Family Tree's Chef's Dinner


March 11, 2001|By Sloane Brown

Porcini mushroom-scented Dover sole roulade with roasted pepper mousseline on spinach noisette and golden tomato coulis -- and that was just the first course at the Family Tree's Great Chefs' Dinner.

That and dishes like Maryland crab salad with Osetra caviar and green peppercorn- crusted veal chop on foie gras risotto were why some 275 people filled the Center Club for the charity's annual gourmet meal, which each year is prepared by a different visiting chef.

This year, chef Lynn Kennedy-Tilyou, from Taneytown's Antrim 1844 Country Inn, received rave reviews from the gathering of gourmands.

Among the satisfied customers: Betsy Sherman and Georgia Stamas, event co-chairs; Jackie Brown, Ziba Franks, Jackie Hrabowski, Stephanie Johnston, Megan Kalkstein, Pat Kirk, Kay MacIntosh, Lisa Miller, Annette Padussis and Dot Rosenberg, event committee members; John K. Hoey, Family Tree board president; Topper Webb, Julia Keelty and Debbie Kissinger, board members; Pat Cronin, Family Tree executive director; Dort and Richard Mollett, Antrim 1844 Country Inn owners; David Spilman, Tele-Factor of Maryland partner; Haskell Arnold, Constellation Energy Group general auditor; Dr. Susan Townsend, Relationship Enrichment Center director; Dennis Connolly, O'Conor, Piper & Flynn realtor; Maurice Simpkins, Ryland Group vice president; Gregory Tucker, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra vice president; Karen Bokram, Girl's Life publisher; Frank A. Adams, Grotech Capital Group managing partner; Terry Morgenthaler, community volunteer; Bob Gray, Foundation Fighting Blindness CEO; Steve Glover, Glover Equipment president; Kurt Aarsand, Aarsand Management Co. president; Jeanne Rose, Neiman Marcus merchandising director; Dr. Neil Goldberg, St. Joseph Hospital gastroenterologist; and Fran Contino, McCormick & Co. chief financial officer.

The dinner brought in a delicious $130,000 for the Family Tree's efforts in strengthening families and fighting child abuse and neglect.

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