To support the fight against breast cancer, Alys Beach and Caliza Restaurant’s Executive Chef Kevin Korman hosted Caliza Goes Pink on Wednesday, October 10. This was the second year for the event, which was originally started by Chef Korman to honor his own mother’s battle with and subsequent survival of breast cancer. The evening began at 6:00 p.m. and featured a delectable five-course menu that incorporated cancer-fighting ingredients in a variety of ways, each beautiful in presentation and exquisite in taste. The unique culinary extravaganza was held in Caliza’s poolside Moroccan room and lit by warm candlelight after the sun set, incorporating accents of pink throughout the decor in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The guest speaker for the evening was VIE publisher Lisa Burwell, who shared her own inspirational story and some motivational thoughts. Guests bid on a variety of exceptional auction items, including an original pink Justin Gaffrey painting, done exclusively for the event, a condo stay in Belize, and a Vahan diamond bracelet from Destin Jewelers. Caliza Goes Pink raised a net total of $7,450 from the dinner and auction to benefit the Sacred Heart Cancer Center Emerald Coast and the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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