Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association turned their focus to fine cuisine and merriment on November 9th at the Barn at Historic Penn Farm with their fundraiser “Servin’ Up a Winner!”
Stone Balloon Ale House Executive Chef Robbie Jester, who “Beat Bobby Flay” on the Food Network in July, provided about 130 guests a cooking demonstration of his award-winning shrimp scampi over pasta, and the restaurant also offered up mouthwatering appetizers and food stations with nibbles like maple bacon bourbon-glazed chicken sliders topped with brussels sprouts slaw, pulled short rib on a homemade potato crisp, a fall bruschetta, and a harvest salad with roasted vegetables.
The beautiful rustic barn at Penn Farm is managed by the non-profit group Delaware Greenways and was recently restored to serve as a wedding and special event venue. The barn looked incredible with lots of fall decor, string lights and illuminated petrified trees that were tied to a few support beams.
Singer-songwriter Rachel Schain performed songs from her new EP “Enough” as well as popular cover songs for guests. And members of the Servin’ host committee who helped generate lots of buzz about the fundraiser introduced many of their friends for the first time to the Rodney Street organization.
RSTTA, which fosters a lifelong love of tennis and learning with a focus on reaching underserved children and youth, has had a successful spring fundraiser for many years. The new fall fundraiser was designed to offer something fresh at a n attractive venue that was unfamiliar to many and to introduce the tennis and tutoring non-profit to a broader section of the community.
The date of the “Rodney Street” Spring Benefit was announced at the Penn Farm Dinner: Friday May 5th, 2017.
Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association would like to thank photographer Kelli Wilke for taking photos throughout the evening.