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A Night to Remember ICONS + MASTERS GALA Master Chefs of France THE COOKBOOK In addition to enjoying the cuisine of Patrick Ponsaty and his fellow Master French Chef peers, Olivier Dubreuil, Xavier Salomon, and Steve Benjamin at the 130th Anniversary Gala, their unique recipes can be found in this stunning new cookbook. Belonging to the exclusive T GIF VIP M a î t r e Cuisiniers de France (MCF), a 60+ year culinary club, is one of the greatest honors a French chef can earn. This cookbook with beautiful photography by renowned ar tist Battman and a forward by Jacques Pepin, represents the pinnacle of modern French cuisine and showcases 154 favorite recipes from some of the best MCFs in the world. Books are available for purchase at 1500 OCEAN. 100 MAKING A DIFFERENCE O n February 17, 2018, The Del celebrates its 130th Anniversary with flair, fabulous food and fascinating art, featuring the nation’s top Master Chefs and the work of legendary celebrity photographer John Russo. VIP guests at the black-tie fete can mingle with the stars, sip champagne at an exclusive reception in the Coronet Room, and personally meet the cadre of Master Chefs: Olivier Dubreuil (Venetian Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas), Xavier Salomon (Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay), Steve Benjamin (Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills), Frederic Castan (Hilton Anaheim) and The Del’s own Patrick Ponsaty (1500 OCEAN). Photog John Russo will also be present, surrounded by a gallery of his finest work with profits benefiting the charities highlighted in his book 101 Making a Difference. After the private reception, all gala guests will enjoy a spectacular five-course feast in the Crown Room, prepared by the Master Chefs and The Del’s executive chef Stefan Peroutka. The evening’s dishes have been inspired by the vintage menus from The Del’s chefs over the past 130 years. Sepia toned lighting, Crown chandeliers, a lively orchestra, tuxedo-clad servers and modern takes on dishes from days past will transport guests to another era, honoring this living legend and 130 grand years. For more information on the gala, please go to Russo’s latest book project, 100 Making a Difference, features one hundred extraordinary people who have founded charities or launched projects that are truly making a positive impact around the globe. Russo has shot portraits of these committed folks and the book sheds light on the organizations they champion—people and causes like George Clooney on genocide in Sudan, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai on girls’ educati on, Greenpeace’s Rex Weyler on the environment, Virginia Isais on Human Trafficking Survivors, Jeff Bridges on Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and more. 100 Making a Difference will be published in April 2018 and profits from John Russo’s gallery of images at the Icon + Master’s Gala at Hotel del Coronado on February 17, 2018 will go directly to various charities featured in his book. 619.522.8100 | HOTELDEL.COM 17