Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Food, Laughs, and Support at the Fairmont Holiday Charity Dinner

Last Friday, over a hundred people came out for "The Chef & The Brewer" Holiday Charity Dinner & Silent Auction at The Cut steakhouse and restaurant in the Fairmont Beijing Hotel. The event was an awesome collaboration between The Fairmont Beijing Hotel, Chef Andreas Block at the Cut, Great Leap Brewery (Beijing's first craft brewery, founded by American Carl Setzer), and Little Flower.

We also enlisted the help of some amazing local volunteers who assisted in donating and finding auction items, selling tickets, and planning the event.
It was an amazing six-course meal, each course expertly paired with one of Great Leap's signature beers. The Christmas music was at full blast, and it seemed like the holiday season was already in full swing.

Everyone was able to enjoy food, drinks, and great conversation.

They even had a chance to get a head start on their Christmas shopping at our silent auction.

Little Emma, a precocious seven-year-old from Beijing, even donated some of her amazing artwork to the auction to help other kids in need.

It was also a great night for all the foodies out there. Chef Andreas and Brewmaster Carl Setzer even introduced their thinking behind the food and beer pairings during each course.

The event was a huge success! The proceeds from the dinner and the auction will support Little Flower. To everyone in attendance, as well as all the amazing people who helped to organize the event and all the businesses and individuals who participated in the auction: Thank you!

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