9th Annual Lombardi Food & Wine Experience unites Milwaukee “foodies” against cancer

Hundreds of Milwaukee’s “foodies” came together for the fight against cancer at the 9th annual Lombardi Food & Wine Experience on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 2013.

The Tasting Gala featured extravagant displays by Nehring’s Family Markets and Hawk’s Nursery, and highlighted tastings and samplings from 25 regional restaurants and 30+ wineries and breweries. For the night owls, the chefs’ at Aurora Health Care put on a spectacular display of ice carvings with desserts and martinis at “Late Night at the Rouge.”

The Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3, featured a 6-course meal prepared by Chef Ken Frank of Napa Valley’s La Toque. Each course was expertly paired with wines from Napa’s Failla Wines and Robert Sinsky Vineyards. Supporting local fare was Andy Hatch from Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, who provided the evening’s cheese course.

All proceeds from the events benefited Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic sites at Aurora Health Care facilities throughout eastern Wisconsin. To learn more about the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, visit www.lombardifoundation.org.

Featured chef, winemakers, and cheese maker at the Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner

European Market Display by Nehring’s Family Markets at the Tasting Gala

Fire and Ice flaming desserts by the chefs’ at Aurora Health Care at Late Night at the Rouge

Since 1971, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation has raised over $15 million to help fight cancer. The organization’s sole purpose is to raise funds leading-edge cancer research and compassionate care at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics at Aurora Health Care facilities throughout eastern Wisconsin. Support our mission and join in the fight against cancer by making a cancer donation today. 

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