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Again, great event and fundraiser for VeggieU to benefit the 10th Annual Food and Wine Celebration!

VeggieU – heaven on earth…in Milan, Ohio

So, in my humble opinion, my most favorite dish out of the 55 different food stations….California Grill!

Yep that’s right-I chose the Executive Chef from California Grill located at a Disney’s Contemporary Resort of the Walt Disney World Resort restaurants.

Chef Brian Piasecki

Hailing from the magic kingdom, Chef Brian Piasecki has been at the lead since January 2009 and is currently redesigning the California Grill to add new stuff for his guests.

Scheduled for a reopening in late summer/fall of 2013, Chef Piasecki has been hard at work enhancing his menu while you’re there to visit Mickey and Donald.

Heirloom Tomato Risotto with Basil foam and aged balsamic drizzle

Perfect use of tomato in what is otherwise a relatively heavy overpowering dish.

Now you would think the robust risotto would overwhelm the delicate heirloom tomato…nope.

Now you would also think the aged balsamic would completely lead. Not. At. All.

Again-the heirloom tomato lead the way.

Risotto perfectly prepared, for a large crowd for mini servings over a 4-5 hour duration period, much kudos.

Special thanks to International Veggie Champion Farmer Lee Jones and crew – these tomatoes were prefect and Chef Piasecki popped  a fresh one for us to compare/contrast. Farm to table indeed!

I don’t think I had any basil foam, but I am pretty sure we got some chopped basil.

Either way, just delicious.

Just a few thoughts on this rainy Saturday morning.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

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Love Chef Lee Anne Wong.

Keeping it street, she heckled the Cheftestants on stage at this weekend’s 2012 VeggieU food and Wine Celebration event at The Chef’s Garden.

Show me what you got!

Chef Madison Cowan (@Madisons_Ave) doesn’t even know what to say

But no shame cause she rides in the back of a golf cart.

Check out Chef Lee Anne Wong’s preferred ride

I love Chefs…hilarious.

Reporting live from QuarryLaneFarms…

Hello Chefs Garden and hello to the 10th annual Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration today at 5p!

We are looking forward to talking to a few of our favorites:

Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag from Food Network

Everyone’s favorite skinny Chef Rocco Whalen

Food truck maniac Chef Chris Hodgson of DADS, HPT, and Hodge’s in Cleveland

The super tall Chef Lee Anne Wong International Chef traveler

Food network’s most sexy raspy voice Claire Robinson

The bearded Chef Jonathon Sawyer from The Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland

Veggie pro and bow tie sexy time Farmer Lee Jones

Perfect veggies from Farmer Lee Jones…food trucks abound…I can’t wait to stuff veggies in my pants!

If you still need deets click here. Best part about tonight? It benefits Veggie U – the non-profit children’s education program that teaches the importance of nutrition and sustainable agriculture by providing interactive lesson plans w/ classroom garden kit to elementary schools and special needs students.

We’ll be there. Look for the aloha shirt.

See you there.

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