ChefDance Preview – Preparing Your Palette For a Memorable Sundance

From Left to Right: Michelin Starred Chef Luigi Fineo, ChefDance CEO Mimi Kim. Photo Credit: Jennifer Johnson

The perfect evening can be described as friends gathering over delicious food and being part of compelling conversation — this is the tone for ChefDance!

In celebration of the return of ChefDance to Sundance for its 15th year, Chef Dance CEO Mimi Kim hosted an intimate pre Sundance dinner at her Los Angeles, CA Home.

It is the warm atmosphere of friends and family fostered by creators Mimi Kim and Kenny Grisewold that put ChefDance in a league of its own and the LA preview gave guests a better understanding of why ChefDance is the hot ticket of the Sundance Film Festival.

“If I can create an event or a dinner party that would enjoy, others will too,” states Kim.

At the preview guests enjoyed a decadent meal by Chef Luigi Fineo that included perfect bites that were almost too pretty to eat.

Michelin Starred Chef Luigi Fineo.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Johnson

Starter 

Wild caught Salmon with a bright champagne vinaigrette & Brussels sprouts 

 

Surf and Turf : plugra poached main lobster lollipops & roasted Oregano lamb skewers 

 

Main Course 

Sea and land : Maryland blue crab fritters with southern fried chicken bites with lemon saffron remoulade (crab cakes) spicy maple BBQ (on the chicken)

 

Steak and Eggs : Roasted beef tender loin on scallion smashed potatoes with an herb o’jou Demi glaze, topped with a fried qual egg

 

Smoked Gouda Mac n Cheese 

 

Risotto with porcini Mushrooms and Black Truffles

ChefDance is the hottest ticket at Sundance as it boasts renowned chefs and fantastic food in an event environment. Over the span of four nights ChefDance will brings the most reputable chefs under one roof to deliver an unforgettable meal that will feed all of your senses. See below for the complete lineup of ChefDance.

The Scene!
Photo Credit: Jennifer Johnson

CHEFDANCE 2017 EVENT LINEUP 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 (Day 1)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30 -8:30PM Cocktail Reception, 8 – 10:30PM Dinner)

o             Chef: Chef Luigi Fineo, Michelin Starred Chef (Luigi Al Teatro, LA), 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 (Day 2)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o    Chef Shawn McClain, James Beard Chef (Sage, Las Vegas);

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 (Day 3)

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o             Chef Beau MacMillan, Iron Chef America (Sanctuary, AZ) 

MONDAY, JANUARY 22 (Day 4)

Activation: THE ART OF ELYSIUM CHARITY NIGHT AT CHEFDANCE 

Cocktail Reception & Dinner Series (7:30PM – 10:30PM)

o             Chef Brian Malarkey, Top Chef & Tv Host, (Herringbone, San Diego)

As the official partner of Sundance 2018, ChefDance will take place January 18th through January 22nd featuring a robust lineup of Chef’s and guests. Be sure to bring your palette and prepare yourself for a night to remember. 

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