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Hamptons Organization Hosting Pre-Valentine Foodie Benefit In Southampton

Nicole Barylski

Love Bites is being held in the loving memory of the Foundation's dear friend, Annette Heller, who after more than twenty years of battling breast cancer, passed away in April of 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

The Ellen Hermanson Foundation (EHF) and The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital are hosting Love Bites, a Pre-Valentine multi chef event featuring the "Best Restaurants/Caterers/Private Chefs of the Hamptons" at Seasons of Southampton on Saturday, January 31st from 6:30 to 10 p.m. "With all the fabulous participants, this should be THE social event of the winter season," noted Cathy S. Tweedy, Love Bites co-chair. The evening will honor Dr. James Brady for his pro bono reconstructive surgery on breast cancer patients. Ann Ciardullo and Cathy S. Tweedy, both of whom are on the Board of the EHF, will serve as the Love Bites co-chairs with the talented Chef Peter Ambrose as the event's chef chairman.

As attendees take a culinary tour of the East End, they'll enjoy music by Allen Dalton Production's Bob Kelly and drinks featuring Chopin Vodka, Ubons Bloody Mary Mix, Pampelonne, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Niche W&S Import Co, Hampton Coffee Company and Dona Sarita Mezcal. Supporters should make sure to check out the amazing items showcased in Silent Auction, which was coordinated by Marla Schwenk.

Guests are encouraged to dress with a "flash of red" for the event, which will include dishes from Tim Burke, 230 Elm; Cheryl Stair, Art of Eating; Chris Arlotta & Mario Pecoraro, Arlotta Food Studio; Ambrosio Merlos, Backbar Grille; Sam McCleland, Bell & Anchor; Jillian Renna, Candied Anchor; Michael Cavaniola, Cavaniola's Cheese; Michael Johnson, Cowfish; Rob Janesh, Creative Appetite; Dina Tsiorvas, Dina's Delights; Peter Ambrose, Endless Summer Catering; Alissa Beth Cohen, Edible Encores; Erica Kalick, Erica's Rugelach & Baking Company; Todd Jacobs, Fresh Hamptons; Keith Davis, Golden Pear Cafes; Damien O'Donnell, Harbor Bistro; Joe Cipro, Private Chef; Matt Ketchum, Ketchum Seafarm Oyster Bar; Bob Abrams, Little Red; Randy Riess, Lobster Grille; Joe Realmuto, Nick and Toni's (Honest Man Restaurant Group); Kevin Penner, North Fork Foods; James Carpenter, Page at 63 Main; Craig Young, Rumba; Paul Labue, Seafood Shop; Jeanine Burge & David Gaviola, Silver Spoon Specialties; Scott Kampf, Southampton Social Club; Erin B. Finley & David Blydenburgh, Sydney's "Taylor" Made Cuisine; and Gary Lattanzio, Tully's Seafood Market and Cafe.

Love Bites is being held in loving memory of the Foundation's dear friend, Annette Heller, who after more than twenty years of battling breast cancer passed away in April of 2014.

Tickets are $125 to $1,000 and $60 for attendees 25 years old and under.

Seasons of Southampton is located at 15 Prospect Street in Southampton. For more information, call 631-725-2023 or visit www.ellensrun.org.

Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski

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