Eat! Drink! Italy! World Premiere Screening at Count Basie Theatre

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Saturday, July 06, 2013, 6:00 PM

Presented by: Count Basie Theatre
To benefit the Count Basie Theatre Performing Arts Academy.
Tickets: $15
Additional handling fee applies.*

Join us in celebrating Red Bank’s own Victor Rallo’s new Public Television series, Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo as we celebrate the world premiere on the big screen at Count Basie Theatre and raise money for the Basie’s Performing Arts Academy! Following the premiere, Victor will host an interactive cooking demo live from the Basie Stage. Then, after a decade away, New Jersey’s own Burlap to Cashmere returns to the stage!

Victor Rallo, Jr. is a successful, seasoned restaurateur and wine critic in New Jersey. After graduating from Villanova University and earning his JD from Seton Hall, Victor jumped directly from the world of law into the restaurant business. He now owns and operates Basil T’s Brewery and Italian Grill in Red Bank, and Undici Taverna Rustica in Rumson, both of which have received numerous awards for excellence in cuisine, service, and their extensive Italian wine lists. Victor is also an Italian wine expert and critic recognized for his exceptional palate and distinct personality. He’s also published two wine books, Napoleon Wasn’t Exiled and 21 Wines. For Vic’s new show he visits Italy six to eight times per year to find inspiration for his restaurants, and to taste and write about the wines from every region of Italy. Victor lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey with his wife, three kids, three dogs, and a fully stocked wine cellar.

With its core lineup intact – singer/guitarist/songwriter Steven Delopoulos, guitarist John Philippidis, and drummer Theodore Pagano – Burlap to Cashmere returns with renewed focus, drive and energy. “There’s something about family and people you’ve known forever that makes the chemistry happen,” Delopoulos says. “There’s a sense of honesty and trust. That’s Burlap to Cashmere.” All you have to do is listen once to ‘Don’t Forget To Write’, and it’s abundantly clear – you’ve never heard anything quite like it.  Recalling the musical intimacy of Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel, coupled with Delopoulos’ introspective and poetic songwriting, the album announces Burlap to Cashmere’s triumphant return in a record that will surprise longtime fans and intrigue the uninitiated. Fans of modern troubadour outfits like the Avett Brothers and Mumford and Sons will find common ground with Burlap to Cashmere’s output, with the added textures of the Greek and Mediterranean influences further fleshing out the band’s unique take on 21st Century folk-rock music.
*$2 per ticket in person, by phone and online orders.
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  • […] On June 18, we celebrated the launch of Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo at Biricchino Restaurant in New York City! We were joined by guests from The Wine Spectator, Men Who Dine, People Magazine, Heritage Radio, Manhattan with a Twist and many more. Thank you to all who came out, and we hope to see you again for the July 6th premiere at the Count Basie Theatre! […]

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