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March 28, 2019

Seven Award-Winning Central Iowa Chefs Prepare

March 28, 2019
Des Moines, IA – Thursday, March 28, 2019 –Fine wine and cuisine connoisseurs can experience several of the greater Des Moines area’s most popular restaurants while relishing a 360⁰ view of downtown Des Moines at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Culinary Affair, Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 pm at the Des Moines Embassy Club. This gourmet wine dinner will be presented by 7 of Iowa’s Top Chefs. All 7 courses will be specially paired with fine wine from E. & J. Gallo Winery and our center of the plate is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers.A portion of the auction proceeds will support the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation as well as numerous scholarship and educational programs for High School and post-secondary students. Tickets are limited and available atwww.restaurantiowa.comor 515-276-1454. Chef List
  • Hors d’oeuvres: State Culinary Champions Hampton-Dumont High School ProStart Students with DMACC Chef Mentors: John Andres, Dean Luttrell, Austin Bailey and Logan Lumley
  • Soup:Chef Zach Gaskel, Teddy Maroon’s, Des Moines
  • Salad:Chef George Migliero, G. Migs 5thStreet Pub, West Des Moines
  • Fish:Chef David Baruthio, Baru 66, Windsor Heights & Nomad Restaurant, Des Moines
  • Intermezzo:Chef Jesse Bryant, Bubba, Des Moines
  • Entrée:Chef Shawn Bennigsdorf, Aposto, Des Moines
  • Dessert:Chef Holly Evans, Crème Cupcake + Dessert, Des Moines


Iowa Restaurant Association The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s restaurant and bar industry with educational and promotional programs across the state. Media Contact: Josephine Jensen Public Relations Specialist Iowa Restaurant Association 515-276-1454  

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