The second annual Taste of Recovery, hosted by Louie Bossi, Executive Chef/Partner at Big Time Restaurant Group’s Louie Bossi’s Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, is scheduled for June 2 at Old School Square in Delray Beach.
The event will benefit The Crossroads Club, a non-profit organization in Delray Beach that, at no charge, provides meeting space for 12-Step recovery groups. Thousands of people in recovery in the South Florida and throughout the nation achieved their sobriety at The Crossroads Club, which was founded 36 years ago.
The inaugural Taste of Recovery attracted more than 1,000 guests, 20 restaurants and featured live music and chef prizes for best bites. The event raised nearly $100,000 to benefit The Crossroads Club.
The second annual Taste of Recovery (tasteofrecovery.com) will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach. Guests will get bites from a variety of area restaurants, along with live entertainment and desserts. The cost is $40 per ticket.
“The addiction epidemic is one of the greatest tragedies facing our nation,” said Tony Allerton, a co-founder of The Crossroads Club, who will celebrate his 36th year of recovery. “The Crossroads Club offers a solution to the cycle of addiction free of charge, and the Club has literally saved the lives of thousands of individuals and continues to do so each day.”
“The restaurant industry and my fellow South Florida chefs have rallied around this cause,” said Louie Bossi. “This event is a tribute to all who have lost their lives and to those in recovery. The restaurant industry in particular has large numbers of employees in recovery.”
The Crossroads Club provides meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Nicotine Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous, Food Addicts Anonymous and Mayhem to Miracles for hoarders. Crossroads also operates the Living Skills in Schools program, which is a substance abuse prevention program, that serves school aged children throughout Palm Beach County. Crossroads is open every day of the year to the more than 900 people that visit each day. Since opening, Crossroads Club has helped millions of people, all at no cost to attendees.
To purchase tickets, visit tasteofrecovery.com.
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria (louiebossi.com) is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant with locations in Ft. Lauderdale and Boca Raton. It is best known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas. The menu offers a variety of fresh pastas made in house daily, steaks dry aged in house, salumi plates, fish from a wood burning grill, and fresh desserts and pastries, each made in-house daily.