The Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic Feast

2009/07/08

TOP WORLD CHEFS MEET IN BEND, OREGON TO HELP CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

The Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic Feast and the Golf Will Be First-Rate and, As Always, It’s the Community That Will Take Home the Biggest Prize

BEND, Ore. – What sort of event is so powerful that it attracts 18 of the world’s most celebrated chefs – all to a summer gathering in Bend, Oregon?

It would have to be big on culinary excellence but, even more so, it would have to do a lot of good. So it’s no surprise these top chefs will converge on Bend on July 17th for the 21st annual Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic. They’ll be lending a hand to Deschutes Children’s Foundation – an exceptional organization that last year hosted nearly 70,000 client visits at its four collaborative, rent-free campuses where 29 different nonprofit organizations serve kids and families.

From hot spots like Washington D.C., New Orleans, Kansas City and Denver – and even from Hawaii, Vietnam and Thailand – along with some of Bend’s own local stars, these chefs return enthusiastically to ply their trade, enjoy camaraderie with peers and support a marvelous cause.

“Every year, these exceptional chefs amaze us with their presence and participation,” said Jan Eggleston, executive director of Deschutes Children’s Foundation. “We know the event is outstanding and fun for everyone, but they always tell us it’s a joy for them to support an organization that helps so many children.”

The 2009 Sagebrush Classic is set for July 17-18 at Bend Oregon’s Broken Top Club. The first day will feature a fierce but fun best ball golf tournament on the challenging and exquisite Broken Top course. The second day brings a food and beer pairing feast without peer, all prepared and served at the beautiful Broken Top setting. The 18 celebrity chefs, all of whom participate without being paid, will set up outdoor booths to prepare and personally serve small-plate dishes to more than 1,000 guests.

To date, the Sagebrush Classic has distributed approximately $2 million that is disbursed to nonprofits that serve children and families through a unique partnership with Deschutes Children’s Foundation. DCF has been facilitating the work of other nonprofits that meet this mission since 1990.

Individual tickets for the Saturday feast are $200. Please call 800-601-8123 regarding golf teams, tables and any ticket questions.

About the Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic
The Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic is a golf tournament and culinary celebration held each summer in the spectacular mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The primary beneficiary of the event is Deschutes Children’s Foundation, which helps support area charities assist at-risk and needy families and children in Central Oregon. Visit http://www.sagebrush.org for more information about the two-day event.

About Deschutes Brewery
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery overlooks the wild and scenic Deschutes River. It also brews an impressive collection of award-winning craft beers. Starting as a local brew pub in downtown Bend in 1988, Deschutes Brewery now sells beer across the western U.S. and recently opened a second public house in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. Deschutes Brewery’s craft beers range from local favorites Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter to adventurous brews like Hop Trip and The Abyss. For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its award-winning craft beers, please visit http://www.DeschutesBrewery.com.

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Jen F July 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm

So… are you going?

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Anonymous July 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Did you go? If so, what was your fav?

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Bend Oregon Restaurants July 23, 2009 at 4:40 pm

nope. i asked if i could go and was told that i'm not a big enough media type to get a free pass. that made me sad.

maybe one day.

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Anonymous July 23, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Although $200 is allot, it's almost worth it – you can always volunteer and get a ticket…
I was lucky enough to attend and here is my judgement:
The best: Jen Jasinski's French Onion Gruyere Ravioli on a Olathe Valley Corn Nage with Crispy Pork Belly and Gruyere Tuile

Next was Jackie Lau's Misoyaki Butterfish and Hawaiian Sea Vegetables with Wasabi Ginger Sauce

disclaimer: Micheal Smith's Beef Empanadas with Spanish Romesco Sauce; Shrimp a la Plancha with Morcilla Sausage and Potatoes was my last stop and they were out

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