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KGO’s Gene Burns and Dr. Dean Edell are hosting a sunset dinner Cruise on Monday, May 19, on board Signature Hospitality’s yacht, the California Spirit. It’s a benefit for the 28th Annual KGO Leukemia Cure-A-Thon (March 28-29).

Those who sign up will enjoy the spectacular cuisine of Walnut Creek’s best chefs from Va de Vi, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, The Walnut Creek Yacht Club, Prima Restaurant and Signature Hospitality. Only 40 couples, with a maximum of 80 people, may attend, at $500 per couple or $250 per individual. The lineup of restaurants and chefs guarantees an evening to please those with discriminating tastes for food and wine.

Although this on Monday, and time’s a wasting, you should check for available space… just in case you might get lucky!

The 28th Annual KGO Leukemia Cure-A-Thon was on March 28 and 29, 2008. This is a follow-up event that promises to be delightful and delicious…

When Gene Burns’s producer Joel Riddell contacted me about this cruise, I went into overdrive. Unbeknownst to Joel, Louis Foppiano lost his brother Rod Foppiano to a very untimely death to leukemia. Also, my friend and colleague Patty Bogle is currently recovering in Texas from an in bone marrow transplant to cure her leukemia… And all is looking well for her recovery.

I knew that both of these wineries would be more than willing to furnish wine for this important fund raising cruise.

Also, Concannon Vineyard is a wonderful source for philanthropy, when I approach them for something that’s proven to be a worthy cause.

It’s been very rewarding to be in the background with my pal Joel, helping to make this Gene & Dean cruise a great success.

Signature Hospitality ~ Owners Garrett and Danielle O’Doherty with Executive Chef Rolando Paz

Walnut Creek Yacht Club ~ Executive Chef Kevin Weinberg with Proprietor Ellen McCarty

Va de Vi Bistro ~ Executive chef Kelly Degala

Lark Creek Walnut Creek ~ Executive Chef Scott Wall

Prima Restaurant (Walnut Creek) ~ Executive Chef/Owner Peter Chastain

Bon Voyage!