The University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health’s 11th Annual Public Health Heroes Awards Ceremony at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
This year’s Public Heath Heroes Awards Ceremony was held in the Forum at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 23rd. Over 400 guests attended a reception in the Foyer overlooking the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco. Following the reception guests moved to The Forum for a seated dinner and the awards ceremony. One of the highlight Awards this year was the National Hero Award, presented to Dr. Dean Ornish by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Passed Hors D’ouvres
Fresh Spring Rolls with Thai dip
Spice Crusted Shrimp with cumin, fennel and coriander with tamarind dip
Cinnamon Roasted Duck Breast with carrot-ginger purée on wonton crisp
Wild Arugula, Endive and Butter Lettuce
shaved truffled pecorino, orange-red vinaigrette
Halibut Roasted with Provencal Herbs
saffron broth with manila clams, garlic braised cannellini beans, herb crisp and arugula pesto
“Socca” with Spring Vegetable Ragout
chickpea crepes with baby artichokes, fava beans, asparagus and chanterelles, pea purée and nicoise olives artisan breads, house-made breadsticks and flatbreads with sweet butter
Lemon Blueberry Spring Pudding
lemon sponge cake with lemon syrup, lemon pastry cream and blueberries organic coffees and numi flowering teas served with miniature after dinner sweets