Saturday night I attended an event called “Gourmet Theatre”, an annual fund raising event for Actor’s Theatre in Phoenix. It’s a very unique event where restaurants all over the city prepare a very special dinner for a table of 8. Participants meet at one location for the cocktail hour with some entertainment and a silent auction. Then they learn what restaurant they will be dining at and they head out for a gourmet feast. The restaurant I dined at is Durant’s, a well know, 55-year old landmark in mid-town Phoenix. Above you see the fourth course for this fabulous meal, pepper crusted filet of beef, wilted Swiss Chard, and lobster mashed potatoes topped with cognac cream. It was a delightful meal shared with good friends.