Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kitchen tours coming up to benefit Gateway in New Haven

NEW HAVEN  — The Gateway Community College Foundation will hold two fundraising events on April 3, "an afternoon tour of five must-see kitchens in greater New Haven and an evening tapas reception with renowned cookbook author Jane Stern," according to a statement.

Net proceeds from the events will go toward supporting the needs of GCC students, the statement said.

Read more about the tour here.

The Kitchen Tour is from 12 to 5 p.m. and includes a local personality accompanying participants on a coach bus that will take them to each site, where they will learn facts about the kitchen, enjoy a beverage or local food treat, the statement said.
Each participant will also receive a program book with information about the kitchens, delicious recipes from well-known area chefs and culinary trivia,  the statement said. Tickets are $65 per person.

The Tapas Reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Delia’s, the Viking Center, 4 Laser Road, Wallingford. It will feature Jane Stern, co-author of dozens of cookbooks and best known for her “Roadfood” series and “Roadfood” column in Gourmet magazine,  the statement said.
Stern will be on hand to sign copies of her book “Two for the Road,” which will be given out free to each guest attending the reception,  the statement said.
TV journalist and author Diane Smith will emcee the event, which includes a silent auction and tapas prepared by well-respected chefs, including Arturo Franco Camacho of Suburban in Branford, Daniel Chong Jimenez of Norwich Inn & Spa in Norwich, Manuel Romero of Ibiza in New Haven and Jean Pierre Vuillermet of Union League Café in New Haven,  the statement said.
Tickets are $85 per person.

Combination tour and reception tickets are $135 per person. To make a reservation for either or both events, contact Susan Swirsky at 203-285-2617 or sswirsky@gwcc.commnet.edu.

Editor's note: All information in this poast was contributed.

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