Local Chefs Host Fine Food Event to Fight Kids' Obesity

CTbites Team

Calling all foodies. Don't miss "Fine Food for A Cause," a unique event featuring more than a dozen Fairfield County chefs who have stepped up to raise awareness and funds to fight local childhood obesity. Proceeds from the event will help fund a multi-purpose teaching kitchen at the Stamford YMCA, which will be used to deliver cooking skills and nutritional education to underserved local kids and families. 

This fundraising event will be held on Monday, January 30th, and will be emceed by Scott Wapner of CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report.”  The star studded line up continues as "Fine Food for A Cause," honors well-known restaurateur Joseph Bastianich and 2011 Miss America Teresa Scanlan. 

Before you decide..check out the feast of signature small plates from the following homegrown chefs:

Napa: Arancini with black truffle and epoisse cheese, Lamb belly with black garlic radishes and herbs

Columbus Park: Pancetta & chestnut filled ravioli served with a fontina fondu sauce; 24 month parmigiano cheese wheel with aged balsamic vinegar 

Da Pietro's: Prima Vera Risotto and Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower soup

Tarry Lodge: Cotechino with Lentils

Match: Cola & Lemon-Lime Soda Braised Pork Shank Ragu w/ Rice Cake and Shrimp Cocktail Ceviche

Sweet Lisa's: (Dessert) Assorted specialty Baked Goods

Strada 18 

Karla Sorrentino: Cured hamachi, blood orange, marcona almond, radish; Pork rillette, toasted baguette, dijon, cornichon

David's Soundview Catering: Main Lobster Roll with David's Seafood Chowder; Herb Crusted Filet Mignon w/ Gorgonzola stuffed Portobello

Mortons: Tuna tartar canapes, Iceberg wedge bites 

Sushi Village: SUSHI

Barcelona: "Chorizo & Figs,  Potato Tortilla  w/Chive Sour Cream, Forte Gelato Chocolate Gelato


Fine Food for a Cause will take place at 203 Studios, which is located at 112 Southfield Avenue in Stamford. The event, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., includes the opportunity to participate in silent and live auctions.

The cost is $150 per person for general tickets and $250 per person for “Angel” VIP Access, with corporate sponsorships still available. For more information and reservations, visit www.stamfordymca.org/finefood or contact Katrina Dorsey at the Stamford Family YMCA at (203) 357-7000, extension 129.  Details are also available via the Fine Food for a Cause Facebook profile.

About the Stamford Family YMCA

The Stamford Family YMCA is a 146-year-old charity committed to serving the local community through programs focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y works to identify social and health issues, such as childhood obesity, and provides solutions through results-oriented programming such as the KIDS’ FANS program delivered in partnership with Stamford Hospital. The Stamford Family YMCA strives to not turn people away for inability to pay and operates thanks to the generosity of members, donors and corporate partners.