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May 01, 2005 - Casa's Pleasures of the Palettes Celebrates Food and Art

Where: JAMES Hotel - Fiamma Trattoria

When: May 1, 2005

Time: 2:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $200 per person

Beneficiary: Casa-Center for Prevention of Abuse and Violence

Executive Director: Stephanie Orr

Committee Members: Peter Carbanaro, John Chonka, Ginger Clayton, Jim Coletti, Pamela Covella, Renee Ervanian, Susan Fitter, Bill Gibney and Cheryl Parker, Carla Goodyear, Benee Hilton, Jamie Hormel, Susan Hoskyns, Carol Kawell, Carol Keogh, Leah Hoffman Langerman, Mel Clausen, Suzy Michelson Cyrell, Karie Montague, Tim Nash, Meredith Orr, Liz Lamb Sawyer, Robin Sewell, Range Shaw and Bill Sheppard, Rosemary Stralser, Barry Wong

Of note: 30th anniversary providing abuse and violence prevention and counseling services to over 500,000 valley children and adults

Sponsors: ($5,000 SPONSORS): Herman Chanen Construction Company, Inc., Pamela Covella, of Counsel, Combs Law Group, First National Bank of Arizona; ($2,500 SPONSORS): Computer Business Technologies, Carla Goodyear, Judd Herberger, Leah Hoffman, Hoffman & Hock Wealth Management, Stinson Morrison Hecker

Attendance: 250

Attire: Casual, Creative, Cocktail, Comfortable, Cool

Information: Carrie Swenson 602.254.6400 ext. 221

Blacktie Photos by: Erika Haskins

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Melinda Clausen, Frank Leonesio, Pamela Covella, Melissa Leonesio, Leah Hoffman Langerman, Carla Goodyear
Melinda Clausen, Frank Leonesio, Pamela Covella, Melissa Leonesio, Leah Hoffman Langerman, Carla Goodyear

Casa's Pleasures of the Palettes In its customary tradition, Pleasures of the Palettes 2005 presented an eclectic blend of contemporary art, fine wines and cuisine and creative interaction with friends, celebrity chefs and renowned artists, celebrating the cuisine of the Mediterranean Riviera, set in the striking beauty of Spring in Arizona. Beginning at 2:30, contemporary art went on sale at the James Hotel, along with a cocktail and appetizer reception. From 4-5:30 dinner was prepared and served tableside in the Fiamma Trattoria. 5:30-7 pm was the dessert tasting and interactive art creations. Then at 7 pm the private VIP sponsor after-party took place with artists and chefs. The following participating artists contributed to the event: Elizabeth Cheche, Rusty Childress, Joel Coplin, Stephanie Day, Candice Eisenfeld, Steve Hofberger, Kevin Irwin, David Kessler, Janet deBerg Lange, Stephanie Lee, Jo-Ann Lowney, Michael Maglich, Mark McDowell, John Nelson, Nora Novak, Geoffrey Pagen, Wayne Rainey, Beth Royal, Henry Schoebel, Diane Silber, Beth Ames Swartz. Participating Chefs included: Patrick Fagan, Fiamma Trattoria (Appetizers); William Bradley, VU, Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch; Matt Carter, Zinc Bistro; Christopher Gross, Christopher's Fermier Brasserie; Eddie Matney, Eddie Matney's Restaurant; Joe Osso, Event Full; Simon Purvis, Four Season's Resort; Garth Washburn, Marquesa, Fairmont Princess Resort. Pleasures of the Palettes has been a signature event in the Valley since 1993, bringing together renowned contemporary artists and master chefs to raise funds for Casa's abuse and violence prevention and counseling programs. Casa has provided child abuse, family violence and sexual assault prevention programs to over 500,000 youth, counseling services to 50,000 children and adults, and assisted 150,000 calls for emergency help. For more information, call 602-254-6400 or visit

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