Truffle Wine Dinner at Jekyll Island Club Hotel {Jekyll Island, GA}

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As a part of the trip to Jekyll Island, Kiwi and I had an opportunity to attend a charity dinner at the Jekyll Island Club. The Truffle Wine Dinner was hosted by the Golden Isles of Georgia American Culinary Federation and it benefitted the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Center of Savannah.

It was a beautiful evening that began with passed hors d’ oeuvres and champagne and we later sat down to enjoy a 5-course truffle inspired dinner that included wine pairings. I was really excited that I had the opportunity to sit at the table with Alexa Hartenstein’s Mom, Katie McHugh Wilkin and her husband Danny Wilkin and their beautiful new born baby. Alexa suffered from a rare grade 4 brain tumor called Supratentorial Primative Neuroectodermal Tumor, or sPNET and was diagnosed in 2011. By 2014, the cancer had spread to her cerebral spinal fluid and down her spine. By early 2015 Alexa had passed away.

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This dinner was not only a tribute to her, it was also a tribute to everyone who was involved in caring for Alexa during that time. It was such a pleasure to sit next to Katie and Alexa’s doctor, Dr. J. Martin Johnston and it was also very heartwarming to hear Alexa’s dad, Andrew Hartenstein, who also helped to organize the dinner, speak to how brave and happy she was during such a difficult time. Continue reading

Chipotle Teams Up With Georgia Organics

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On Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m-10 p.m. Chipotle is asking all of Atlanta to show their support for Georgia Organics by eating at any of the 29 Atlanta-area Chipotle restaurants, as the burrito chain will donate up to $10,000 to the organization. Georgia Organics is a non-profit organization that helps Georgia families get connected to organically grown food.

Georgia Organics will also be giving out FREE swag to all attendees as well as $5 in market tokens to spend on local food, branded tote bags, and more to the first 50 guests at the Decatur Chipotle location at 198 W Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

The money raised will go towards the Georgia Organics “My Market Program” which continues to help connect local communities and their food by encouraging people to support their local farmers by shopping at their local farmers markets regularly.

I hope to see you all there!

Until next time…happy eating!! xoxo -Milla

 

Eat For Change with Chipotle for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

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In honor of National Bike Month, all of the Atlanta area Chipotle Mexican Grills are coming together to support the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. On Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m-10 p.m. Chipotle and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition are asking Atlantans to show their support for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition by eating at any of the 26 Atlanta-area Chipotle restaurants, as the burrito chain will donate up to $10,000 to the organization.

Oh if you need some swag to add to your bike, The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will also be giving out free bike swag at the Midtown Chipotle location 718 Ponce de Leon Ave Atlanta, GA 30306 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

There’s a huge bike community in Atlanta, so the money raised will go towards creating a safer, easier, and more attractive way to bicycle in the City with projects like the Atlanta Streets Alive, an open streets initiative, and the Earn a Bike program for under served youth.

Who doesn’t love a good hashtag! Join in on the action and see what others are doing by using the #Chipotle4Bikes hashtag on social media.

Until next time…happy eating! xoxo -Milla