Circus of Chefs ... The Gala 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Location: W.W. Deppe Wagon Pavillion
at Circus World get directions
Parking: We suggest parking on Lynn Street (adjacent to the Parkinson Research Library at Circus World)
Tickets: $150 per person
($125 of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation to Circus World)
Make your tax-deductible contribution and reserve your seat(s) by calling 608-356-8341 today!
For every $150 ticket purchased, all but $25 is tax deductible.
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- Event Description
Join us for the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Circus of Chefs… the Gala. On Sunday, June 23, 2013 the finest chefs, brewmasters and vintners in south central Wisconsin will work their culinary magic, providing guests with tasty appetizers, delicious entrees, decadent desserts and refreshing beverages. Circus of Chefs...The Gala 2013 will be the most stupendous, most colossal, most splendiferous fundraising event Circus World has ever experienced.
What happens at the Gala?
Guests mingle with friends; sampling sumptuous savories and bidding on a gargantuan array of silent auction items, while live soft jazz provided by the Gem City Combo provides the ambiance. Guests purchase numbered corks for $10, which they take to a cage wagon to claim their bottle of wine or liquor. Everyone is a winner in the cork sale, and some take home a truly exceptional wine or premium spirit. The evening culminates with an outstanding circus performance featuring Circus World's galaxy of professional circus stars.
Expert judges evaluate entries from over 30 restaurants, wineries and breweries. Winners are awarded the prestigious "Silver Tray" in each of the following six categories. The 2012 winners were:
- Appetizer: Executive Chef John Jerabek of Fresco, Madison
- Entrée: Executive Chef Dennis Matteson of Kaminski Bros. Chophouse, Wisconsin Dells
- Dessert: Pastry Artist Aryll Pullum of Ostera Design, Janesville
- Beer: Brewmaster Steve Buszka of Potosi Brewing Company, Potosi
- Wine: Winemaker Philippe Coquard of Wollersheim Winery, Prairie du Sac
- Best Table Presentation: Pastry Artist Aryll Pullum of Ostera Design, Janesville
Outstanding Support for Circus World
In 2012, longtime table sponsors, supporters, chefs, restaurants, vineyards and breweries joined with newcomers in all categories and generated over $177,000 for Circus World through sponsorships, ticket and table sales, auction items and donations of goods and services.
This annual event provides unparalleled support for Circus World's annual operations, performances and library & research center services.
Returning for the 10th Annual Celebration this year are co-chairs Susan and Jonathan Lipp of Full Compass in Madison, and Jenele and Merlin Zitzner of The Baraboo National Bank in Baraboo. They work along with a volunteer planning committee to make this event truly spectacular.