Traditionally, Meals on Wheels Delaware presents a fantastic day of food and community with their Annual Celebrity Chef’s Brunch. This year, from April 18th to April 25th, they will host a weeklong hybrid celebration including virtual programming, limited dine-in seating, and takeout options! Celebrate local restaurants and support Meals on Wheels’ mission with a special menu from a guest celebrity chef, prepared by and in collaboration with local chefs and restaurants. Guests can dine-in or take out from the restaurant of their choice. Tickets to the Celebrity Chefs’ Celebration include access to a virtual program with appearances from local and guest chefs, mixologist demos and entertainment.

Event tickets include: a dine-in/takeout gourmet meal; a wine, beer or cocktail pairing; a virtual program live stream and access to a virtual auction. Purchase tickets by April 9, 2021 to guarantee a reservation. Once tickets are purchased, reach out to the restaurant of your choice (with the menu details listed below) to snag your reservation!

Virtual Program | Sunday, April 18 at 3:00pm 

To start the week’s celebration, this virtual program offers the chance to interact with local and guest celebrity chefs as well as a Sagamore Craft cocktail demo by mixologist Brian Burnett and entertainment by What the Funk.

Virtual Program Hosts 

Tim Furlong NBC 10  Tim Furlong - DE Area Reporter for NBC10 Philadelphia
Ivan Thomas DETV  Ivan Thomas - Founder of DETV


Special Menu | Sunday, April 25 from 5-9:00pm

Brent Chellew Celebrity Chef                   Alex Seidel Celebrity Chef

Local Chef - Brent Chellew                 Virtual Guest Chef Partner - Alex Seidel

La Banca                                             Mercantile Dining & Provision Fruition Restaurant

1 West Main Street                              Denver, CO

Middletown, DE 19709

(302) 464-3005          

Dine-In & Takeout Menu

Mixed Sweet Peas & Carrot Salad: heirloom carrot variations, orange-carrot vinaigrette, pea tendrils, soft herbs, sumac, sunflower seed & puffed wild grains.

Roasted Colorado Lamb Saddle: morels, asparagus, black truffle hollandaise

Strawberry & Rhubard Compote: balsamic beet meringue, yogurt sorbet, pistachio soil, toasted marshmallow

Cocktail Option 1: La Banca Manhattan Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Capano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Bitters

Cocktail Option 2: A glass of Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2017 Italy

Special Menu Available: April 23-24 | Limited Seating

Michael Di                      John Tesar Celebrity Chef

Local Chef - Michael DiBianca                   Virtual Partner – John Tesar

Ciro Food & Drink                                      Knife

321 A. Justison Street                                Dallas, TX

Wilmington, DE 19810

(302) 543-6071

Dine-In & Takeout

Three Meat B-Ball: “parmesan style” paired with a spicy marinara sauce

Steak Au Poivre: A strip loin steak coated in cracked peppercorns

Salad with Perfect Vinaigrette


Dessert: Red Wine & Mascarpone

Cocktail: Coming Soon

Special Menu Available: April 21

Antimo DiMeo Celebrity Chef                           Deb Paquett Celebrity Chef

Local Chef – Antimo DiMeo                          Virtual Partner – Deb Paquette

Bardea Food & Drink                                    Etch and etc. Restaurants

620 North Market Street

Wilmington, DE 19810

(302) 426-2069

Dine-In Only

Causa Puri: Amarillo potato, charred octopus, avocado hilbeh, cilantro, green onion, confit garlic tomato red bell essence

Lamb Barbacoa: Braised lamb, endive leaves, serrano cilantro verde, pickled golden raisins, smoked cocoa nibs, green onion, cilantro, corn tortilla dust

Pastrami Roasted Beets: Smoked apple sauce, rye hazelnut crumble, sauerkraut caramel, dijon crema, celery, pea shoots

Cocktail: Masala fog

Special Menu Available: April 21-24 | 5 – 9pm

Tom Hannum Celebrity Chef                           Michael Blackie Celebrity Chef

Local Chef – Tom Hannum                            Virtual Partner – Michael Blackie

Buckley’s Tavern                                            NeXT

5812 Kennett Pike                                          Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1S4

Centreville, DE 19807

(302) 656-9776

Dine-In Only

Smoked Haddock with double-smoked bacon chowder

Dark & Stormy Pork Belly with pepper gouda sage grits, cucumber fennel kimchi, crushed cashew

Spiced Molten Milk Chocolate Cake with peanut caramel

Cocktail: Goslings Rum Spicy Stormy

Special Menu Available: April 25 | 12pm Limited Seating

Michael Heaps Celebrity Chef                           Don Drake Celebrity Chef

Local Chef – Michael Heaps                         Virtual Partner – Don Drake

Harry’s Savoy Grill                                        Magnolias

2020 Naamans Road                                    Charleston, SC 29401

Wilmington, DE 19810

(302) 475-3000

Dine-In Only

Spinach & Frisée Salad: Pepper-crusted pork belly, compressed apples, egg, toasted pecans, Maple-Dijon vinaigrette

Shrimp & Grits: Anson Mills heirloom grits, andouille sausage, tomatoes, bell peppers, scallions, white wine butter sauce

White Lily Sweet Biscuits: Boone Hall Plantation strawberries, cream anglaise, raspberry sauce, whipped cream

Cocktail Option 1: Absolut Peppar Bloody Mary House-made bloody mary mix, pickled okra & green bean garnish

Cocktail Option 2: Classic Mimosa Dibon Cava & orange juice

Special Menu Available: April 21-24 | 6pm Limited Seating on Thursday & Friday ONLY

Susan Teiser Celebrity Chef                           Jennifer Behm Celebrity Chef

Local Chef – Susan Teiser                              Virtual Partner – Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini

Montrachet Fine Foods                                   MasterChef Season 2 Champion

5800 Kennett Pike

Centreville, DE 19807


Dine-In & Takeout

Vietnamese Spring Rolls: shrimp, banh mi sauce, fried shallot, rice noodles, radish, and cilantro mint

Stuffed Quail: chorizo & dried cherry, bourbon cherry glaze, pork belly wrap. Parsnip Puree with chimichurri & lemon edamame succotash with HG’s corn

Pot Du Creme with guava curd, lemon curd, whipped cream, candied lemon rind

Non-Alcoholic Mocktail: Centreville Mocktail with lavender simple syrup, fresh lime juice and Peychaud’s bitters. Provided pre-made, to-go. Please add ice at home, or ice and gin or vodka in a shaker and serve in a martini glass.

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