Kali Orexi (Bon Appetit) Luncheon

Held Saturday, March 3, 2012

Luncheon event poster

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!  

 

Mistress of Ceremonies Susanna Negovan
Cathy Demos Kappos assists Stephanie Patsalis with book signing
Greek Chic Cuisine Cook Book by Stephanie Patsalis
Author of Greek Chic Cuisine Cook Book Stephanie Patsalis
Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre Board President Eleni Bousis
GARCC Board Member Timi Papas with her display of Silversacs
Guests at luncheon enjoying listening to the speaker
Guests at luncheon enjoying listening to the speaker
GARCC Board Member Irene Demos with guests enjoying Kali Orexi Luncheon
Reservation Committee Members Kathy Fasseas and Terri Mikuzis
Eleni Bousis with guests at Kali Orexi - Bon Appetit - Luncheon
Effie Galetsis with daughter Katerina and GARCC Board member, Nick Pishos
Bessie Cosmos, Vicky Sideris, Maria Theodore, and Anthoula Gerbanas
Brave gentlemen support the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Raffle Prizes at Kali Orexi - Bon Appetit - Luncheon
Guests viewing raffle prizes
Christina Dimitropoulos Nina Dimitropoulos and Georgia Nikolopoulos
Sophie Natiello, Diane Atsaves, Toula Hilaris, Eva Thomas and Electra Kontalonis
GARCC Board Member Joanne Giannopoulos and MC Susanna Negovan
Connie Goutanis, Eleni Bousis, Adam Meade and Dr Lisa Palivos
Luncheon Committee Member Cathy Demos Kappos
Guests at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Stephanie Patsalis with guests at the Kali Orexi Luncheon and book signing
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Veronica Agnast, Presbytera Treantafeles, Presbytera Kaloudis and Maria Rigas
Guests at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying Stephanie Patsalis presentation at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Maria and Ellie Palivos enjoying the festivities at the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Violeta Papandreou, Patti Harris, and Maria Ress
Toula Dernis, Marina Tsenekos, and Litsa Dilles
Stamati Alexopoulos Tom and Effie Leftakes
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Ellie Palivos and Maryann Rasmussen
Dr Lisa Palivos and Joanne Routsolias
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Guests enjoying the Kali Orexi Luncheon
Council General Ioanna Efthymiadou, Anna Giannoulias, and Susanna Negovan
Margarita Denekos, Eleni Bousis, Stephanie Patsalis and Cathy Demos Kappos