Greenwich Hospital – Great Chefs

Friday, March 06, 2009
Greenwich, CT

Great Chefs brought together hundreds of area food lovers—including famed restaurateur and chef Lidia Bastianich of Lidia’s Italy—for an evening of scrumptious dining and dancing to support the wellness programs offered by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital.

Residents from Connecticut and New York gathered at the Hyatt Regency Old Greenwich to sample signature dishes, desserts and wine from more than 60 restaurants, catering companies, distributors and wineries throughout the region.

A best-selling cookbook author and host of public television’s Lidia’s Italy, Bastianich was honored at the event. “I am delighted to be here tonight to support Greenwich Hospital’s efforts to keep people healthy by bringing wellness and prevention programs to the community,” she said.

Bastianich has close ties to Greenwich (home to her son, Joseph, owner of Tarry Lodge in Port Chester, NY) and to Greenwich Hospital, where some of her grandchildren were born. “It’s nice to know that my family, along with everyone who lives in Greenwich and the surrounding communities, has access to such a wonderful resource,” she said.

Proceeds from Great Chefs benefit Community Health at Greenwich Hospital, which provides free and low-cost health screenings, support groups, education programs and more to thousands of Connecticut and New York residents.

Diners enjoyed an evening of gourmet wine and food, including a delicious selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts from noted area establishments from Port Chester in New York to Greenwich, Stamford and beyond in Connecticut. Music by ETA drew revelers to the dance floor throughout the night.

Kathleen Metinko and Jan Kniffen
Erminia Motika & Lidia Bastianich
Angela Swift and Melissa Norrgard
Joe Bastianich
Michael and Aimee Sturmer
Lidia signing a book for Dennis Garan
Lidia Bastianich, Cathy Carley Spanier
Maureen and Ronald Tolkin
George & Carol Pawlush, Maura Delehanty, Frank Corvino
Deanna Bastianich, Fran Flamino & Joe Bastianich
Sophia Scarpelli and Rebecca Kirhoffer
Maria Brea, Dr. Hans Abrahams, Samantha Lawson
Kathy Carley Spanier, Maureen Tolkin, Geri McMillan
Jean Endico,Bob Elmo, Joe & Lidia Bastianich, Frank Corvino, Angelo Vivolo, Michael Tusiani
Gray Bullard, Jody Brefere Ewen, Patricia Conte
Jim Reid and Nancy Rosenthal
Jill Odice and Debi D'Alba
Tracey Utton, Jairo Calderon, Tim Farrell
Mini Nunna and Eric Gerster
Susan and Alan Randolph
Liz O'Brien, Linda LeBreton
Kim Blank, Kirsten Reynolds, Amanda Tapiero
Tracey and Nick Utton
Dr. Modestus Lee & Dr. Lai Ming Yu
Kirsten Galef and Ed Carter
Anna and Larry Simon
Donna and Brian Doran
Angela Swift, Francois Kwakudongo, Kelly Robb
Steve and Angela Swift
Gary Ashley, Tom Vaccari, Stephanie Dunn Ashley, Tracy Vaccari
Bill Wheaton and Steve Swift
Erminia Motika and Lidia Bastianich
Tracey Utton and Grace Wales
Lidia Bastianich, Tracey Utton, Angela Swift
Shereen Abedel Meguid, Patty Read, Tracey Utton and Grace Wales
Frank Corvino, Lidia Bastianich, Tracey Utton, Angela Swift
Pam Harrington, Lauren Wheaton, Melissa Norrgard, Angela Swift, Hope Polidoro & Friend