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P2P's 2022 Transforming Lives Luncheon will feature Emmy award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author, and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, in conversation with James Beard award winner and owner of Aux Delices, Debra Ponzek.

Lidia will select the menu for the luncheon, prepared by the chef at the Greenwich Country Club. Debra will interview Lidia about topics ranging from her experience as a refugee in Europe, coming to America, and the role of food and family in her life. Lidia will share with the audience the personal meaning of the selected menu as part of her presentation. 

All guests will also enjoy:
- A gourmet meal personally selected by Lidia and prepared by the chef at the Greenwich Country Club
- A signed copy of Lidia's latest cookbook, "Lidia's A Pot, A Pan, and a Bowl"
- The opportunity to meet with Lidia one-on-one prior to lunch and have a copy of her memoir personally signed (see ticketing page for details)
- The opportunity to sit with Lidia at her table during the luncheon (limited availability - see ticketing page for details)

And most importantly, funds raised will support P2P programs for the 28,000 people we serve each year.

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Start Time: 11:30 am

Greenwich Country Club*

19 Doubling Rd, Greenwich

*please note: the site of the event has been updated to the Greenwich Country Club

Tickets & Sponsorships

EVENT CO-CHAIRS
Christina Johnson-Wolff
Michelle Lappas

 

EVENT COMMITTEE

Nancy-Jean Bono | Andrew Brown | Kim Brown | Cathy de Graaff | Allison Gagliardi

BJ Gedney | Mimi Griffith | Noelle Heffernan | Eden Huang | Caroline Moran

Angela Riley | Holly Shulz | Julianna Spain | Eileen Sussan

About Lidia

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is an Emmy award-winning public television host, best-selling cookbook author, successful restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business. Most importantly, she has accomplished all of this by marrying her two passions in life-her family and food-to create multiple culinary endeavors alongside her two children, Joseph and Tanya.

Lidia has published numerous cookbooks, co-authored with her daughter Tanya, and companion books to her Emmy-winning television series Lidia's Kitchen, Lidia's Italy in America, and Lidia's Italy. Her most recent book is Lidia's A Pot, A Pan, and a Bowl, a companion to her new 26-part public television series, Lidia's Kitchen: Home Cooking. She is also the author of the English and Italian version of her memoir: My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. Lidia's cooking shows air nationwide in the U.S. on public television and CREATE, internationally, and on various digital networks including Amazon Prime, Tubitv, and Xumo. Her cooking segments are also part of her TUTTOLIDIA YouTube channel.

Lidia is a celebrated chef and restaurateur and a partner in Eataly NYC, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Las Vegas, Toronto, and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Together with Tanya and son-in-law Corrado, she also developed a line of artisanal pastas and all-natural sauces called LIDIA'S.

Lidia is a member of Les Dames D'Escoffier and a founding member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, two non-profit organizations of women leaders in the food and hospitality industries. She is also a champion for the United Nations Association of the United States of America's Adopt-A-Future program, in support of refugee education.

Among the numerous awards and accolades, Lidia has earned are seven James Beard Awards (Outstanding Chef, Television Food Show, Best Chefs in America, Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, Specials 2016, Special 2017, and 2018) and two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Culinary Host (2013 and 2018).

Q & A HOST

Debra Ponzek

Debra is an internationally acclaimed chef, author of multiple cookbooks, and owner of Aux Delices.

To learn more about Debra, visit debraponzek.com

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Hosted By

Person-to-Person
Questions? Please contact Nancy Coughlin

Location

Greenwich Country Club, Doubling Road, Greenwich, CT, USA

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