Sinfonia Gulf Coast presents: An Evening with Patti LuPone

March 18, 2014

VIE is a proud sponsor of Sinfonia Gulf Coast and media sponsor for the Sinfonia Gala Event tomorrow, March 29, featuring living legend Patti LuPone as she takes the stage at the Emerald Coast Convention Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.


We had an amazing time last night, March 27, as hosts Tim Krueger and Jill Cadenhead welcomed forty lucky patrons to dine in their breathtaking home on the bay. This culinary event featured delicious fare created and donated by Chef Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30a, with boutique wines provided by Jason Kesner of Kesner Wines and winemaker for Kistler and McNeese distributors, Demetria and Richard McNeese. Candace Abuvala of Roux 30a created magic with her floral arrangements and menu design as she put the finishing touches on a relaxed and truly elegant evening.

Guest of Honor Patti LuPone delivered a heartfelt, impromptu after-dinner speech thanking Maestro Demetrius Fuller, founder of Sinfonia, for all the good work he is doing, especially giving back to music programs in area schools. LuPone is a genuine person and lover of the arts and we can’t wait to hear her perform tomorrow! Look for a story on the event in our upcoming May/June issue of VIE.

Special guests included Lynn and Steve Dugas, Jeff and Gayle Landreth of La Florida real estate (sponsors of the event), Cory and Hillary Fosdyck, and Richard and Lori Eckert.

Thank you all for the good work this community does to enrich our lives and those of future generations!