Time is of the Essence. Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. That’s a scary statistic. As someone whose family has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease, this cause is very close to my heart. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many doctors, researchers and the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, we are seeing progress in better understanding this disease.
At last night’s “Time is of the Essence” Rita Hayworth Gala Kick-Off Party, more than 150 guests enjoyed the culinary talents of Chicago’s top chefs while celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Gala. Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones Enyart from Dos Urban Cantina, Ryan Pitts from RL Restaurant and Paul Virant from Vie Restaurant and Perennial Virant offered their specialties of the evening:
From Chef Paul Virant:
Smoked Carrots, Creamed Spinach, Aillade
From Chef Ryan Pitts:
Beef Short Rib Burger, Truffle Aioli, Butterhead Lettuce
From Chefs Brian Enyart and Jennifer Jones Enyart:
Sweet Corn Tamal with Roasted Tomato Salsa and Charred Parmesan
And Chocolate Cake (note that this cake’s name is so oversimplifying the depth of chocolate in this cake!)
The Kick-Off Event was held at the Jenn-Air Master Class Studio located in the Reid Murdoch building in downtown Chicago. Jenn-Air is a sponsor of the Gala making this choice of location very special.
The spring Gala will be held on Saturday, May 7, at the Chicago Hilton Hotel. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Rita Hayworth’s daughter, will once again serve as the general chair of the event. Over 800 guests will attend this fabulous evening, starting with a cocktail reception with the high-energy Cover Girls violin show; three-course dinner, program, auctions and live music by Orchestra 33, will keep everyone celebrating all night long. The list of raffle and silent auction items are must-haves on your “want” wish lists.
“Time Is Of The Essence”
May 7th, 2016
Hilton Chicago – 720 S. Michigan Avenue (Downtown Chicago)
Cocktail Reception Toasts at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Program 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
$750 individual and up
Attire: Formal, Black Tie Optional
Please come and help us to raise awareness and money for research, care, and care support programs. All proceeds raised through the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala events support these important areas. For more information about the event or to order tickets, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 312-604-1669.
If you are not familiar with all that the Alzheimer’s Association does, here is a brief summary. The Alzheimer’s Assocation is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Their vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.
We look forward to seeing you on May 7th!