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Fine Dining with Joy Prowse

Red endive and fennel salad with anchovy date dressing for your third course? That is what fine dining at home looks like if you are the lucky winner of a fabulous meal prepared by Joy Prowse!

No stranger to the kitchen, Prowse has been cooking since she was an 8-year-old and grew up in the family restaurant, preparing a weekly Italian smorgasbord in New Jersey. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends as well as donating dinners for good causes. So when the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club approached her to help raise money for its Teens and Marines scholarships, she happily obliged!

The Annual Scholarship Fundraiser for Teens and Marines was held in August. Following a day of golf, there was a celebratory dinner and auction at the Crossings. Joy and Stan Prowse donated a six-course dinner paired with wine for six guests – a great success, raising $1,500. All proceeds from the event benefit Carlsbad High School students and Marines who have left active service.

The donated dinner itself was a fabulous event hosted in the beautiful Aviara home of the Prowses, involving Rotarians in the preparation of the spread and as honored guests attending a night of culinary excellence. Witnessing chef Joy Prowse in the kitchen with her four sous-chefs, Alice and Joe McDermott, An Lu, Maureen Simons, and Dallas Fatseas, is savory poetry in motion! Enjoying the feast were all Hi-Noon Rotarians, Jo Ann Ross and her guests, Grant and Kathy Harvey, club members Nancy Starling and Yvonne Finocchiaro, and Yvonne’s husband Carmelo. Jeffrey Wohler of Hi-Noon provided the delicious paired wines for each course presented to guests through the evening.

Six-course menu

Crab Cakes with Avocado Sauce

Wild Mushroom Soup with Cream

Red Endive and Fennel Salad with Anchovy Date Dressing

Linguine with Shrimp, Garlic, Parsley, Lemon juice and Cream

Sicilian Grilled Swordfish with Baby Arugula

Chocolate Walnut Tart with Raspberry Sauce

Fudgy Brownies with Champagne
Assorted Wines | Coffee | Assorted Cordials