Join PBS Chef Lidia Bastianich and WNPR’s Faith Middleton for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Foodie Experience, “An Afternoon with Lidia”

Release Date: 04/19/2013

 Join PBS Chef Lidia Bastianich and WNPR’s Faith Middleton for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Foodie Experience,An Afternoon with Lidia” 

Sunday, May 19 at Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern in Simsbury, Conn. at

2:15 p.m., 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. depending on the type of event tickets purchased;

Tickets available at CPBN.org, keyword: Lidia

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (April 16, 2013) – Join PBS chef Lidia Bastianich and WNPR’s own Faith Middleton and for a once-in-a-lifetime foodie experience, “An Afternoon with Lidia,” at Millwright’s Restaurant and Tavern in Simsbury, Conn. on Sunday, May 19.  

 

This exclusive CPTV/WNPR fundraising event will be an unparalleled afternoon spent at a historic, renovated gristmill replete with New England charm. Millwright’s recently received a glowing review from the New York Times who said that the restaurant’s cuisine “both dazzles and delights; sophisticated enough to impress, [yet] simple enough to make you feel at home.”

 

Guests will enjoy an extraordinary afternoon of fine food and wines as they soak up the splendor of the venue. A fantastic menu, served family-style, has been selected and designed by Lidia Bastianich, using her latest cookbook Lidia’s Favorite Recipes. James Beard Award-winning chef Tyler Anderson of Millwright’s is collaborating with Lidia on the menu. Frederick Wildman & Sons will provide the afternoon’s pairings of fine wines.

 

The General Event ticket is $250 per person, allowing entry into the event at 3:30 p.m. The package includes dinner, wine pairings and a signed copy of Lidia Bastianich’s new cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.  The VIP Event ticket is $400 per person with entry into the event at 3 p.m. This package includes admission to the pre-event Champagne toast, dinner, wine pairings and a signed copy of Lidia Bastianich’s new cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes.


The Ultimate Foodie Experience ticket is $500 per person with entry at 2:15 p.m. This package includes an exclusive photo opportunity with Lidia; a personalized copy of her new cookbook, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes; and admission to the pre-event champagne toast, dinner and wine pairings.

 

All tickets can be purchased at CPBN.org, keyword: Lidia.  

 

Faith Middleton is the host of WNPR’s The Faith Middleton Show, a two-time Peabody Award-winning show widely recognized for fostering insightful, thought-provoking conversation. Middleton offers her listeners some of the world’s most fascinating people and subjects, including her weekly “Food Schmooze” shows. Lori Mack and Jonathan McNicol produce the program, which has been inducted into the Connecticut Magazine Hall of Fame as “Best Local Talk Show.” In 2012, Faith Middleton was inducted into the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to broadcasting over the past thirty years. 

 

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. CPBN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 260,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit cpbn.org.

 

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