other winners of the private chef dinner packages auctioned over the course of the summer and fall. Chef Hannon and the wonderful Mangino party of guests have certainly set the bar high.
And watch this space for more updates on our “Rebuilding a Better Tomorrow Initiative”.