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PHILharmonious Gala & Auction 2017
June 2nd 2017 06:00pm to 10:00pm

Venue: Joseph Decuis Farm

PHILharmonious: Field to Fork

PHILharmonious: Farm to Fork
Featuring White House Chef John Moeller
Friday, June 2, 2017 at 6:00PM

Joseph Decius Farm
6755 E 900 South
Columbia City, Indiana 46725

The Board of Directors of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents its first gala fundraiser and auction in several years, PHILharmonious: Farm to Fork, featuring former White House chef John Moeller, at Joseph Decuis Farm.

Bringing together Joseph Decuis’ top culinary experts with former White House Chef John Moeller, excellent music, and one-of-a-kind auction items will create an unforgettable evening, all in support of Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Education and Community Engagement programs.

Joseph Decuis Farm, once called "a farm dressed in a tuxedo," offers a spectacular setting for this special event. Wagyu is arguably the finest tasting, healthiest beef in the world, and Joseph Decuis is the only establishment of its kind in the United States raising its own Wagyu with traditional Japanese husbandry practices — all natural, humane, drug-free, and stress-free.

The menu will feature a Wagyu based main course and other White House dishes prepared under the direction of Chef Moeller (Seafood and vegetarian options are available). Moeller’s signature style features fresh seasonal produce, with a first class presentation for each finished dish. Between courses, Moeller will entertain with stories of his personal interactions serving as chef to three First Families, including President George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton, and President George W. Bush.

Chef John Moeller has detailed his journey and White House experience in the 2013 book, “Dining at the White House—From the President’s Table to Yours.” Copies of the book will be available at the event.

The silent and live auctions will feature diverse and unique items donated by artists and businesses in support of the Philharmonic. They include exciting getaways, destination vacations, event tickets, fine dining, jewelry, and more.

Proceeds from PHILharmonious will enable the Philharmonic to enrich the lives of tens of thousands of children and adults each season. The Philharmonic performs on stage, in schools, hospitals, homes, and all throughout the region – in venues where it can make the biggest difference. Help ensure the Philharmonic’s ability to sound – so it can continue to offer music literally to everyone in Northeast Indiana.

The RSVP deadline is May 26 and seating is limited to 275 people. Call 260.481.0775 for more information or to inquire about ticket availability.

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

Open Bar
Farm Fresh Seasonal Crudités with Dipping Sauces
Artisanal Cheese Board

Music by Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra
View Silent and Live Auction items

7:30 pm Dinner

State Dinner Style

Chilled Green Pea Soup
Ginger Mint Scallions

Wagyu Beef Bourguignon
Farm Vegetables and Wagyu Bacon 

Grilled Salmon with Saffron and Chive Tomato White Wine Butter Sauce

Roasted Portobello Mushroom with Spring Vegetable,
Herbed Quinoa and Tomato Coulis

JD Farm Salad with Seasonal Vegetables and Lettuces
Rice Wine Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

Warm Flourless Chocolate Torte
with Raspberry Sauce and Almond Tuille

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Clarissa Reis at 260.481.0775. Tickets are $200 per person with Patron Level tickets at $250. The price includes appetizers, the three-course meal, open bar, wine pairings….and MUSIC!