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A Gourmet Sensation

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A perennial favorite of Cincinnati foodies,  A Gourmet Sensation delighted the more than 900 guests on September 7, 2013 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Presented by Private Selection, attendees enjoyed dinner-by-the-bite served by nineteen premier chefs from across the country.  Each dish was paired with a signature wine or craft beer, courtesy of Heidelberg Distributing Co., Wine Trends and Ohio Valley Beer & Wine. 

Guests also enjoyed live entertainment by local jazz and R&B band, 2nd Wind, and an exciting silent auction. Following the main event festivities, the YP Late Night portion treated Cincinnati’s young professionals to light bites prepared by students from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute Of Ohio-Cincinnati.

Since the event was founded 24 years ago, more than 215 chefs have lent their expertise and talents to create over 8,000 difference dishes served with 13,000 bottles of wine to more than 15,000 patrons.  As a result, over $3 million has been raised in support of Hospice of Cincinnati’s very important mission:  to create the best possible and most meaningful end-of-life experience for all who need care and support in our community.

To get involved in this year’s event, contact Kimberly Best at 513-865-1621 or

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