Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Fred Hutchinson Travel & Leisure Auction

Kyle and I are a part of the Fred Hutchinson's Innovators Network, a group for those under 45 that are dedicated to supporting cancer research. We joined last year and have had a blast attending the quarterly happy hours and fundraisers that are filled with good company, plenty of drinks and wonderful food! Last year we attended the Holiday Gala, which was by far the most amazing event we've ever attended!

Saturday was the Annual Travel and Leisure Auction that is put on by the Margaret E. Martindale Guild. The theme was "Bourbon Street" and oozed New Orleans flavor with dueling pianos from Chopstix and drinks galore!

There were beautiful hand blown glass vases and votive candle holders as the centerpieces. They were auctioned off to raise money for the Hutch. You can also see our plated appetizers of chilled poached prawns and a delicious creamy cocktail sauce.

The salad was really tasty--romaine lettuce, egg, heirloom tomatoes (I am so happy it is almost tomato season!) and a creamy dressing.

Kyle got the beef tenderloin with a truffle scented port wine reduction, potato gratin and fresh asparagus. The sauce really made the dish stand out.

I got the foraged mushroom ravioli with porcini mushroom cream and fresh asparagus. Can't go wrong with creamy pasta!

There were alternating desserts--I very appropriately got the chocolate option.

Kyle got the bread pudding...mine was better though!

If you are interested in joining the Innovators Network and want to attend fun events like this with Kyle and I, please do let us know! It is a fabulous group with an obviously important and valuable cause.
Happy Eating,


  1. This looks like an amazing event - and such a good cause! I'm defs going to have to look into this!

  2. So fun! Thanks again for thinking of this and hopefully we can make another one soon!

  3. I hope you both can come to a future event! Here is the link to find out more info on joining: http://www.fhcrc.org/donating/indiv/innovators/in/

    Thanks for your comments!