Homeowners for Haiti Update - David Ramirez Will Appear

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Award-winning pastry chef David Ramirez
More details are coming together for this Saturday's Homeowners for Haiti event at the Central Florida Home & Garden Show. Award-winning pastry chef  David Ramirez will be part of the team cooking a fabulous menu for attendees. Ramirez was the captain of the 2009 Team USA, representing the country in the internationally acclaimed Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie, aka the World Pastry Cup, competition in Lyon, France.

Ramirez will join fellow chefs Michael Mullen, Jorge Olivera and Michael Rumplik to prepare such items as Focaccia-Crusted Lamb Chops, Tropical Crab Cakes with Mango Salsa, Tobias-Braised Short Ribs, Pan-Seared Diver Scallops, and Chocolate Sabayon for dessert. In addition, we'll be pouring wines from Rodney Strong and Opici.

Tickets are limited and MUST be purchased in advance. The cost is $25 and includes admission to the Central Florida Home & Garden Show. All proceeds from the event -- and by that I mean every cent of the $25 -- will go to purchase housing for victims of the Haiti earthquake. The Little Haiti House, a prototype of the specially designed homes that will be manufactured in Central Florida and shipped to Haiti for assembly, will be on display at the show.

This is a really wonderful event, and I know the food of all of these chefs and can tell you, this is an amazing deal.

The Homeowners for Haiti food and wine event is Saturday, March 20, 2010, from 6-9 p.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, North Concourse. Click here to purchase tickets.