One Big Night, One Big Cause: Feasting Italian Style for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

23 Feb

Rizzuto's is one of four restaurants helping to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Connecticut is gearing up for Big Night, where four awesome Italian spots in Stamford have special dinners to help benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This Grande Notte is going down Tuesday, 3/6/2012 at Columbus Park, Bar Rosso, Rizzuto’s, and Sunny & Frankie’s.  While each meal and cost might be different, all of them will focus on the theme of an Italian feast.  This special event was brought together by New England Culinary Group’s Gene D’Agostino who also comes from Stamford.  He is also a nominee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the year.  Here are the details from a press release:

Columbus Park Trattoria – (OmNomy 2011 co-winner for Best Italian)

Chef Michael Marchetti will feature an exciting evening of fine food and wines. Broadway star of “Company,” Kristin Huffman, will provide her musical stylings and there will be an appearance by Miss Connecticut 2011 Morgan Amarone.

$100.00 pp, all inclusive – 50% donated to LLS

7 PM.  Reservations – 203-967-9191

Bar Rosso 

Join Sommelier Eileen Kardos and Chef Sergio Reyes for a wine dinner based on the Veneto and Piedmont regions.  Learn about the region’s wine making techniques and climate and how they influence the wine style.

$65 pp, all inclusive, 20% donated to LLS.

7 PM. Reservations – 203-388-8640


Stamford’s newest destination for great Italian food and fun will present 4-course wine dinner featuring Rizzuto’s rustic Italian fare paired with wines that are some of Bill Rizzuto’s favorites.

$50 pp, plus tax/tip – 20% donated to LLS.

7 PM. Reservations – 203-324-5900

Sunny & Frankie’s

This neighborhood café will feature classic Italian dishes and offer and open bar.

$45.00 pp, all inclusive – 20% donated to LLS.

7 PM. Reservations – 203-252-2169.

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5 Responses to “One Big Night, One Big Cause: Feasting Italian Style for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”

  1. whitemist February 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    we went Sunday night to one Italian Restaurant off the beaten path (Villa Italia near Clark’s Hill) and were very disappointed. I have been pleased with the ones that are listed.


    • Dan Del Ferraro February 24, 2012 at 7:15 am #

      We’ve only had Villa Italia through delivery and what we had was very good. I think it’s only been pizza and a few pasta dishes. What was disappointing about the food?


      • whitemist February 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

        i have eaten there before ( i think i had pizza which was good). It was not terrible – for instance a special appitizer was great (peppers roasted and stuffed), but i had a veal dish with a side of pasta and all tho the pasta was cooked okay, the sauce on it tasted like straigh out of a can with no seasoning whatso ever, The val was a substitued for what i wanted and just was not good. A chicken Scarpiella had no heat. The Fettecini alfreado was very good and a seafood special was also good. I can not forgive the sauce tho….


        • Dan Del Ferraro February 25, 2012 at 7:28 am #

          The sauce is key in an Italian spot, you’re right. :-) You want to be able to get that homemade taste… at least the other stuff you had was decent.



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