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Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston's finest culinary festivals. The 14th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 10 from 2 to 6 pm at The Houston Design Center.
One of Houston's finest gourmet food festivals, this event includes an afternoon of delicious Italian foods prepared by some of Houston's greatest chefs along with fantastic wines & Italian beverages PLUS music and entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, activities for kids and designer showroom tours.
Advance Tickets are now on sale for $75 per person (savings of $10 in advance) or $175 for VIP tickets (savings of $ 25 in advance). Children under 12 are free with adult paid ticket. VIP tickets purchased in advance include valet parking and access to the VIP Lounge where guests can mingle with participating sponsors, chefs and judges, sip fine wines and enjoy a fine selection of coffees & desserts.
This year The International Risotto Festival will benefit BEAR... Be A Resource for CPS Kids. BEAR is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides hope and help for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them within Harris County. Each year approximately 16,000 children are involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) in Harris County. Unfortunately, more than 1,000 of these children are removed from their homes under emergency conditions. When these kids are placed in temporary care, the small stipend the County is able to provide may not cover all of the child's expenses. Some expenses such as hygiene items, clothing, school supplies, "extras" like holiday gifts and funds to set up a kid graduating from high school are a real stretch for some families.
This is where BEAR steps in...
BEAR's programs serve children in the care of CPS throughout Harris County by providing emergency supplies: diapers, clothes, shoes, car seats and cribs, formula, school uniforms/supplies, and more. BEAR even provides items needed for youth who are graduating from high school and transitioning out of CPS care.