10:00 AM EST
12:00 PM EST
About Our Auction
A dining experience not to be missed!
The Marin’s, owners of the award-winning Bayard House restaurant in Chesapeake City, welcome you into their stunning, waterfront property located on the Elk River and C&D canal. There you will be treated to a five-course culinary masterpiece prepared by the Bayard House’s Executive chef, Brian Jones. As an added highlight to the evening each course will feature a wine pairing prepared by Shannon Hurley, Manager of Darioush Winery in Napa Valley, CA and Certified Sommelier, Court of Masters.
This will truly be an evening never to forget with terrific food, wine and even better company! Salut!
Chef – Brian Jones
Chef Brian Jones is a twenty-year veteran of the culinary industry whose passion for cooking harkens back to his grandfather, an executive chef for the American Legion. Chef Brian followed his passion to the Scottsdale Culinary Institute Le Cordon Bleu in Arizona where he received his culinary degree. From there, Chef Bryan has cooked in a multitude of restaurant environments: fine dining restaurants, country club establishments, and even as Chef for the Stadium Suites of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Brian’s influences are robust enjoying and drawing inspiration from Asian, Mexican, Southern USA, and Italian cuisines. He loves to take simple ingredients and create dishes with robust flavors and artistic presentations. Brian believes that food brings people to the table, creates memories and enhances family and friendship just as it has for him.
Sommelier – Shannon Hurley
Shannon Hurley has had a passion for cooking and hospitality from a very young age. Turning passion into a career, Ms. Hurley attended and received her degree from Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island, the premier hospitality school in the United States. Shortly after her schooling she gravitated toward the wine industry and thereafter became a sommelier manager at the iconic Estiatorio Milos located in midtown Manhattan. Currently, she has relocated to Napa Valley where she is a manager at the world renowned Darioush winery. Ms. Hurley’s goal of becoming a Master Sommelier is also well on its way and her studies have already led her to the Certified Sommelier level of this highly intense course of certification.
We would like to express our immense gratitude to The Bayard House for their generosity and ongoing support for The Paris Foundation.
**this evening has a maximum capacity of 10 guests**
About The Paris Foundation
The Paris Foundation is a Christian non-profit organization serving the poor and homeless in the Elkton, Maryland area. Founded in 2012, its mission is to demonstrate Christ's unconditional love to those in need of material, emotional, and spiritual support. Through its Matthew Project, TPF coordinates a nightly meal, plus Sunday lunch, at 229 South Bridge Street in Elkton, served by over 500 volunteers monthly, representing over fifty churches, businesses, and civic groups. Since opening the facility on March 25, 2013, over 175,000 people have been fed and encouraged in Jesus' name! Tents, sleeping bags, and other survival gear have been collected and distributed to the homeless, along with seasonal clothing, shoes, and personal hygiene items.