The Gabby Guy can’t get enough of the best. Here’s Part II on The Best of Delaware Party, plus rocking for Parkinson’s and some special Delebrity Dish.
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More of the Best
As you read last month, Miss Delaware Kayla Martell certainly got plenty of attention at the annual Best of Delaware Party at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, but there was another highly polished stunner getting star attention, too: a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300W sedan.
The car was donated by the very generous i.g. Burton dealership of Milford. With a limit of 400 raffle tickets sold at $100 each, chances were good for the players. All proceeds of the raffle, like all proceeds for the party itself, benefit several worthy nonprofits, including the Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware.
The lucky winner: Scott Baeder of Smyrna. Mr. Baeder was driving home when the drawing was made and his name announced toward the end of the party. When i.g. Burton owner Charlie Burton raised him on his cell phone, Scott said, “I’m turning around.” Congratulations, Scott.
Of all the delicious food at the party, we’ve already raved about the red snapper ceviche from Harry’s Seafood Grille, served by Holly Rybinski and manager Jamie Mullen. We haven’t yet raved about the turf near that surf: a garlicky rare prime rib crostini served by chef John Constantinou, owner of Walter’s Steakhouse. It was outrageous.
We enjoyed meeting Ana Valdez, Tina Cianfaro and Elizabeth Drysdale, three PYTs in tees from Sweet Lucy’s and summer tans. We also met fearsome threesome Natalia Ovive, Lauren Hanna and Laine Tunnell next door to Gianmarco Martuscelli’s Chesapeake Inn table at La Casa Pasta—also owned by the Martuscelli family. Why pasta, girls? Natalia: “ I have a husband to land, so I can serve this and tell him it’s homemade, ’cuz it is—just not by me.” Lauren: “Husband, boyfriend, significant other—this ziti pomodoro will get ’em.” Laine: “None for me thanks. I’m detoxing. Well, OK but just a bite.” Two bites later, “The detox is officially on hold.”
And that pretty much describes all the food at the Best of Delaware Party. Do we really have to wait another year for the next one?
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