Noted Syracuse-area chefs team up for food-tasting fundraiser Noted Syracuse-area chefs team up for food-tasting fundraiser

Three of the most celebrated chefs in Central New York — Kevin Gentile, Yann Guigne and Eva Zaczynski — will show off their skills for a cause Sunday in an event called Philanthropic Foodies.

It’s a food-tasting fundraiser 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Gentile’s Restaurant, 313 N. Geddes St., Syracuse.

Here’s how it works:

Gentile and his friend Guigne, who is co-owner and chef at L’Adour Restaurant Francais, 110 Montgomery St., Syracuse, will work at stations in the downstairs dining room, each offering about a half-dozen tasting plates or appetizers. Each will also prepare two buffet-style dishes served in the upstairs dining area.

Zacynski, owner of Eva’s European Sweets, 1305 Milton Ave., Syracuse, will prepare desserts, also in small-plate portions.

Other stations will feature locally sourced cheese and produce, and there will be a beer and wine bar and music.

Proceeds benefit the Samaritan Center, which serves hot meals 365 days a year to homeless and needy men, women and children, and The Friends of Dorothy House, which provides home-based hospice care for people with AIDS and terminal illnesses.

A minimum donation of $100 per person is requested. For reservations, go to

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: