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Chefs raise awareness for National Diabetes Awareness Month

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Region’s top chefs create diabetic-friendly meals to benefit JDRF Northern Nevada

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Charlie Palmer Steak, Chef David Holman

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, some of northern Nevada’s top chefs have come together in an effort to raise awareness and funds for a cure for Type One Diabetes. Chefs from Bistro Napa at the Atlantis Casino Resort, Café at Adele’s in Carson City, Charlie Palmer Steak inside Grand Sierra Resort and Casino and Roxy at the Eldorado Resort Casino are offering up prix fixe menus suitable for those living with Type One Diabetes. The menus will be available throughout the month of November with part of the proceeds benefitting JDRF Northern Nevada. For more information visit www.jdrf.org/northernnevada.

“We couldn’t be more humbled by the overwhelming support of our local casinos and restaurants who have helped us to create this incredible initiative to educate our community and raise awareness for Type One Diabetes,” said Mary Powell, executive director of JDRF Northern Nevada. “The menus look fantastic and we look forward to seeing the community out to support this great cause.”

Chef Clayton Slief of Bistro Napa will be serving up curried cream of cauliflower soup, sautéed filet of Petrale Sole and a house-made sugar free cookies ‘n cream cheesecake. Over at Charlie Palmer Steak, Chef David Holman will be offering Tangerine and Walnut Salad, grilled chicken breasts with roasted spaghetti squash and a house-made dark chocolate pot de crème. Inside the Eldorado at Roxy, Chefs Troy Canaan and Luis Fernando Martinez are giving diners their choice of Catalan shrimp or a butter leaf lettuce salad to start, an entrée choice of a rotisserie chicken with a butternut squash puree or cedar planked salmon and, for dessert, an apple sorbet and port poached pear with frosted almonds.

JDRF Northern Nevada continues to be committed to its goal in finding a cure for diabetes and, since being founded in 1996, has raised more than $12 million for diabetes research. JDRF Northern Nevada’s outreach and fundraising efforts extend into the Lake Tahoe and Elko communities as well as the greater Reno-Carson-Susanville areas. Additional activities undertaken by the branch include coordinating grassroots efforts to lobby both Congress and the Nevada State Legislature on behalf of diabetes issues, particularly diabetes research funding and diabetes issues involving children.

Diabetic-friendly menus will be served at participating restaurants now through Sunday, Nov. 30 for $40 with $10 donated directly to JDRF Northern Nevada. For more information or for complete menus, visit www.northernnevada.jdrf.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

SOURCE: JDRF.

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