RICK MOONEN’S RM SEAFOOD WELCOMES
CHEF STEPHANIE IZARD FOR “SURF & TURF” EVENT
Dinner will feature dishes inspired by Izard’s “Girl in the Kitchen” and Moonen’s “Fish Without a Doubt”
WHAT: Rick Moonen, Chef/Owner of Rick Moonen’s rm seafood, is thrilled to welcome Chef Stephanie Izard into his kitchen for a very special “Surf & Turf” dinner benefitting Three Square Las Vegas and Share Our Strength. The evening will begin at 7pm with a cocktail reception featuring hand-crafted specialty cocktails and champagne served alongside a variety of passed canapés. Guests will be seated for dinner at 7:45pm and will be treated to a five-course, interchanging meal, which will feature dishes inspired by Moonen’s “Fish Without a Doubt” and Izard’s newly released “Girl in the Kitchen,” which she is promoting as part of her nationwide “Goat Tour” (www.goat-tour.com). Each course will be expertly paired with beer, wine or a cocktail.
WHEN: January 9, 2012 – cocktail reception begins at 7pm; dinner at 7:45pm
WHERE: Rick Moonen’s rm seafood, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, Las Vegas.
TICKETS: This all-inclusive, limited seating engagement is $150 per person or $175 for VIP tickets which includes an autographed copy of both featured cookbooks. Additional cookbooks will be available for purchase. Dinner reservations can be made by calling 702.632.9300 or via email Melissa@rmseafood.com (please use SURF & TURF in subject line).
MEDIA: Photo and interview opportunities are available. To request an interview please contact Rosalind Terlitzky, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 889-2705.
About Chef Rick Moonen
Chef and cookbook author, Rick Moonen has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement for more than 20 years, bringing national awareness to this subject near and dear to his heart. His restaurant, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, showcases his commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation, and has been critically acclaimed by local and national press alike. In 2010 Rick made a memorable appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, nearly taking home the title and raising thousands of dollars and national awareness for Three Square food bank in Las Vegas. In May of 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium honored Rick as their “Chef of the Year” for his tireless efforts towards sustainability. Follow Rick @RickMoonen, Facebook.com/ChefRickMoonen or www.rmseafood.com.
About Chef Stephanie Izard
Selected as one of the Best New Chefs in 2011 by Food & Wine, Stephanie Izard is the chef/partner of the Chicago restaurant Girl & the Goat. A 2011 James Beard ‘Best New Restaurant’ nominee, Girl & the Goat has been praised by high-profile publications such as Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Better Homes and Gardens and others. Izard is the first and only woman to win Bravo’s Top Chef (Season 4/2008) and is the only winner of the original version of the show to take the title of “Fan Favorite.” Most recently, Stephanie was named celebrity chef of “CMT Artists of the Year”, one of the most highly-regarded television events in country music.
About Three Square and Share Our Strength
Three Square was established to end hunger in the Las Vegas Valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. Chef Rick Moonen has supported Three Square for many years and routinely participates in the organization’s fundraisers and special events. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks, to learn more, visit www.threesquare.org.
Share Our Strength is a national non-profit aimed at ending childhood hunger in America by 2015. Chef Stephanie Izard has been involved with Share Our Strength for many years, participation in their chef focused Chicago event, Taste of the Nation. For more information on Share Our Strength, visit www.strength.org.View File
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