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Valentine Fine Wine and Dine 2018

VALENTINE FINE WINE AND DINE
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Merion Cricket Club
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

We are delighted to present the Philadelphia Orchestra Volunteer Committees’ Valentine Fine Wine and Dine event, a chef’s tasting dinner on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at Merion Cricket Club in Ardmore, PA.   

Join us and treat yourself to an incredible six-course tasting dinner prepared by Merion Cricket Club’s renowned chef, Danny Profita, paired with fine wines selected by sommelier Hamilton Weaver.

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians William Polk and Kerri Ryan, will enchant guests with performances between courses! A silent auction featuring fine wine and restaurant experiences will also be available.  

Join us at one of the following levels: 

Sommelier Serenade

$2500 for 4 people ($1,900 tax-deductible)

  • 4 event tickets (cocktails, dinner, access to wine auction), 6-month listing in the 2017-18 Playbill
  • Recognition on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s website, on the invitation, and in the program book  

Cabernet Concerto

$1000 per person ($550 tax-deductible)

  • 1 event ticket (cocktails, dinner, access to wine auction) 
  • Sponsorship of 2 musicians to attend
  • Recognition on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s website, on the invitation, and the program book

Merlot Minute

$500 per person ($200 tax-deductible)

  • 1 event ticket (cocktails, dinner, access to wine auction) 
  • Sponsorship of 1 musician to attend event

Prosecco Prelude

$250 per person ($100 tax-deductible)

  • 1 event ticket (cocktails, dinner, access to wine auction)

Young Friend

(Ages 21-40) $150 per person

  • 1 event ticket (cocktails, dinner, access to wine auction)

Musician Sponosor

$150 per ticket

Add on to your ticket or if you cannot attend, sponsor a Fabulous Philadelphian to join in the fun! 

Donation Only

Make a donation to support The Philadelphia Orchestra.


RSVP ONLINE

If you would like to pay by check, please click here to download the RSVP form, and the mail completed form with your check to:

Dorothy Byrne
Volunteer Manager
The Philadelphia Orchestra
One South Broad St, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

If you have any questions, or to ensure you are on the invitation list, please e-mail dbyrne@philorch.org or call the Volunteer Relations Office at 215.893.3124. 

Handcrafted Menu by Merion Cricket Club Chef Danny Profita

Amuse
An East Coast Oyster with Cranberry Vodka Granita
Chardonnay, “Peter’s Vineyard” from the Withers Winery

Salad
Roasted Beet and Citrus Fruit, over Winter Greens with a Yuzu-Tahini Vinaigrette
Chardonnay, “Peter’s Vineyard” from the Withers Winery

First Course
Shrimp and Scallop Gallette accompanied with Celery Crab Salad topped with Saffron Aioli
Grenache, “El Dorado” from the Withers Winery

Entrée
Braised Beef Briske with Roasted Cipollini Onions marinated in Saba-Currant Sweet-and-Sour Sauce paired with Sweet Potato Puree
Syrah Blend, “Mr. Burgess” from the Withers Winery

Cheese
Brie Mousse with Grains of Paradise Honey, topped with a Cashew Crumble
Pinot Noir, “Charles Vineyard” from the Withers Winery

Dessert
Cardamom Panna Cotta drizzled with Blood Orange Caramel
Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, from Anthill Farms Winery

Wine accompaniments for each course underwritten by the Withers and Anthill Farms Winery.

Thank you to our Valentine Fine Wine and Dine Benefactors

Drs. Maggie and Bob Beck
Jeff Benoliel and Amy Branch
Naomi and Stephen Breman
Judith Broudy and Eli Packman
Sara Cerato and Dennis Adams
Mr. and Mrs. James Crowell
Stacy Dutton and Charles McMahon
Pamela Edmonds and David Chianese
Alexandra Edsall and Robert Victor
Nancy and John Galloway
Judy and John Glick
Carole Haas Gravagno
Debbie and Kurt Hilzinger
Lenora and Eric Hume
Ken Hutchins
Neal Krouse
Katherine Kuznetsov
*Lynn and Joe Manko
Sandy and David Marshall
Despina F. Page and Richard E. McEvoy
Richelle and Kameron Rabenou
Cackie Rogers
Dianne and Jeff Rotwitt
Lindy Snider and Larry Kaiser
Ramona and Jack Vosbikian
David and Mary Ellen Way
Richard B. Worley and Leslie A. Miller
Paul and Lisa Yakulis

List complete as of January 19, 2018
*Deceased