The Care Centre hosted an afternoon luncheon, Kali Orexi (Bon Appétit) on Saturday, June 9th at the Lions Gate Pavilion of Fountain Blue Banquets, in Des Plaines, Illinois. The elegantly decorated tented pavilion which overlooks a beautifully landscaped garden with blooming flowers provided a wonderful venue for a June luncheon. There was a delightful buzz of festivity in the air as guests dined and discussed their summer plans over a delicious meal.
After lunch, Stephanie Patsalis, esteemed author of Greek Chic Cuisine gave a brief presentation on her life experiences that guided her on the path to writing this cookbook which includes easy, natural and healthy ingredient recipes. Copies of her book were available for purchase at the luncheon and Stephanie spent a great deal of the afternoon personalizing each book for our guests. All proceeds, less publishing costs, were given to the nursing home. Additional copies of Greek Chic Cuisine are available in the Bird’s View Café and Gift Shop at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre.
In addition to a general raffle, there was a game played by the attendees and many guests received a beautiful handmade apron. All the aprons were made by the Care Centre’s Board of Director and Luncheon Committee Member, Joanne Giannopoulos. We thank Joanne for her talent and all the hours that she gave to craft these wonderful gifts. We would also like to thank another talented Board of Director and Luncheon Committee Member, Timothea Papas for donating five of her handmade Silversacs, which are designed to protect your silver jewelry.
A special thank you is extended to Mr. Tom Diamond, proprietor of Fountain Blue and a Care Centre Board of Director, Mrs. Eleni Bousis, President of the Board of Directors and Mrs. Eleni Tzotzolis, a loyal friend and supporter of the Care Centre for their generous donation of underwriting the luncheon!