Get your taste buds ready, and discover great culinary and entertaining ideas. The third annual Tour of Kitchens and Homes takes place in the Lewiston area on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, six entertaining and cooking experiences in homes in both Lewiston and Youngstown will be paired with a local restaurant offering ticket holders samples of signature dishes. Homes will also be paired with retailers and tablescape artists who will prepare a tablescape, illustrating artful ways of setting a table for guests.
Sandy Hays Mies, president of Limelight WNY LLC, the event management and marketing company coordinating this culinary tour, said that this year's event is sure to be a hit for anyone who is interested in redecorating, refurbishing, rebuilding or simply dreaming about a phenomenal entertaining space. "You will take away innovative ideas and surely you will be inspired to create a breathtaking tablescape for your next dinner party," she said.
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Historical Association of Lewiston and the Porter Historical Society.
Featured retailers and tablescape artists include All Season Rental, Canterbury Place, The Country Doctor, Homeward Bound, AJC Interiors, vanderpool:design, Tasia Fitzpatrick and Summertime Blooms.
Participating restaurants and their culinary samplings include: Carmelo's Restaurant - antipasti Terrine; The Red Coach Inn/The Bistro at the Old Fort Inn - Southwestern steak fajita canapé, chicken salad Oliver; The Nines Catering Company - "Wine and Cheese Revisited"; The Youngstown Village Diner - black bean and rice soup, strawberry walnut salad; Wine on Third - sesame seared ahi tuna; Macri's Italian Grille - manicotti with Bolognese sauce; Wegmans - grilled beef shoulder with Gorgonzola cheese; The Delaware - stuffed chili pepper, pork and cheddar tater tots.
In between visiting homes, there will be a wine tasting and dessert sampling exclusively for ticket holders at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., in Lewiston. Sample wine accompanied by tastes of delicious specialty cakes and pastries from The Village Bake Shoppe and DiCamillo Bakery. Water Street Landing will offer additional complementary culinary samples at the Patio Bar.
Headline sponsor for this event is Kinetic Kitchen and Bath. Silver Spoon sponsors include Creative Storage, Niagara Frontier Publications, Supermarket Liquors and Wines, CFM Stone Surfaces, Great Lakes Real Estate and Wegmans (Niagara Falls).
Tickets for the Tour of Kitchens are now on sale. Advance sale tickets ($25) are available for purchase online at www.TourofKitchens.net and at the following locations:
•DiCamillo Bakery locations (535 Center St., Lewiston; 7927 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls; 5329 Main St., Williamsville); The Village Bake Shoppe (417 Center St., Lewiston); Mode Image (469 Center St., Lewiston); Homeward Bound (927 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo); Kinetic Kitchen and Bath (1655 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls); and Supermarket Liquors and Wines (8438 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls). Supermarket Liquors will offer $5 off each ticket purchased at this location. Only 500 tickets are available at this price.
For more information, call 745-7220 or visit www.TourofKitchens.net.