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The Houston Design Center to Host The International Risotto Festival November 8, 2015

Fans of fine food and wine are cordially invited to attend one of Houston’s finest culinary festivals. The 11th International Risotto Festival will be held on Sunday, November 8 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 PLUS music and entertainment, exotic cars, a charity auction, activities for kids and designer showroom tours.

This year’s culinary Risotto Festival will benefit The Scarlett Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research. This fund was founded by Jennifer & Robert James to support and to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research in honor of their 8 year old daughter, Scarlett James, diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer.

Honorary Chairs of The 11th International Risotto Festival are Nancy and Vito Cangelosi. For 45 years Vito, Founder, Owner and CEO of Cangelosi Co. has taken a leadership role in the United States construction industry as an internationally recognized full service luxury provider and installer of quality international stone products.

Serving as Event chairs are Rob Chramosta & Donae Cangelosi Chramosta, who are busy parenting their second grader, Bella, while traveling internationally buying and selling luxury goods including diamonds, fine watches, signed jewelry and luxury handbags for Times Past and The Vintage Contessa.

The International Risotto Festival was founded in 2000 and has a rich history as a true culinary competition for a good cause. More than 60 of Houston’s finest chefs have competed to help raise more than a half million dollars for local charities in the 10 productions of the festival since that date.

For more information and to see sponsorship opportunities or to purchase VIP and early bird general admission tickets please visit www.risottofestival.com or call 713-864-2660.