Imagine a novel fundraiser that is both a spectacle for the senses and an inspiration for entertaining in a fun, festive style. Imagine a large room filled with more than 30 lavishly decorated holiday and themed tables – some sky high and others spilling onto the ground. This is Tables Extraordinaire in a celebration of imagination.
The 11th annual Tables Extraordinaire offers something for everyone, whether it is a tour of the tablescapes, a luncheon or dinner reminiscent of a trip to the Greek Isles, an intimate coffee with a delectable dessert, or the Saturday grand finale gala dinner and silent auction.
The Saturday evening gala features butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, open bars with premium liquors, musical entertainment, and a 5-course meal prepared by renowned Orlando chefs. Guests are served at one of the spectacular tables and are invited to dress to its theme, as the majority of guests do. This year, Chef Wendy Lopez of Tapa Toro; Brio of Winter Park; Chef Al Walker of Walt Disney World; and Chef Albert Barrett of Stella’s Modern Pantry will be preparing the meals with appetizers from Puff ‘n Stuff Catering.
Last year’s tables ranged from funky, colorful ‘80s décor to sophisticated and formal black-tie settings, and everything in between – Star Trek, “Let Them Eat Cake,” Celestial Celebrations, A Little Birdie Told Me, Mardi Gras, Have An “Ice” Christmas, “Frankly My Dear…” and even Go Red for Women.
The event helps sponsor a guest room for a family at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, a home away from home for a family whose child is undergoing treatment at AdventHealth hospitals or Orlando Regional Medical Center. Additionally, proceeds will benefit the AdventHealth Transplant Institute in their effort to support the Transplant House, which is located on the campus of AdventHealth downtown Orlando, and the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Beautification Project.
Tables Extraordinaire is sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Orlando in Maitland and takes place at its Reception and Conference Center January 29 – February 1 (Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 2:30pm). Tickets are $10 (includes entry to view tables, access to silent auction items, and marketplace) with a limited number of gala tickets available for $150 each. For more information about the event and gala tickets visit Tables-Extraordinaire.com.