There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some food, wine, and art while supporting a good cause. This year our own Ronni Hass, CGNE’s Marketing Chair, has used her remarkable talents to help organize the Art of Dining: Private Dinner Series during the Kennebunkport Festival.
The Kennebunkport Festival is from May 31st- June 4th and offers up the best of Maine. From their own website “the Festival is truly a collaborative event where all involved share a single vision: give you an epic and ever-so-memorable start to your summer.” For visitors it’s a chance to see the art, taste the food and wine, and hear the music that make up the amazing culture of this coastal community in Maine. For a number of charities aiming to end childhood hunger it’s a way to fund their good works. Share Our Strength is the largest beneficiary of the Festival and tickets sales for the Art of Dining series go directly to them. Good Shepherd Food Bank, The Preble Street Teen Center, Cultivating Community, and East End Kids Katering are also supported by the profits for the Festival.
The Art of Dining Series, which Ronni was instrumental in organizing, is a series of intimate dinners set in private homes. The dinners are prepared by Maine’s most-respected chefs, such as David Ross and Brandy Hynes and feature special wine pairings and invited artists. Seating is limited at each dinner and advanced reservation and ticket purchase required.
Ronni Hass, the CGNE connection to the Kennebunkport Festival, has been an active member of CGNE for many years and a board member for the past year. To learn more about her check out this article in Maine Magazine.