It is better to give than to receive, especially when the gift is a stack of wish lists. Unlock your charitable spirit with this GrouponLive deal to The Big Toast, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, at the Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson & Wales University. For $25, you get one ticket to the event on Saturday, October 13, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (a $50 value).
The Culinary Arts Museum of Johnson & Wales University welcomes revelers to The Big Toast, an event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. While strolling through 25,000 square feet of gallery space, guests sample the wares of microbreweries, wineries, and tomfooleries while nibbling on gastronomic delights from Coal Fired Pizza, St. Julien Macaroons, and Narragansett Creamery. The Culinary Arts Museum hosts exploratory expeditions as guests peruse the Culinary Beginnings gallery, an exhibit of utensils and culinary tools from centuries past, and the Pantheon of Chefs gallery, an installation that visually traces the evolution of a very talented chef's hands into spatulas. Throughout the event, culinary professors and celebrity chefs—including Molly Brandt, who simmered pork cheeks on Bravo's Top Chef Texas—showcase their cooking prowess during live demonstrations. Proceeds for the event bolster the organization's mission to support at-risk children through positive one-on-one relationships.
The Big Toast
The Big Toast, a Great Gatsby-themed benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Ocean State, blends the decadence of the roaring 20s with the philanthropic spirit of the modern age. Partygoers are invited to dress in flapper dresses and fedoras (or business casual). They can also sample their fill of fine wines, craft beers, and quality liquors, celebrating just like the Prohibition-Era speakeasy dwellers did.
The evening's entertainment takes place at the Linden Place Museum. Throughout its storied history, the well-maintained mansion has entertained four presidents, generations of socialites, and famous performers such as Ethel Barrymore Colt. Appropriately enough, it even served as a set for the 1974 film adaptation of the The Great Gatsby.