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Clear Lake Symphony


5th Annual 2009 Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Area Symphony Society presents

"A Rhapsody on a Theme
 by Great Chefs"

Place:  Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

Hotel Ball Room

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Price: $60 per person

Proceeds benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund

Join us this evening for a delicious multi-course, sit-down dinner prepared by the Best Chefs and restaurants in the Bay Area!


Thanks to everyone who attended this fund raiser to make it a big success!   About 185 people enjoyed specialty offerings of food from some of our Bay Area finest chefs.  Everyone had a great time!  We look forward to having you back next  year for our "best ever" 6th annual Great Chefs of the Bay Area!

The "Great Chefs of the Bay Area" is a fun evening featuring fabulous food from some of the best chefs in the Bay Area.  It will be an evening to remember.  Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Clear Lake Symphony Scholarship Fund. 

  Great Chefs Reservation Form 
NOTE: Reservations must be received by March 2, 2009
 

Featured Menu

Main Sit-Down Menu

Tommy's Seafood & Steakhouse - New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

DaniVens - Corn Chowder, cream base with corn, potatoes & celery

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe - Greek Salad 
(green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, kalanata olives, peperoncini, feta cheese with Greek dressing)

Hilton Hotel - Bacon-Wrapped Beef tenderloin with portabella mushroom stuffing with white truffle oil and marsela wine

Tommy's Seafood & Steakhouse - Asparagus & Oven-roasted fingerling potatoes

Cullen's - Fresh Blueberry Mascarpone Cheesecake with baked strudel and lavender scented lemon curd


 

 

 

2009 Great Chefs Committee

Chair: Sherrie Matula
Co-Chair
: Blanche Stastny
Co-Chair & Silent Auction Coordinator: Mike Matula
Committee Members: Pat Swartley
Committee Members: Kati Hill
 

2009 Great Chefs Planning Pictures

 

 

Great Chefs Planning Meeting with Hilton Hotel

Back Row (from left to right): 
Rick Galyean,
Director of Food & Beverage, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Chad Landry, Executive Chef, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake
Dorian Dougherty, Food & Beverage, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake

Front Row (from left to right):
Blanche Stastny, Co-Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board
Sherrie Matula, Chair, Great Chefs of the Bay Area - Clear Lake Symphony Society Board
Margo Clements, Catering Sales Manager, Hilton - Houston NASA Clear Lake

 
 

Featured Entree by the Hilton Hotel
LUNA Restaurant
Bacon-Wrapped Beef tenderloin with portabella mushroom stuffing with white truffle oil and marsela wine

 

Tommy’s Seafood Steakhouse
New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

   

Mediterraneo Market & Cafe
Greek Salad
(green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, red onions, kalanata olives, peperoncini, feta cheese with Greek dressing)

 

 

 
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Silent Auction Items

Donor Description Winning Bidder
1. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Presidential Suite with private dinner for 8 by Chef Chad; includes 1 night stay for 2 in master suite & for 2 in adjoining bedroom suite  $1250 value Mike & Sherrie Matula
  Views of the Presidential Suite
  View of the 2nd Bedroom Suite
2. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Dinner for 2 at LUNA Restaurant - $60 value   George Shoup
3. Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake Get-Away Weekend for 2 for 1 night @ Hilton w/ Complimentary breakfast - $200 value Joe Marcinskowski
4. tommy's Seafood Steakhouse Dinner for 2 - $60 value George Shoup
5. STS Limo Service (Friendswood) Round Trip Limo Service to Houston Intercontinental - $250 value  
6. Outback Steakhouse $45 Gift Certificate Gloria Goldstein
7. Harbour Playhouse  2 Adult Season tickets for 2009-2010 season - $260 value Pat Swartley
8. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2009-2010 season - $100 value Darlene Biggers
9. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2009-2010 season - $100 value Janet Fern Cooper
10. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2009-2010 season - $100 value Laura Vincent
11. Clear Lake Symphony  2 Season tickets for 2009-2010 season - $100 value Walter Swartz
12. Dick & Edie Regenburgh Framed poster depicting America's first hot air balloon flight signed by local artist, Lori Whitehead, Value: $50 Len Hardwick
13. Chabuca's Steaks & Rotisserie $40 Gift Certificate Kim Kaub
14. Haak Vineyards & Winery, Santa Fe, TX Haak Winery Tour & Wine Tasting for 25 persons w/ Hors d’ouevres - $250 value Mark Weesner
15.  DaniVens Steak & Seafood $100 Gift Certificate Kim Kaub
16.  Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Suzy Allison
17.  Mediterraneo Market & Cafe $25 Gift Certificate Pat Swartley
18. Sail on the Bay  (donated by Merrill Lynch) Evening sail on the bay on a 46 foot Beneteau sailboat for up to 6 - $400 value George Shoup
19.STYLIN by Linda Beauty Salon $50 Gift Certificate Ken Davis
20. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Parvin Richardson
21. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Don Rhorer
22. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Laura Vincent
23. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Joe Marcinkowski
24. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Janet Fern Coop
25. Clear Lake Symphony Fall Pops Concert Recording, September 6, 2008 - $20 value Pat Swartley
26.    
27. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value Janet Fern Cooper
28. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value Arline Laughter
29. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value Kim Kaub
30. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value John Cobarruvias
31. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value Mary Bealer
32. Clear Lake Symphony Christmas Pops Concert Recording, December 5 & 6, 2008 - $20 value Alex Pope
33. M & S Computer Systems Canon PIXMA iP2600 4800 dpi Inkjet Photo Printer w/ USB cable, $60 value Jerry Quirk
34. M & S Computer Systems APEX AD-1200 DVD/MP3/Picture CD/CD Player, $25 value Walter Swartz
35. Cork Wine Bar $25 Gift Certificate John Cobarruvias
36.  Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Kevin Kennelley
37.  Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Kim Kaub
38.  Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Pat Swartley
39.  Templin Photography (Kemah) $165 Gift Certificate Anne Coppenhaver
     
     

Revised 3/07/09

   

 

   
 

Sherrie Matula, President, Clear Lake Area Symphony Society and Co-Chair of the Great Chefs, presents a plaque to the Executive Chef Chad, Rick Galyean - Director of Food & Beverage, Kimberly Mehalos - Assistant Director of Sales, Margo Clements - Certified Social Event Planner, Karen Mignola - Corporate Sales Manager and Maylis Bachette - Convention Services Manager in appreciation for the 20 years the Hilton has hosted the Great Chefs fundraising event for the Clear Lake Symphony.

 

 

Chefs/Restaurants participating In Great Chefs of the Bay Area

The Clear Lake Symphony Society gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chefs of the Bay Area represented below.  Without them, this event would not be possible.  Please patronize the below establishments and let them know how much you appreciate their participation in this fund raising event.

                   
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Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake

3000 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058-
Map


Phone: (281) 333-9300
Fax: (281) 333-3750

Web Site < click here

Chad Landry 
Executive Chef

Tony Gladamiro
Kourtnie Tyson

Sous Chefs

LUNA Restaurant Casual continental. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner while overlooking beautiful Clear Lake and the hotel marina.  Let the Hilton help you plan your special events.
"Well appointed guestrooms and impeccable service is something you can count on at Hilton
!"

                       

 

Tommy's Seafood Steakhouse


2555 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
- Map

Phone: (281) 480-2221
Fax: (281) 480-2229
 
www.tommys.com 

Brent Feibelman 
General Manager 

Tommy's provides only the best in fine dining and and their menus reflect their commitment to quality and variety.  Enjoy the New Orleans sounds of a live jazz combo while you dine.  Party room available.  Performances every Wednesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30-11:00 p.m.

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Cullen's - Upscale American Grill


11509 Space Center Blvd.
Houston, TX 77059
- Map

Phone: (281) 991-2000
Fax: (281) 991-2045
 
www.CullensHouston.com 

Aurora Perez 
Sales & Event Manager 

Cullen’s is the newest, premier restaurant in Houston featuring handcrafted American cuisine. Housed in an elegant, breath-taking space, the restaurant boasts dining and entertainment delight to captivate your senses.  Under the talented direction of Chef Paul Lewis, Cullen’s has won numerous raves from discerning clientele and publications. Chef Lewis is the highly acclaimed executive chef responsible for establishing the restaurant as a world-class culinary destination.
Cullen’s features the best of in-house dry-aged meats, freshest seafood and locally grown fruits and vegetables served at the peak of ripeness. All ingredients are hand-selected to meet Chef Lewis’ exacting standards. This attention to detail, high quality and innovative palette of ingredients allow him to continually create beautifully crafted signature dishes with bold, distinctive flavors and captivating presentations.

 
 

 



 

DaniVens Steak & Seafood

4940 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77505
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Phone: (281) 598-2120
Fax: (281) 598-2125
Cell: (281) 748-2669

Steven Gonzales
Owner
Rene Vargas

 General Manager

DaniVens sets the standard of steakhouse excellence. This is truly the place to be, relax and enjoy dining perfection.  Flavorful and tender USDA Prime Beef is the star attraction, but for those non-steak moments, pork and veal chops along with succulent seafood will satisfy the most discriminate of palates.  And at DaniVens, fresh seasonal vegetables and other choices is always included with each entree.  In addition to our elegantly accented main dining rooms, our private dining rooms are optimally designed for business events, personal celebrations and group entertaining.

     
 

Mediterraneo Market and Cafe

18033 Upper Bay Road
Nassau Bay, TX 77058

 
Phone: (281) 333-3180
Fax: (281) 333-3841

www.mediterraneomarket.com

Magdy & Sonia Kotb
 
Owners

Cheerful umbrella-covered tables dot the tree-shaded patio bustling with NASA workers and area devotees of Magdy and Sonia Kotb's homey Mediterranean café. Inside, a deli case filled with feta cheeses, imported olives and fresh-made menu items shares the cozy space with a few dozen tables and a market area for European imports. The menu features classic Greek and Middle Eastern dishes including hummus, stuffed grape leaves, shish kebab, baba ghanouj, moussaka, gyros and hearty lunchtime sandwiches.
The cafe also features frequent live music performances and in-house belly dancer every Saturday evening.  The market is a great spot for deals on imported Greek olive oils, gourmet chocolate and hard-to find spices sold in bulk.

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Previous Great Chefs of the Bay Area Fund Raisers

2007
2006
2005
2004


 

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