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Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner

January 27, 2005

Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel
Boston, MA

$650 per person. All proceeds support the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program.


Gala Festival of Food & Wine

January 28, 2005 at 7:30 pm

Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA

$200 per person.
Call 781.344.4413
or visit


The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation:
Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner
And the 20th Annual Spinazzola Gala Festival of Food & Wine

January 27 and 28, 2005

The Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner will take place on January 27, 2005, at Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.
Each course of this decadent meal will be prepared by a different visiting celebrity chef and paired with premium wines. Participating chefs include:

Kirk Avondoglio of Perona Farms, Andover, NJ
Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill & Topolobampo, Chicago, IL
Daniel Boulud and Eric Bertoia of Daniel, New York, NY
Michael Ginor of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Great Neck, NY
Suzanne Goin of Lucques, West Hollywood, CA
Lee Hefter of Spago, Beverly Hills, CA
Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, New York, NY
Norman Van Aken of NORMAN'S, Coral Gables, FL

Tickets are $650 and all proceeds support the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program.

The 20th Annual Spinazzola Gala Festival of Food & Wine will take place the following night on Friday, January 28 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This year’s gala marks the 20th anniversary of this black-tie benefit, featuring food and wine from over 120 participating restaurants and 90 international vintners. Highlights include an evening performance by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, the Viking Celebrity Chef Cook-Off, and a silent auction of collectible bottles of wine. Gala participants can choose from two after-parties – one a dance club with the band World Premier, and the other a Jazz Café Lounge sponsored by Starbucks coffee.

This year’s recipient at Gala of the Classic Citizen Award is Bill Shore, Founder of Share Our Strength (SOS), a leading national hunger relief organization. The award is presented to an individual in the hospitality industry who “has demonstrated, either personally or through professional philosophy, outstanding charitable service to the community.” The recipient of this award best reflects the passion and dedication of Anthony Spinazzola exhibited in his pursuit of perfection toward all aspects of food and wine as well as his commitment to education and the support of those less fortunate in our society.

Tickets are $200 and can be obtained by calling 781.344.4413 or visiting

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About the Spinazzola Foundation
The funds raised support the Foundation’s mission of “feeding hungry bodies and minds” through grants to hunger-relief agencies, programs for the homeless, and culinary scholarships. The Foundation was founded in 1992 in honor of Anthony Spinazzola, the respected Boston Globe food and wine writer. Its work is distinguished by its flexible approach in addressing community needs, and the Foundation is proud of its commitment to reinvest funds in the community. For each dollar raised, $.88 goes directly to support its programs, keeping administrative and operating costs at only 12%.



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Related Links:
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  • ...Published: January 2005

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