While 3 Wishes event organizers recently announced that tickets are sold out for the event of the year, Mary and Norman Love are donating two seats to the Nov. 8 fundraiser that will benefit three local charities.
The $25 chance drawing includes much more than two tickets valued at $1,000 to the event. The prize package also includes a 15-piece box of Norman Love Confections monthly for a year ($725 value), plus an invitation to attend the exclusive (and priceless) VIP day-after reception with the visiting pastry chefs from the Food Network and Bravo at the home of Norman Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Only 1,000 tickets are available (need not be present to win; see ticket for rules). Drawing will take place Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers. Cash or check only.
The 3 Wishes event will feature a progressive dinner at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center where guests move through the Marketplace, to the Sultan’s Palace and then complete the evening in the Cave of Wonders. While in the Marketplace, guests will enjoy belly dancers, appetizers with a Moroccan flair, a signature drink and fire dancers. For dinner, diners will be lead to the Sultan’s Palace for a three-course meal followed by a live auction. To conclude the evening, guests will gather in the Cave of Wonders for exquisite desserts.
Assisting Love and his pastry chefs from Norman Love Confections with the evening’s desserts are Florian Bellanger, Mad-Mac, New York City, and Food Network Cupcake Wars judge; Keegan Gerhard, D Bar Desserts, Denver, and Food Network Challenge series host; and Johnny Iuzzini, Sugar Fueled Inc., Brooklyn, and Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts head judge.
“Mary and I are fully committed to raising funds for these three children’s charities,” said Love. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend an extravagant evening and spend time with celebrity chefs in our home.”