Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Director of Communications
(401) 831-7700 x101
RI Red Cross holding Great Chefs of RI event
On Monday, March 1, 2004, the American Red Cross of Rhode Island will kick off Red Cross Month by
hosting "Great Chefs of Rhode Island" at the Roger Williams Park Casino. This event, which runs from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, will feature signature dishes from over a dozen notable RI chefs. Guests will also be
able to take part in beer and wine sampling, as well as learn about wine pairing. Proceeds from this event will benefit American Red Cross of Rhode Island Disaster Services.
Gene Valicenti of NBC 10 will host the event and will take part in several cooking
demonstrations performed by Chef Frank Terranova of Johnson & Wales University and "Cooking with Class" on NBC 10. Nick, Ron and Peter Cardi of Cardi's Furniture
will be special guest hosts for the evening.
Participating restaurants and chefs are: Pane E Vino, Pot Au Feu, Bella Restaurant
& Banquet, Castle Hill Inn & Resort, Chefs Association of RI (CARI), Camille's, Greenwich Bay Bar & Grill, LaMoia Tapas Bar, Naissance, Nick's on Broadway,
Caspita!, CAV and Constantino's Ristorante Café. Restaurant gift certificates and wine baskets will be raffled off at the event.
Campus Fine Wines, Spirits & Beers and Newport Vineyards will offer beer and wine
sampling as well as wine pairing. Dunkin Donuts and Sam's Club are providing coffee and soft drinks. Support services are being provided by Michael J. Macioci, Director
of Culinary Arts Programs at The Genesis Center.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.riredcross.org or by calling (401)
831-7700. Tickets are limited so call today! Proceeds benefit American Red Cross of Rhode Island Disaster Services.
The Red Cross of Rhode Island typically spends $1,000 per family of four that it assists. All Red Cross assistance is free,
thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on private donations to provide emergency assistance to Rhode Islanders in crisis.
Visit www.riredcross.org for more information and to find out how you can help.