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Over the past year, the team at OPT – along with organizations and individuals across the world – have become expert adaptors.  We have started new services, reimagined others, and tweaked our approach to nearly everything.  Since last fall was not an ideal time for our traditional Wine & Food Celebration, we put on our thinking caps and figured out a brand new way to invite local foodies to support OPT KIDS programming while we celebrate the great food and drink in our community.   

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Saturday, May 22 for Wine & Food with Lidia – a reimagined, virtual celebration featuring Lidia Bastianich, the beloved star of public television favorites like Lidia’s Kitchen and Lidia’s Italy.  Plan to log in early for cocktail hour, with tastings and demonstrations.  Then, get ready to roll up your sleeves and cook along with Chef Andy Faucett of Bamino’s Café, as Lidia guides us through a mouthwatering menu. 

Your Wine & Food with Lidia ticket includes access to this special virtual event, all the ingredients you need to make the four-course Italian menu, and (if you choose) your evening’s wine pairings.  I cannot wait to learn from these two pros…all from the comfort of my own kitchen! 

We are grateful to our sponsors, local partners, and Chef Lidia for helping us continue the long legacy of culinary celebration in support of OPT KIDS.  See a list of all our local partners, and reserve your event kit at www.optv.org.  Space is limited, so don’t delay.  Buon appetito!

Rachel Knight
General Manager