Monday, April 20, 2009

Fundraiser for Abruzzo earthquake victims -- Tues & Wed

Buongiorno, buongiorno!

Just a repeat from last week: there are two fundraisers in Atlanta this week for victims of the earthquake in Abruzzo. The details are below -- I think I will be going to Fritti in Inman Park tomorrow to help out the earthquake victims and see how the new pizzaiolo from Naples stacks up!

(Verbiage courtesy of the CIANCIA newsletter)

1. U RESTAURANT GROUP BENEFIT FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Please join us in the effort to raise funds for the people affected by the earthquake. On Tuesday, April 21st, U Restaurants will host the Dine Out for Earthquake Relief.

This is a great pledge of Riccardo Ullio, as all profits from dinner at Sotto Sotto, Fritti, Cuerno and Beleza will go to provide relief for the victims through the International Red Cross. In order to raise additional funds, U Restaurants will hold a raffle featuring an array of great prizes, worth over $4500, from U Restaurants and other local retailers. Raffle tickets can be purchased at all U Restaurants and will be available at Tuesday’s Ciancia meeting.

Here is a list of the prizes so far:

*5-course wine dinner for four at Shaun’s restaurant Value $400
*Saturday night entry for 8, VIP table reservation and bottle service at The Mark Ultralounge Value $ 500
*Happy-hour tapas and sangria party for 30 people at Cuerno restaurant Value $1500
*Five course wine dinner for 8 at Sotto Sotto restaurant Value $800
*Five course wine dinner for four at Rathbun’s restaurant Value $400
*Six course tasting menu with wine pairings for two at Restaurant Eugene Value $220
*VIP entry for 10, table and bottle service at Tongue and Groove Nightclub Value $500
*Three hour limo ride from all executive limo service Value $ 250
*Headshot by celebrity photographer Lou Freeman Value $350
*Five course tasting menu with wine pairings for two at Aria Value $250

Date: Tuesday, April 21st
Time: Lunch and Dinner
Location: U Restaurants

2. CIANCIA, ITALIAN MEETUP AND BRETT HOLTZCLAW FUNDRAISER FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AT VARASANO’S PIZZERIA

Varasano's Pizzeria, in conjunction with Brett Holtzclaw, Italian Meetup, and CIANCIA, is hosting a night of fantastic food and drink, to support our Italian community and their families back in the homeland.

We invite Atlanta to come out and party with a purpose. 10% of proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross International Response Fund, earmarked for the Italian Earthquake, to provide relief for those affected by this disaster. Additional donations are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Varasano's Pizzeria - 2171 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

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