On Thursday October 25, 2018, Doylestown Health friends and colleagues gathered at the Event Center by Cornerstone for the 7th biennial Friends of the Heart Institute Cardiac Cook-Off where Doylestown Health heart and vascular surgeons and doctors teamed with top area chefs in a “light hearted” cooking competition. Community members, Matt Davis and Steve Novello, also participated in the event this year.
Celebrity Judges, Kimberly Cambra, Executive Director of CB Cares Educational Foundation and Mike Conti, Wine Consultant for Vintage Imports, selected the winning team of Chef Justin McClain of Pig and Hen Private Catering, James McClurken, MD, and Doyle Walton, MD.
The winning dish was a healthy version of fish and chips: Striped Bass Ceviche on a wonton crisp, avocado puree, pickled jalapeno chutney, cilantro pesto, mint oil and shaved almonds. The dish was paired with a signature drink, Tiki Transfusion prepared by guest bartender, Shaun Eroh from Vela.
Winning the People’s Choice award was the team of Chef Max Hansen of Max Hansen Caterer, Steve Novello, Atul Rao, MD, and MaryAnn Williamson, MD, who served Castle Valley Mills Pork with green chilies, queso fresco, cilantro and crispy plantain confetti paired with an enhanced Margarita.
Josh Eisenberg, MD, Kristy Scheiring, DO and Chef Chad Rosenthal of the Lucky Well in Ambler, PA (soon to be opening another location at the Shops at Valley Square in Warrington, PA.) prepared Memphis-style Dry Rub Pork Ribs with heart-healthy slaw which was served with a special Harvest Whiskey Punch.
Special thanks to Sodexo for their fabulous food display and program emcee, Sheri Putnam for a job well done.
Friends of the Heart Institute would also like to extend a thank you to the National Charity League mother and daughter volunteers who assisted Friends on the evening of the event.
The net proceeds of approximately $24,000 will benefit Doylestown Health’s Center for Heart and Vascular Care. Thank you to all of the guests and sponsors who generously supported this event.
Jeanne M. Hubbard and
John W. Hubbard, PhD, FCP
Rita and Jim McClurken, MD
The Event Center by Cornerstone
Carol and Pat Counihan
Joy and Scott Levy, MD
Sara and Scott Moyer
Janeen and Robert O’Connor, MD
Barbara and Mark Weand, Jr
Dee Ann and Marv Woodall