— the only soup kitchen serving lower Fairfield County — invites the community to attend its holiday season fundraising event: “ Harvest Table ... Sharing Abundance With Those in Need.”
The Harvest Marketplace will simultaneously showcase food sampling and holiday entertaining tips as well as raise awareness of those who are in need.
The event takes place Nov. 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 1620 Newfield Ave., Stamford.
Throughout the event, chefs and hospitality providers will be on hand to provide food samplings and ideas for seasonal entertaining. Additionally, a silent auction and raffle will allow guests to get a head start on their holiday shopping.
During this fundraiser:
Chef Jodi Berhard from will demonstrate her own spin on Thanksgiving classics.
Gretchen Thomas, Barcelona wine and spirits director, will share her expertise on creating holiday cocktails.
Chef Lynn Saathoff from will prepare tamales with a holiday theme.
Margaret Sapir from Wave Hill Breads will showcase a wide array of her artisan-bakery offerings.
Sally Maraventano from Cucina Casalinga will prepare innovative appetizers for the holidays.
Hally Ball from Nestle Waters North America will showcase Perrier Mixoloy recipes of cocktails created in France, as well as provide tastings of San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna, Perrier, Aranciata and Limonata
Dana Correia from Douro in Greenwich will prepare Portugese fish and meat cuisine to be served as holiday fare.
Jim Ferraro of will demonstrate techniques for creative and affordable holiday arrangements.
Fran Mercede of Sweet Ending Bakery will share tips for holiday icings and decorations for mouth-watering desserts
Pottery Barn will exhibit table décor for setting a beautiful holiday table and provide tips for creating an unforgettable Thanksgiving.
The event will feature a presentation by Linda Kavanagh, founder of The New England Culinary Group. In her presentation, titled “A Chef’s Journey: From Pesto to Purpose,” Kavanagh will share lessons garnered during her decades spent in the food and hospitality industry as a chef, catering director, and writer.
She has earned numerous awards for her writing, including The North American Travel Journalists Association Award of Excellence.
Admission to this event is $50 per person and the donation of one nonperishable food item to help stock the shelves of the New Covenant House Food Pantry.
New Covenant House of Hospitality has been serving two hot meals per day to 450 families and individuals since 1978. In the past 12 months, NCH has served more than 500,000 meals.
Proceeds from the luncheon will help feed the hungry in our community who arrive at the door of New Covenant House 365 days a year.
For reservations, please send your check made payable to New Covenant House to: Betsy Lopez, Program Coordinator, 90 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06904, phone (203) 964-8228.