Italian Chef Charity Night for Artemisia Anti-Violence Center

Sixteen Tuscan chefs – eight men and eight women – will each prepare a signature dish for a charity buffet open to the public at Forte Belvedere on September 6 (8 pm – midnight) to help raise funds for Florence’s Artemisia Anti-Violence Center.  A minimum donation of €25 per person is requested at the door, and the total amount collected will be given to Artemisia.

This is the third edition of the Italian Chef Charity Night: the proceeds from the 2016 and 2017 events were sent to the residents of Amatrice after devastating 2016 earthquake to help reconstruct the town.

As one of the first anti-violence centers in Florence, Artemisia continues to support and aid victims of domestic abuse: women who are in abusive relationships, children who are the subject of abuse, and adults (male or female) can receive treatment from the center. Artemisia provides both psychological and judicial support at no charge. On staff are 25 psychologists and psychotherapists, two social workers, and nine lawyers who offer free legal advice.

Guests at the Italian Chef Charity Night can help themselves to unlimited helpings of pasta, risotti, meat and seafood main courses, truffles and vegetarian options.  Pane, Amore e Fantasia is donating the bread and foccaccia; Vallepicciola the wines; Bergere the champagne; Andrea Bianchini the chocolates; Paolo Pomposi (Badiani) and Giampiero Burgio (Gippino) the gelato.

The 16 chefs, listed with their restaurants, who are participating in the Italian Chef Charity Night comprise:

Sandro Baldini (Relais Le Jardin)
Luigi Bonadonna (Chalet Fontana)
Michela Bottasso (Biagio Pignatta)
Peter Brunel (Borgo San Jacopo)
Stefano Cavallini (Tosca)
Simone Cipriani (Essenziale)
Annie Feolde (Enoteca Pinchiorri)
Monika Filipinska (Dievole)
Ombretta Giovannini (La Leggenda dei Frati)
Karime Lopez (Gucci Garden Osteria)
Elisa Masoni (La Quercia di Villa Castelletti)
Nadia Moller (Momio)
Antonello Sardi (La Bottega del Buon Caffè)
Riccardo Serni (Trattoria Moderna)
Beatrice Segoni (Konnubio)