Monday, October 21, 2013

Master Chef, Ari Pugliese Prepares Community Harvest Fundraiser Sunday, October 27 in Petersham, MA

Ari Pugliese (center),
Emeril Lagasse (r) and Giada De Laurentiis (l) . 
Master Chef, Ari Pugliese Prepares Community Harvest Fundraiser
Sunday, October 27 in Petersham, MA

Citing food that is “farm fresh and exciting in many ways,” Worcester Magazine has given Ari Pugliese, chef and owner of Picasso Restaurant, five stars for his food preparation.  On Sunday, October 27, the public is invited to experience Ari's culinary magic.  Pugliese will host a Community Harvest Celebration Fundraiser with locally sourced food in the dining room of the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham.  

The fundraiser will benefit historical preservation and energy improvements for the parish's Greek Revival church on the Petersham Common.  

The evening will start off from 4:00-5:00 pm with a wine and cheese social and
Emily (l) and Jeanneane (rt)
entertainment with vocalists Jeanneane Pugliese and Emily Anderson.  Dinner will be served from 5:00-7:00 pm.  The menu includes:  Butternut squash cannelloni with a sage cream over braised fall greens, roasted beet salad with walnuts, goat cheese, shaved fennel and oranges, local baked bread, apple crisp with ice cream, coffee and tea.  

For further information and reservations, contact Sally Sennott at Tel. (978) 249-2716 or email Anne Perkins at anneperkins28@verizon.net

PHOTO CAPTION:
Barre restaurateur, Ari Pugliese, chef and owner of Picasso Restaurant and Bar, on the Common in Barre (center) with Food Network celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse (r.) and Giada De Laurentiis (l.) at Emeril’s cooking school and restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. The photo was taken as part of a photo shoot for an issue of Ladies Home Journal with renowned NYC-based photographer Troy Word. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Troy Word

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