Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents CULINARY CABARET, 3/7

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Culinary Cabaret 2014 on Friday, March 7, from 7-10 p.m. at Clarke, The Ultimate Kitchen Resource and Culinary Center, 393 Fortune Boulevard, in Milford. The third annual signature food and wine event showcases the culinary and performing arts, featuring inspired cuisine and creative cooking demonstrations by area chefs and culinarians. The evening's entertainment will be provided by FPAC special guest artists and the talented singer-dancers of the international touring ensemble, Electric Youth. A culinary-themed silent auction will feature quality cookware, wine and experiences for the food lover.

FPAC is pleased to partner with exceptional area chefs and restaurants to present an innovative evening of gourmet cuisine. Savor fine wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers, desserts and dishes from Artistry Catering and Events, Culinary Underground, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse, Harpoon Brewery, J & L Catering, Making Whoopie, Not Your Average Joes - Westborough, Prezo Grille and Bar, Tavolino, V Organics, Whole Foods Market, 3 Restaurant and more. Clarke's award-winning venue features a kitchen-theater classroom and gallery of designer kitchens, providing an inventive setting to eat, drink, learn and celebrate.

With the return of Culinary Cabaret 2014, FPAC is proud to once again spotlight some of the finest culinary talent in Boston's MetroWest region. This year's event introduces several new participating vendors and welcomes back founding partners Artistry Catering and Events (part of Artistry Kitchen in downtown Franklin), Davio's, Tavolino and Whole Foods Market. Led by General Manager Tom Perruna and Executive Chef Greg Galano, Tavolino treated guests to seared Ahi tuna and braised calamari at Culinary Cabaret's launch in 2012 and prepared mouth-watering wild boar gnocchi and mint pesto-brushed lamb lollipops at Culinary Cabaret 2013. Perruna noted Tavolino's team is looking forward to the 2014 reprise of the signature event's pairing of food and art and well-executed evening showcasing an impressive roster of vendors.

Davio's Executive Chef Paul King will serve up another creative and inspired tasting this year, fresh Maine lobster cake over a spicy slaw topped with a black olive aioli. "As a patron of the arts," said Davio's General Manager Paul Flaherty, "I appreciate the opportunity to bring together the culinary and performing arts in a kitchen-theater venue that allows us not only to teach and demonstrate our craft, but to entertain and interact with guests as well."

Tickets for Culinary Cabaret are $75 and are fully inclusive of the evening's food, wine, beer and entertainment. Purchase tickets online at or by phone at 508-528-8668. Event proceeds support Electric Youth and the ensemble's 2014 European concert tour, featuring a July 4th performance for U.S. troops stationed abroad at Aviano Air Force Base. Culinary Cabaret 2014 Media Sponsors are The Milford Daily News and WMRC Radio. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Ira Toyota of Milford.

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