By Anna Galanis
Photography: Ben Petchel
The 8th Annual Symphony of Food, hosted by WOMEN of Southwestern PA, Inc., was truly one for the books! More than 350 guests were treated to a delicious spread of offerings at Bella Sera, including hot and cold appetizers by Giant Eagle Market District Chef Ben D’Amico; a winter salad by Il Burloni Chef Rob Bernoski; Pasta Angelina by Angelo’s Restaurant Chef Jim Chambers and Owner Michael Passalacqua; filet mignon with broccolini by Jacksons Restaurant Chef Corey Baker; island jerk salmon with mango salsa, coconut black bean rice, and pineapple glaze by Mitchell’s Fish Market Chef David Indorato; and Sacher-Torte by Signature Desserts Chefs Steve and Linda Mueser. The night featured live entertainment, a variety of wines, and speakers, including Congressman Tim Murphy. Says event chair Cathy Shader, “The highlight of the evening was an acknowledgment from Rep. Tim Murphy’s office that recognized the many years of WOMEN of Southwestern PA’s service to the local community.” The funds raised at Symphony of Food benefited less fortunate women and families in Allegheny, Washington, Greene, and Fayette Counties.