Bend, OR – It only April but already things are heating up down south for the upcoming annual tradition known as the Sagebrush Classic Feast. Featured at this two-day celebration will be tons of food, a chance to shake hands with celebration, and an overwhelming sense of giving as several charities benefit from your ticket purchase.
This year’s event begins Friday, July 16 on Broken Top’s Golf Course. Fifty-two foursomes will compete for prizes and bragging rights in a friendly but fierce best ball competition.
The party continues on Saturday, July 17, with the Sagebrush Classic Feast, held in the Broken Top Meadow. More than 1,000 guests will dine on small-plate samplings of cuisine that has been carefully paired with award-winning craft beers from Deschutes Brewery. Many of the restaurants represented by the celebrity chefs have months-long waiting lists for reservations, yet the Sagebrush Classic allows guests to meet the chefs personally and enjoy their gourmet creations. The unique setting is a drawing card for those who want to treat special clients or just have fun with family and friends.
The gourmet grazing is followed by dancing under the summer sky. Headlining this year's entertainment is the high energy 10-piece Seattle show band, Oncore, guaranteed to get you out on the dance floor!
Now celebrating its 22nd year, the Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic had humble beginnings. It started in 1989 when Gary Fish, Deschutes Brewery founder and president, organized a golf tournament for the pub’s customers, employees and vendors. That was followed by a barbeque in the alley behind the pub on Bond Street, and originally benefited the Deschutes Children’s Foundation. In 1994 a gourmet dinner was added that involved some of the top chefs in the country.
Today the Classic Feast showcases the culinary artistry of national and international star chefs, and has evolved into a must-attend event for chefs and party-goers alike. On the charitable side, the Sagebrush Classic has distributed more than $2 million to Deschutes County and Central Oregon charities serving children and families.
Major cash sponsors to date include Deschutes Brewery, Young's Columbia Wine Group, Fred Meyer, OSU Cascades, Smolich Motors, Starview Foundation and Wells Fargo. Major in-kind sponsors include Broken Top Club, Broken Top Community Association, Aloha Produce, The Bulletin, Combined Communications, Cutter & Buck, Food Services of America, KOHD-TV, North Advertising and Pepsi of Bend.
Detailed information and pricing for sponsorships, golf teams, tables, and tickets are listed at www.sagebrush.org or call 800-601-8123. –source, Deschutes Brewery & Sagebrush.org
This year’s line-up was recently announced with the following chefs, their restaurants and location.
- Roberto Donna
Galileo Washington, DC
- Tom Fleming
Preferred Restaurant Group Dallas, TX
- Ken Frank
La Toque Napa, CA
- Mark Kiffin
The Compound Santa Fe, NM
- Jackie Lau
Roy's of Hawaii Honolulu, HI
- Jean Pierre LeLievre
Le Henri IV Paris, France
- Gavin McMichael
Blacksmith Bend, OR
- Matt Mulder
Broken Top Club Bend, OR
- Matt Neltner
Deschutes Brewery Bend, OR
- Scott Neuman
¡Oba! Restaurante Portland, OR
- Vitaly Paley
Paley's Place Portland, OR
- Charles Phan
The Slanted Door San Francisco, CA
- Cory Schreiber
Chef/Author Portland, OR
- Michael Smith
Restaurant Michael Smith & Extra Virgin Kansas City, MO
- Greg & Mary Sonnier
Gabrielle at The Uptowner New Orleans, LA
- Johnathan Sundstrom
Lark Seattle, WA
- John Finger & Terry Sawyer
Hog Island Oysters San Francisco, CA
- Bill Marinelli
Marinelli Shellfish Bangkok, Thailand
- Nigel Viet
Intercontinental Asiana Hotel Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Maria Diem and Anna Truong
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous. But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!" For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.
Like golf? Travel to the beautiful Central Oregon golf course at Broken Top Club. Like food? Let some of the world's top chefs prepare and serve their signature dishes for you.
Come taste the victory -- followed by about 26 other courses.
A devilish golf course will test you. World class chefs will astound you. And all proceeds will benefit Central Oregon charities serving children and families.
The 2010 Deschutes Brewery Sagebrush Classic: where extraordinary golf, cuisine, and generosity meet in the Oregon High Desert.