Caramelized White Chocolate Pistachio Brownie with Strawberry Balsamic Swirl and the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners’ Gala Fundraiser

Caramelized White Chocolate Pistachio Brownie with Strawberry Balsamic Swirl and the Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners’ Gala Fundraiser

Let’s talk inspiration. Like what inspired me to come up a variation of a white chocolate brownie with these Caramelized White Chocolate Pistachio Brownie with Strawberry Balsamic Swirl . I go to a lot of food events, but the single one that I look forward to every year is the * Meals on Wheels Star Chefs and Vintners Gala * . I’ve been supporting it for 8 or 9 years now and I’ve seen it grow from a smaller intimate black tie event to the brilliantly fantastic extravaganza that out does itself each year. Of course, Gala Chef Chair Nancy Oakes of Boulevard is largely responsible (along with the stellar staff of Meals on Wheels) rounding up a group of top-notch chefs and top shelf wineries to support the San Francisco Meals on Wheels . As usual, AJ and I ate ourselves silly, but the event always inspires me in so many ways. Case in point, if I hadn’t had a chance to taste all the decadent desserts at the Gala, I probably wouldn’t have created these brownies  you see above. That said, AJ and I, didn’t just eat the entire time we were at the Gala. We (obviously) took photos and notes about all the food we tried. But we also shot some video as well! Most guests don’t realize the massive undertaking of making meals for such a large group of people, all on location, away from their restaurant kitchen. Here’s a sneak peak video of the behind the scenes of the Meals on Wheel’s Star Chefs and Vintner’s Gala event. ( Jump directly to the recipe. )

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