Members of OC’s culinary community have recently lost one of their own and are coming together to host a benefit dinner in remembrance of one of its most prolific food writers and supporters of the local food scene, Fifi Chao. Break of Dawn in Laguna Hills will host this dinner, FIFI’S BEST, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 30th. The restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch, will host 66 guests for this special 8-course pop-up dinner for $200 per guest with 100% of the ticket price donated to Fifi’s husband, Patrick, and his family.
Break of Dawn Chef/Owner Dee Nguyen will be joined by the following local OC Chefs:
Greg Daniels, Haven Gastropub
Yvon Goetz, The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Joel Harrington, Lido Bottle Works
Dean Kim, OC Baking Company
Amar Santana, VACA
Rainer Schwarz, Hendrix/Driftwood Kitchen
Tarit Tanjasiri, Crema Artisan Bakers
“Fifi was the center of our OC culinary universe - there isn’t another person with a more thorough understanding and appreciation of the local food scene," explained Chef Nguyen. "We want to show her family the same support she always showed to us.”
The FIFI’S BEST pop-up dinner is limited to 66 guests and tickets are being sold for $200 per seat. Those interested in attending can email Chef Dee Nguyen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Sysco Foods for their product donation for this dinner.