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Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner


Thursday January 26, 2006

Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel – Boston, MA

$650 per Person. Call 781.344.4413. All proceeds support the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program.


Gala Festival of Food & Wine


Friday January 27, 2006

Four Seasons Hotel – Boston, MA

Tickets are $200 per Person. VIP Tickets are $400 per Person. Call 781.344.4413 or order on-line


The Anthony Spinazzola Foundation:
Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner
And the 21st Annual Spinazzola Gala Festival of Food & Wine

January 26 and 27, 2006

Friends of Spinazzola Grand Benefit Dinner

Benefiting the Culinary Apprenticeship Program of the Anthony Spinazzola Foundation and its quest to raise funds to aid hunger relief and culinary sponsorships, this intimate and exclusive celebration dinner, held at the elegant Aujourd’hui at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, is a food & wine epicure’s dream. In addition to feasting on an exquisite eight-course meal, prepared by internationally renowned chefs, guests sample unsurpassed wines from around the globe.

Past celebrity chefs include:
Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin, New York City
Daniel Boulud, Daniel, New York City
Thomas Keller, French Laundry, California
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago
Rocco DiSpirito, Union Pacific, New York City

Reservations are $650 per person and seating is limited to 130 people.
Please call the Foundation office at 781.344.4413 to reserve your seat.


Gala Festival of Food & Wine

Arguably one of the largest celebrations of food and wine in the nation, the Gala Festival of Food & Wine has served to promote Boston’s ever growing hospitality industry for the last two decades. Held each winter in the heart of Boston, the Gala has evolved from an intimate dinner into what the Boston Globe has called, “the mother of all food and wine celebrations around the country.”

This grand evening draws over 125 top restaurants and expert chefs from across New England, as well as 90 of the most elite wineries in the world. Additionally, the Spinazzola Pub offers guests a chance to taste the wares of the region’s best breweries.

After you’ve sampled the best that New England and the world have to offer, join us at the Viking Kitchen for the Celebrity Cook-Off, place a bid on the rare and fine wines on display in our silent auction or dance the night away in the main hall or across the street at the Seaport Hotel and the Spinazzola Nightcap. There is something for everyone at this fabulous black tie event.

Yet, this evening is much more than exquisite food and wine. For more than twenty years, the funds raised at the Gala have been given out by the Foundation through grants and scholarships that provide hunger and homelessness relief to those in need, as well as education for those who lack the funds necessary to continue on in the culinary arts. In all, the Foundation has donated more than $3 million to students and organizations throughout the Boston area.

This year’s gala marks the 21st Anniversary of this black-tie affair. Highlights include a performance by Keith Lockhart and friends, as well as, performances by local VIPS; the Viking Celebrity Chef Cook-off, and a silent auction of rare, collectible bottles of wine. Guests can choose from two after-parties including a dance club featuring the band, World Premier, and the other a Jazz Café Lounge. General admission is at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are still available at $200.00 per ticket; VIP tickets are $400 each by calling 781.344.4413 or by ordering on-line at


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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   Published: January 2006