GWCD 2017 Dinner Host

Marc Gofstein and Mark Dunaway

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 2018

Save the Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

marc gofstein and mark dunaway

Marc Gofstein and Mark Dunaway are honored to be one of the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner hosts for a third year, and are excited to be presenting another original menu created especially for this year’s event.

Preparing the entrees on the menu will be Marc, who was previously a member of the cooking teams at several restaurants in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Columbus, Wisconsin. A self-training cook, Marc specializes in the flavors of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The dessert course will be prepared by Mark, who has a wonderful baking history (he loves to bake and make desserts).

Marc and Mark are celebrating their seventh year in Columbus. They have called many places home, but are finally settled here. While both have regular, full-time jobs, they both also love to entertain and cook for friends.

While not present for the dinner, they have two wonderful dogs (their children) – Shelby and Scrappy.

BRAVO – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Una Celebracion Mexicana de Primavera… A Mexican Spring Celebration.

As prepared by Chef Marc Gofstein
Una Tradicion Bienvenida…A Welcome Tradition

Margaritas on the Rocks with Tableside Guacamole
Sauza Tres Generaciones, Fresh Lime, Agave Syrup, Grand Marnier Float.
Avocado, Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Onion, Cilantro, Fresh Lime

Primer Curso…First Course

Ceviche con Camarón y Vieira
Shrimp and Scallop Marinated with Fresh Lemon, Lime, Sweet Chiles, Onion, Cilantro
(Dry Riesling)

Segundo Curso…Second Course

Lubina Chileana en hojas de Platano con Salsa Verde, y Arroz con Cilantro
Chilean Sea Bass in Banana Leaves with a tangy Tomatillo Salsa, Cilantro Rice
(Savignon Blanc)

Tercer Curso…Third Course

Tamal con Pato y Pasa en Mole, Ensalada de Col
Duck and Raisin Tamale with Rich Mole, Refreshing Mexican Slaw

Cuarto Curso…Fourth Course

Cerdo Caribe, Frijoles Negros Borrachos
Roasted Pork and Plantain, Spice Rum and Citrus Butter Sauce, Drunken Black Beans
(Old Vine Zinfandel)

Quinto Curso…Fifth Course

Empanada de Manzana y Caramelo con Canela Crema Batida
Caramel Apple Empanada with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Specific wines will be selected by the chef immediately prior to the dinner.