Rare Finds Gala – Vichyssoise Recipe

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2014 May

Rare Finds Gala – Vichyssoise Recipe

by Louis Gervais / In Events, News & Media, Recipes

At the beginning of every year, the LGFF team gathers together to determine our sponsorship budget. In the past, we’ve support high school fundraisers, community events such as the Harmony Arts Festival and Hollyburn Society’s Hockey Heroes Shoot Out, and the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Gala. We believe it is important to give back to our community – it does the heart some good and we have fun too!

Nargess and Nicole at the Rare Finds Gala
Nargess and Nicole at the Rare Finds Gala

Bringing ideas to the table was easy as there are so many great causes that we’d like to support. One special event that we wanted to participate in was proposed to us by our good friend Nargess, Principal Planner of Fleur de Lis Events. It was the Rare Finds Gala organized by the Rare Disease Foundation  and we’re very glad got involved!

Our chilled Vichyssoise Soup with Parmesan Crisp
Our chilled Vichyssoise Soup with Parmesan Crisp

The event was beautiful! Hosted at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, the gala featured amazing food, drinks, and entertainment. With the help of 13 Executive Chefs from top Vancouver hotels and catering companies, talented Pastry Chefs, and three expert mixologists from around the city, the Gala brought together over 300 people for a night of fundraising and eating. Each Chef was to come up with a signature Amuse Bouche for which guests were to vote for their favourite. A tonne of fun and a great way to get people interacting through out the night. The Collective You also provided beautiful black and white portraitures for guests and musical entertainment was provided by one young, very talented violinist.

Sales and Events Specialist, Elisa Fabiano
Sales and Events Specialist, Elisa Fabiano

The event raised over $118,000 for the Rare Disease Foundation.  A rare disease is defined as a condition affecting less than 1 in 2000 people.  There are more than 7000 diagnosed rare diseases and many more undiagnosed diseases. Nearly three million Canadians have a rare disease.  The foundation provides an innovative approach of rare disease care that guides research and provides support to parents of sick children. This changes the way that rare diseases are managed.

Sous Chef, Jaq Amon, doing his thing
Sous Chef, Jaq Amon, doing his thing

We were so grateful and honoured to be part of this great cause and proud of the entire organizing team for the great job they did.  Since we’re In the spirit of giving, we thought we’d also give you our recipe for our delicious chilled Vichysoisse soup that we presented! Try making this at home for your friends and family, chilled on a hot summers day, or hot to keep you cozy during those winter months.

Our favourite Tequila Cilantro shooter from Black and Blue Restaurant
Our favourite Tequila Cilantro shooter from Black and Blue Restaurant
O DIE FOR Chocolate Coconut Croissant by Temper Pastry…our mouths are watering just looking at these
O DIE FOR Chocolate Coconut Croissant by Temper Pastry…our mouths are watering just looking at these

Thank you Ainsley Rose of Ainsley Rose Photography for the beautiful photos. View the full album here: https://ainsleyrose.zenfolio.com/p22457945.

Love,
The LGFF team

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Louis Gervais

Louis Gervais is the award winning Executive Chef of Louis Gervais Fine Foods. His dynamic personality, passion for fine cuisine, and high standards are evident in every aspect of his business. Find Louis Gervais on Google.
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