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Birmingham is becoming known for its dining scene. Our local chefs are among some of the best in the country. But what about their favorite wines? The organizers of the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Ball would like to find out.
For the annual Heart Ball, organizers would like the best chefs in town to donate a bottle of their favorite wine. Not the best or the favorite wine carried by their restaurant, but their own personal favorite. Chefs are asked to sign the label and include a note as to why it's their favorite. What makes that particular brand and variety special? For example, was it a wine they had on their first trip to Italy? Or perhaps, it's the wine they used to celebrate a significant event like an anniversary.
All the bottles of wine will be grouped together and auctioned off at the March 6, 2010 Heart Ball, the American Heart Association's signature black-tie event attended by the city's top business leaders, physicians, and philanthropists. All participating chefs and restaurants will receive recognition at the event. Frank Stitt has already donated a bottle.
All inquiries and donations should be directed to Janis Hagen, Heart Ball Co-chair at 907-9115 (cell).
For more information on the Heart Ball in general, click here.