Thursday evening was the WFC Champions Reception benefitting Keep Memory Alive (KMA) held at the Paris Hotel & Casino’s pool. Welcome Competitors!
Delicious small bites at stations scattered around the pool, with 2 liquor bars. There was risotto, ceviche, sushi and sashimi, pork belly, short ribs, and several types of meatballs. As example,
To say I was thrilled that the bar had Belevedere vodka is a slight understatement! (I pass on showing a pic of my drinks) On the other hand, my favorite nibble — without exception — was the
Yeah…LE SIGH. LE SIGH again. I guess I should sigh 6 times because that’s how many I ate. Don’t judge me until you’ve been tempted by these. They were that good.
Our host, Adam Richman, in opening the competition, spoke eloquently not only food and the World Food Championships but also of Keep Memory Alive.
Food is what connects us to those we love yet there’s nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one’s mind, personality and memories.
KMA strives to create greater awareness of neurocognitive disorders, educate families about cutting edge treatments, research and caregiver services, and promote risk reduction through lifestyle behaviors that encourage healthy brain aging. (source: http://www.keepmemoryalive.org)
Competitors are home cooks, restaurateurs and caterers and each of them won a qualifying competition to earn the invitation. Truly these are the best of the best within the 7 categories.
It was a fun start to an intense competition!