Seventeen chefs from Del Mar's finest restaurants will prepare and serve samples of their signature dishes at the 14th annual Meet the Chefs of Del Mar benefit for Casa de Amparo from 1 to 4 p.m. April 18 poolside at the Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Live music by Coastal Eddy will add more panache to the afternoon, which also features premium wines paired to complement each dish.
Tickets are $125 at www.casadeamparo.org or (760) 754-5500, ext. 28. A VIP reception ($185) from 12:15 to 1 p.m. includes a champagne and gourmet cheese tasting, valet parking, express check-in and drawings for food and wine prizes, as well as the chefs' food and wine tasting that follows.
Casa de Amparo welcomes volunteers and contributions at