Wednesday, October 28, 2015
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina (75 9th Ave inside Chelsea Market)
Tickets: $55 (includes one house beer, wine or specialty cocktail)
MR. GIOVANNI RANA HOSTS UNITED TASTES OF PASTA AT NYC RESTAURANT
On the evening of Wednesday, October 28, Mr. Giovanni Rana will be in NYC to celebrate National Pasta Month with the launch of a new year-long initiative: United Tastes of Pasta, a festival series that kicks off with the first-ever Piazza Pasta Party at the restaurant, Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina (75 9th Ave inside Chelsea Market; 212.370.0975; www.rananyc.com)
Gatheringsome of the country’s greatest culinary minds on the topic to showcase the universal language of pasta, the ticketed, taste-around event will highlight each visiting chef’s signature take on pasta, to benefit the Food Bank For NYC.
Mr. Giovanni Rana will welcome seven legendary culinary icons from across the U.S. to pay homage to their love of pasta, including Rana’s own Executive Chef Kevin Garcia; Mark Ladner of NYC’s Del Posto;Jody Adams of Boston’s Rialto & TRADE; Matt Accarrino of San Francisco’s SPQR; Michael Scelfo of Boston’s Alden & Harlow; Jenn Louis of Portland, Oregon’s Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern; Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier of Boston’s M.C. Spiedo. Guests can mix and mingle with the fantastic lineup of chefs and taste their ultimate pasta dish made before their eyes at each station.
Over 50 years ago, Mr. Giovanni Rana, the “patriarch of pasta,” started creating his high quality, handmade fresh pasta in Verona. Today, the family owned and run company has grown to become a household name all across Italy and throughout Europe. Giovanni Rana’s beloved brand is now available in the United States retail market and at his flagship restaurant in New York City’s Chelsea Market led by Executive Chef Kevin Garcia.
Starting on October 28 and throughout the remainder of the year, Giovanni Rana will donate 100,000 meals to the Food Bank For NYC in addition to proceeds from the Piazza Pasta Party ticket sales, to help end hunger throughout the five boroughs of Manhattan. Selected signature chef dishes will remain on the Giovanni Rana Pastificio menu until New Year’s Eve, and every time a customer orders that dish, the restaurant will donate another $1 to the Food Bank For New York City.
About Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 64 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget.
To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org. Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).