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Dublin Rotary hosting 'Top Chef' charity tomorrow

Annual event to be held in expanded Mercedes Benz showroom in Pleasanton

The Rotary Club of Dublin will host its popular "Top Chef" charity event again this year from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Mercedes Benz Dealership in Pleasanton.

The annual event draws more than 300 people to sample wine and food from the Tri-Valley. The region's top wineries and breweries team with local restaurants and chefs to create exciting food and drink pairings.

Wineries taking part in this year's event include Singing Wine Maker, Bent Creek, Bodegas Aguirre, McGrail, Rodrigue Molyneaux, Pat Paulsen Vineyards, Thomas Coyne, Garre, Ehrenberg Cellars and Nottingham.

Restaurants and chefs participating include Coco Cabana, Chef Kerry, Elephant Bar, Garre Cafe, Handles, Eddie Papas, A Tasteful Affair, Posada and Stacey's Cafe.

Breweries taking part will be Eight Bridges, Working Man, Altamont Beer Works and Jack's Brewery. Cinful Delight and Nothing Bundt Cakes also will have their bakery goods at the event.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Top Chef website, www.topchefdublinrotary.org/ or from members of the Dublin Rotary Club. Single ticket prices are $45 per person or $350 for table of eight.

In addition to the food and wine pairings, local breweries and dessert companies will be sampling throughout the evening. Musical entertainment will be provided by Better Days, a local classic and alternative rock cover band. A silent and live auctions also will be held.

Funds raised from this event will benefit Hope Hospice and the Dublin Rotary Club.

Sponsors for this year's event include Mercedes Benz of Pleasanton, El Monte RV, and California Custom Carpets.

The Rotary Club of Dublin was named 2013 Organization of the Year by the City of Dublin. It was chartered in 1971, and includes local businessmen and women and professionals as members.

The club is part of Rotary District 5170, which is comprised of more than 53 clubs and 4,000 members in the East Bay and South Bay areas.

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