The 10th annual Viva Vestavia event on Nov. 1 offered a taste of Vestavia Hills restaurants’ fare and fine wines and gave those attending a chance to raise money for a deserving Vestavia Hills High School student.
Members of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted as Vestavia Hills restaurants presented their signature dishes to the community at the event, which helps fund an annual scholarship given to a Vestavia Hills High School senior by the foundation.
The event was at Hollywood Pools.
Patrons voted on the best dishes presented at Viva Vestavia this year.
The award for Best Presentation went to Klinger’s European Bakery and Cafe.
The Best Dish award was won by Mudtown Eat and Drink’s signature dish of shrimp and grits.
Other food and drink contributors at Viva Vestavia X included Bistro V, Blackwell’s Neighborhood Pub, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Contri Bros. Gift Basket, Earth Fare, Everything Iz, Ichiban, Moe’s Original Barbecue, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Mugshots Grill and Bar, Newk’s Eatery, Publix, The Olive Branch, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Rx Catering, The Ridge Eat & Drink, Sekisui, Western Supermarket, Wine Cellar and Yellow Bicycle Catering Company.
Those attending also had a chance to win several prizes, included a $1,000 gift certificate to Hollywood Pools, a Husqvarna backpack blower from Advanced Mower, a weekend stay for two at the Hilton Garden Inn-Liberty Park and a $100 gift certificate from the Fitting Touch.
Those spotted at Viva Vestavia X included Linda Allison, Robert Ajam, Cindy Anderson, Molly Anderson, Col. Penny Bailey, John and Kim Barelare, Fred Baughman, Andy and Kim Brindley, Dona Bullock, Andrew and Jamie Burke, Ben and Susie Chambliss, Jacob Chambliss, Ashley Chambliss, Agnes Chappell, John and Rhonda Cooper, Leslie Cooper, Lisa Christopher, Martha Cook, Terry and Susan Cook, Martine Craven, Rep. Paul DeMarco, Mindy and Joey Dent and Jay and Kelly Evers.
Others attending were Alan and Judge Sherri Friday, Raymond and Rosalie Gotlieb, Wes and Ann Hamiter, Jessica Henderson, John and Gina Henley, Lee Higginbotham, Steve and Janet Holcomb, Jim Hughey, Brent Irby, Mike Jackson, Wanda Jenkins, Chris and Tabitha Leech, Tracy Lemak, Russ and Jennifer Lynch, Mark and Raleigh Macoy, Jackie Matte, Dr. Scotty McCallum and Chip and Lynne McCallum.
Also enjoying the evening were Derek and Lani Meek, Robin Morgan, JoAnne Mote, Larry Mote, Steve Mote, Jason and Jenny Mote, Bryan and Jennifer Myers, Bob Odle, Steve and Karen Odle, Becky Padgett, Sarah Padgett, Linda Parker, Kirk Parker, Joe Perez, George Pierce, Sheila Piery, Kristin Reynolds and Randy and Darlene Robertson.
Also at Viva Vestavia X were Kitty Robinson, Judge Katrina Ross, Jim Sharp, Charlie Shell, Roger and Annie Steur, Paul and Shelley Sumner, Pat Thetford, Lindsay and Jason Vargas, Judge Virginia Vinson, Sen. Jabo and Marilyn Waggoner, Tim and Cynthia Whatley, Mike and Kay Wilburn, Kristina Wilburn, Ali Wilburn, R.J. and Kendall Williams, Tina Willis, David and Laura Woodruff, Katie Woodruff, Dan and Linda Kay Young and Vestavia Hills Mayor Alberto “Butch” and Diane Zaragoza.