A Fabulous Evening for VIM’s Fabulous Chefs Dinner

A brisk but clear spring evening welcomed 80 guests to the VIM Berkshires Fabulous Chefs Dinner held Monday May 18th at Wheatleigh in Lenox. Wheatleigh Hotel has been described as “the most sophisticated country house hotel in America. The stately 19th century palazzo offers brilliant cuisine and flawless service in the grand European tradition.” The venue lived up to its reputation in every way – the public rooms are elegant; the service impeccable and attentive, the view spectacular. The food presentation was a work of art, and a treat for the palette. The gracious Chef, Jeffrey Thompson, and his staff made this a memorable evening.

The Fabulous Chef’s Dinner committee was headed by co-chairs Vicki Bonnington, Catherine Mandel and Lauren Hyde, supported by VIM’s Director of Development, Jeffrey Bliss. Together they orchestrated a splendid gathering – this event has become a VIM Berkshires spring tradition. Prior to the dinner, guests enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby while some ventured outdoors to take note of the waning evening and the fading view of distant mountains from the terrace lawn.

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