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2013 OFAM

"From Farm to Fabulous" Dinners


The Olney Farmers and Artists Market presents "From Farm to Fabulous" -- a series of six amazing, intimate fundraising dinners, served by our area's most famed chefs.

EVENT #1: Kickoff Dinner: 'A Tribute to 5-Star Chefs'

This dinner will be the "creme de la creme!" Join us for a 5-star dinner at the award-winning Robert Wiedmaier's Brasserie Beck in downtown Washington. You'll savor fabulous hors d'oeuvres from celebrity chefs, including Kaz, Jeff Buben and Scott Drewno. Free flowing wine will be poured by the famed Elyse Kudo. Pastries will be presented by all-star chef, David Rexford. This dinner promises to be unforgettable!

Host: Robert Wiedmaier
Number of Guests: 14
Where: Brasserie Beck, 1101 K St NW
When: Wednesday, Sept 25th, 6:30-9:30 pm
Cost: $300 per person
(NOTE: All proceeds go to Friends of the Olney Farmers and Artists Market)

EVENT #2: Bounty on the Bay

Gather at the waterfront home of Buff and Robyn Colchgaff on Kent Island, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Enjoy the view of the Chesapeake Bay, while sipping Bloody Marys and fresh lemonade. Wait until you savor the brunch prepared by the Barlett Pear Inn's Executive Chef, Jordan Lloyd. He'll be offering up the best in Eastern Shore cuisine. Pastry Chef Susan Wallace from Black Salt will be whipping up her amazing creations for dessert. And expect the unexpected! Guests are in for some surprising treats from local celebrity chefs at this event, under the Colchgaff's tent.

Hosts: Buff and Robyn Colchgaff, with Executive Chef Jordan Lloyd
Number of Guests: 60
Where: Kent Island
When: Sunday, September 29th, 1-4 pm
Cost: $60 per person

EVENT #3: The Best in BBQ

Meet on the spectacular grounds of two of Olney's most prominent residents, Mary Beth and Walt Wigger. Get your taste buds ready to sample Joey Montgomery's famed home brew. Pair it with Timothy Dean's slider appetizers, while listening to the sounds of the legendary Blues musician, Warner Williams. You'll dine al fresco or in the Wigger's beautiful barn. Bernard and Jermaine, owners of the one and only Henry's Soul Cafe of DC and Maryland will be cooking up a storm. Be sure to save room for their famed sweet potato pie! And keep an eye out for our Plein Air Artists in Action.

Hosts: Mary Beth and Walt Wigger
Number of Guests: 40
Where: Old Baltimore Road, Olney
When: Saturday, October 19th, 4-7 pm
Cost: $65 per person, or 2 for $115

EVENT #4:  Pati's Mexican Table

This is a rare treat for fans of the amazing cookbook author and PBS television host, Pati Jinich! You are invited to a special Mexican dinner at her fabulous home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where Pati's series is filmed in her incredible kitchen. Pati will be serving up the finest in Mexican cooking. And don't forget the margaritas. We're also planning a silent auction.

Host: Pati Jinich
Number of Guests: 12
Where: Chevy Chase, MD
When: January 2014 date TBA, 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: $250 per person, or 2 for $475

EVENT #5: A Taste of Italy

The name, Roberto Donna, is synonomous with fine Italian cuisine. The award-winning chef, from Al Dente in Northwest Washington, will be cooking your dinner at the Potomac home of Doctor Alex Naini. The renowned dentist is owner of the Aesthetic Dental Spa. Your hosts guarantee the food will be put a smile on your face. Elyse Kudo will be pouring the wine. Georgetown Cupcakes will provide the final sweet touch of the evening.

Hosts: Dr. Alex Naini and Roberto Donna
Number of Guests: 14
Where: Potomac, MD
When: Sunday, March 9th, 6-9pm
Cost: $200 per person, or 2 for $375

EVENT #6: Star Gazing Vegetarian Dinner

Meet on the gorgeous grounds of Greg and Nadine Mort's hideaway home in Ashton, Maryland. Greg, a famed artist and astronomer, will give you a tour of the night sky, while you sip Nadine's cosmic cocktails. They'll be paired with hors d'oeuvres from former White House Chef Charlie Redden. Your vegetarian dinner will be prepared by one of the Philippine's most renowned chefs, Evelyn Bunjan. Susan Wallace, pastry chef from the Black Salt group, will take charge of dessert.

Hosts: Nadine and Greg Mort
Number of Guests: 18
Where: Ligon Lane, Ashton
When: Early April 2104
Cost: $95 per person, or 2 for $175
(NOTE: All proceeds benefit Friends of the Olney Farmers' and Artists Market and the Sandy Spring Museum)