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Symphony of Food held at Bella Sera

| Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010

Judging by the valet line that snaked its way through the parking lot of Bella Sera in Canonsburg on Friday evening, it's safe to say that the majority of foodies were eagerly awaiting the chance to envelop themselves in the sweet rhapsody of a dee-lish morsel or two (or 10) during a Symphony of Food.

"There's a reason why I'm wearing a loose fitting dress tonight," mused one connoisseur.

Chefs from eight eateries including Girasole, Bistro 19, The Pie Place and Rania's Catering whipped up a mouthwatering multicourse menu that had more than 375 dishing their way through a food lover's fantasy of antipasto appetizers, a sunflower vinaigrette salad, champagne sorbet, wild mushroom bisque, cedar plank-roasted scallops and chili-rubbed pork tenderloin filets.

Lest we forget to mention that we ended things on a (sugar) high note with the help of Key Lime and Swiss chocolate cream mini pies.

Our resolution to put the fork down can wait until 2011.

Amongst those asking for seconds in support of WOMEN of Southwestern PA were co-chairwomen Carol Gehrig (with Jim ) and Donna Nardine (with Nick ); co-prexy's Patty O'Kelly and Carolyn Yurkovich; Jan and Tom Kennedy; Steve and Stephanie Massaro; and Dr. David and Chris Mittell.

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