EmEril lagassE Foundation raisEs morE than $800,000 at sEcond linE, VinE & dinE Fishing tournamEnt
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation raised more than $800,000 during its second Line, Vine & Dine fishing tournament, held February 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds benefited the Emeril Lagasse Foundation in support of the Arc Broward culinary institute and the Dan Marino Foundation, both of which aim to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and other challenges. HMY Yachts and Viking Yachts sponsored the sporting and culinary event, in which 16 teams caught 44 sailfish. At the final evening’s Seafood Cook-off, Emeril Lagasse and guest chefs Sean Brasel, Clay Conley, Angelo Elia, Cindy Hutson, Greg McGowan, Habteab Hamde, Chad Johnson and Jose Mendin prepared seafood dishes paired with wine from Napa and Sonoma counties in California. Tournament awards, a silent and live auction, as well as a performance by Donavon Frankenreiter highlighted the evening.
Fishing teams head out of Port Everglades at first light. Stuart Bryan, Noah McMahon. Emeril and Alden Lagasse; Wing Lam, Dan Kosta, Mark McWilliams, Suzanne Pride-Bryan, Brian Kish, Chef Greg McGowan’s corvina crudo dish at the Vine & Dine seafood cook-off; Fishing team
Chef David Slater and an Arc Broward culinary student prepare dishes for the Seafood Cook- off; Performing artist Donovan Frankenreiter, with special guest Emeril Lagasse sitting in on percussion; Dimitri and Iske Kjos, Donavon Frankenreiter, Tawny and Andrew Matlaf; The wahoo were running strong on the opening day of the fishing tournament.
team Miss Britt; Fishing Rick Burgess, Drew and Theresa Harrell; Carroll and Molly Smith, Jim Clendenen; Warren Sapp, Adam Craun and fishing team Joe and Pam Balla, Duff Goldman; Fishing teams sprint to open water on the second day of the fishing tournament; Stuart Bryan, Suzanne Pride-Bryan, Noah and Debbie McMahon.