Public Health Heroes Awards

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.

dsc00262.jpgThis 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.

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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
 
dsc00263.jpgFirst Course
Wild Arugula, Endive and Butter Lettuce
shaved truffled pecorino, orange-red vinaigrette

Entrée
Halibut Roasted with Provencal Herbs
saffron broth with manila clams, garlic braised cannellini beans, herb crisp and arugula pesto

dsc00264.jpgVegetarian Option
“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

Dessert
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

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