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Chef Sean Griffin – A New Hope Success Story

When he was 12 years old, Sean participated in the Center for Grieving Children Middles Group after the death of his stepfather, a New Hope for Kids Board Member. Now a talented chef, Sean wants to give back to New Hope for Kids with his talent and passion for food and wine. Chef Griffin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

Please join us for a special fundraising event on July 20, 2011. Chef Sean will share his talents by creating a four course international culinary adventure you won’t want to miss. Seating is limited, so make your reservation now!

Tolla’s, Chef Sean Griffin & TJP Wine Events Present:
Wine and Food with an International Flair!

July 20, 2011
6:30 – 9:00 PM
240 N. Pennsylvania Avenue
Winter Park, FL

$75 per person (gratuity not included)
Reservations required by Sunday 7/17

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to New Hope for Kids.
In addition, all wine will be available to order from TJP Wine Events.
TJP Wine Events will donate 50% of its net wine sale profits back to New Hope.

Your four course meal will include:

Arcane – Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon) or
J. Raventos Roig – Brut Cava (Penedes, Spain)
Served with
Goat cheese wonton with tomato chutney
Asian slaw with Wagyu beef on crispy tofu
Curry lollipop chops

First Course
Alconde – Garnacha Rosado (Navarra, Spain)
Served with
Chicken mole tamale with Southwest salad

Second Course
Cuvelier Los Andes Coleccione – Red Blend (Mendoza, Argentina)
Served with
Trio of duck

Watermelon shooter

Third Course
CRU – Chardonnay, (Monterey, California)
Served with:
Fish in Papiolette with seasonal vegetables & golden beet beurre blanc

Surprise wine
Served with:
Vanilla & Cardamom Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta w/Fresh Citrus

Sheena Gives Back

sheena's gradutionI was only three when it happened. That is, when I was three my father died. We never really imagine that our parents can die. It seems as if they will always be there, indestructible and permanent. Yes, everyone dies eventually, but when you’re a child, all of it appears far away sometime in the future.
The worst part was the shock and unexpectedness of it all. He was not sick, injured, or all that old either. He was a healthy fifty-seven year old man.

What I remember most is his love of the water. It was his favorite place on earth, especially the ocean. That is where he was the day he died, in the ocean scuba-diving. An air bubble from his tank somehow made its way to his brain and stopped the blood flow. I cannot express the loss I and my mother, along with the rest of our family felt. If you have ever had a loved one die, you can understand the emptiness and sorrow.