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APPLIANCE SUPPLIERS REACH OUT FOR CHARITY.

Byline: Gerry Beatty

NEW YORK-A good deed for charity was also an opportunity for some suppliers of premium appliances to show off their products.

The event, billed as "A Taste of Living," offered participants who bought $30 tickets access to several showrooms on six floors of the Architects & Designers Building here, where they snacked on delicacies prepared by celebrity chefs. A portion of the ticket money and proceeds from numerous cookbook sales went to God's Love We Deliver, the non-profit organization that provides home-cooked food to those afflicted with terminal illnesses.

At the showroom of Goldman Associates, which distributes Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, Laurent Tourondel of BLT Steak used the equipment to prepare puff pastries and scallop bisque. Snaidero Kitchens and Design kept its Miele Nespresso espresso maker busy. Cuisinart set up its new countertop grill/griddle at Cavendish stonework for Beth Leviss to turn out shrimp and lamb chops, and the griddler next door at Haifa for executive chef Fabrizio Bottero.

Not only did the visitors get to see the appliances in action, but they admired the displays as well. Several of the showrooms had representatives on hand to answer questions. Other vignettes included Viking at Bilotta; Kuppersbusch at SieMatic Kitchens; and Miele, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero at Varenna.

Caption(s): Left: Kirsten Minich of Nespresso demonstrates the Miele Nespresso espresso machine to guests. / Below: Cuisinart chef Beth Leviss grills shrimp and lamb chops.
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Author:Beatty, Gerry
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Nov 22, 2004
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