Media Release Thursday and Giveaway: Red and White – Taste of PEC, More than Just Desserts, Rouge Giveaway – updated

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Index: Red & White – Taste of PEC | More than Just Desserts | Rouge | Rouge Giveaway

The Red & White – A Taste of Prince Edward County in Support of Harmony House
Harmony House Women’s Shelter is hosting it’s annual Red & White Event. Dubbed an “after work” event, it is an unique opportunity to sample the wines and beer of Prince Edward County in the historic stone cellar of St. Brigid’s (310 St. Patrick Street).

Last year, 6 wineries participated: Rosehall Run, Black Prince, Huff Estates, Sugarbush, Sandbanks and the Grange as well as Waupoos Cider and Barley Days Brewery. With 150 people attending, the event provided vintners a great opportunity to talk about their products.

Appetizers were served. Entertainment was provided by a trio from the Ottawa Symphony.

Tickets are $40/pp with proceeds going to Harmony House.

What: The Red & White – A Taste of Prince Edward County
Where: St. Brigid’s Centre for Arts & Humanities (310 St. Patrick Street (Corner of Cumberland in the Byward Market))
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 Being rescheduled for May!
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Price: $40/pp

For more information or tickets, please contact Christine at 613-822-2986 or email ChristineIrvine@rogers.com

More than Just Desserts
The Arthritis Society’s 2011 “More Than Just Desserts” event is the signature fundraising event for The Arthritis Society. As part of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, proceeds from it will go to research for a cure and providing educational, support and solution-based programs throughout Eastern Ontario. Held tomorrow, Friday, March 25, 2011, at Sala San Marco (215 Preston Street), More Than Just Desserts promises to be an exciting evening of food, fun and live entertainment.

Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wines and specialty food and drink donated by local supporters. Music will be provided by the Dueling Pianos, made famous at Fat Tuesday’s. There will be contests to determine “Best Dessert” and “Best Presenter.” Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items.

Join Honourary Chair Mayor Jim Watson in sampling the some of the best in food and drink from event sponsors:

  • Biagio’s Italian Kitchen
  • Sala San Marco
  • Fat Tuesday’s New Orleans Experience
  • The Exchange Pub
  • The Green Door Restaurant
  • L’Ardoise
  • Da Santino
  • Feleena’s
  • Vintners’ Selection
  • Yellowtail Wines
  • Brick Beer
  • Sleeman Breweries
  • Premium Beer Company

What: More than Just Desserts
Where: Sala San Marco (215 Preston Street)
Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: General Seating: $50, Silver Seating: $75 (includes a $25 tax receipt), Gold Seating: $100 each (includes a $50 tax receipt)

Click here to purchase tickets.

Reminder: Rouge: Ottawa’s Ultimate Bachelorette Party
Rouge Ottawa, which touts itself as an “un-wedding” show and “Ottawa’s Ultimate Bachelorette Party”, will be held this Saturday, March 26, 2011 at nightclub, Mansion (400A Dalhousie Street) in the ByWard Market.



Amy Karlin of Splendid Events, one of Rouge’s organizers, describes the event as an opportunity for brides-to-be to “get dolled up”, “have a great night out”, and meet wedding professionals outside of the “typical trade show environment”: no booths, no business cards, just “top notch wedding talent.



Rouge offers brides-to-be and their entourages of BFF’s a dance floor, a selection of delectables, mini-makeovers, papparazzi photos, limo rides, and a bridal fashion show. Brides-to-be will mingle with local vendors, trying samples and sipping martinis.

On the food front, Mandi and Kate from Auntie Loo’s Treats will be on hand, showcasing their wedding cakes and offering mini-cupcakes to sample. Erin from Icicle Treats will be signing people up for an upcoming popsicle tasting in May. Chef Laurin of Essence Catering will be serving “bites” [Click here to see what Essence Catering recently served at a CycleLogic event]. While Jen of Koko Chocolates will not be available, there will be a chocolate tasting table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle for prize packs that include a certificate for dinner for two at Mamma Teresa’s, “Rouge” lip-shaded cookies from the talented Geek Sweets, truffle samplers from Koko Chocolates, samples from Roaste’d Nuts, and vouchers for popsicles from Icicle Treats.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online through ClubZone or at the following physical locations:

Please note all proceeds from Rouge will go to the AIDS Committee of Ottawa (ACO). Founded in 1985, the ACO has worked to offer support, prevention,and education services to the Ottawa community.

What: Rouge
Where: Mansion (400A Dalhousie Street)
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Time: 7:00pm (19:00) – close
Price: $10.00

Giveaway: Here’s the deal, Karlin gave us 4 tickets to giveaway. Leave a comment to this post with your favourite wedding food. Supply us an e-mail address, so we can contact you. At 4:00 pm (EST) Friday, March 25, 2010, we will use Random.org to choose 2 commenters to receive two tickets to Rouge. One entry per person please.

Update: The contest is closed. In total, we received 1 viable entry so offered Sarah all 4 tickets.

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