Sunset Soiree -- 09/24/09

Every year the Friends of the Narragansett Towers holds a fund-raising "Taste of The Towers" event (here's an example) where various caterers provide samples of some of their signature dishes. This is a very popular event. The Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm, however, has never followed suit... until now.

One of the key managers from the Pinelli Marra Group (who started with one restaurant less than twelve years ago and have grown to seven restaurants and a catering business) was discussing this earlier this summer with Shirley, our friend who is the manager at the Bungalow. He offered to take on responsibility for rounding up some caterers to join him in providing tastings of their popular dishes. The result -- last night's Sunset Soiree.

Here a chef from Tom's Market Catering is offering a variety of tasty thin crust pizzas cut into hors d'oeuvre size pieces. He kept producing new pizzas all night -- no two pizzas were alike -- including some very exotic (and very tasty) ones. This reminded me so much of the pizza nights that Jeremy likes to stage in our kitchen.
The above display is by Blackstone Catering (of Newport) -- Lobster rolls and soups and miniature apple pies and much more... yum!
And I must confess that I don't remember which caterer produced this enticing table of desserts.

Well, the evening was a great success. Everyone who attended got to taste lots of really good food from eight or nine different caterers. (No, I do not have a list -- Nancy and I were there as paying guests and I was concentrating on enjoying the food.)

Raffle tickets were sold and more than a dozen different prizes were awarded by drawing ticket numbers. Prizes ranging from packages of notepaper with pictures of Kinney Bungalow to gift certificates for dinner at any Pinelli Marra restaurant to a pair of tickets to next year's Sunset Soiree to a hay ride for up to 25 people (donated by the farmer who leases and operates Sunset Farm -- this is the last working farm in the town of Narragansett).

Oh... and a master of ceremonies was required for the raffle. Guess who got handed a microphone...

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