/Parla Food and Porsena Bring Rome to NYC & Food to Hungry New Yorkers

Parla Food and Porsena Bring Rome to NYC & Food to Hungry New Yorkers

Tonight thirty-one diners from all corners of the Tri-State area gathered in Porsena’s dining room to indulge in a Rome-inspired meal prepared by Chef Sara Jenkins. I curated this seven-course feast, which included Roman classics such as pasta e ceci, pasta alla gricia, and pangiallo. It was thrilling to have such an amazing turn out and it was a true honor to count The Naughty Housewife, The Kitchen NYC, Laissez Fare, and Gourmet Getaways among the guests. But the most moving thing was to see friends, family, and (until just hours ago) strangers gather around the table to support City Harvest, a NYC-based food charity. We raised $620 for this vital organization that feeds 300,000 hungry New Yorkers every week. If you would like to support City Harvest, please consider donating. You can do so directly on their website. For a mere $36 you will help feed 19 children for a whole week.

2017-02-17T15:25:06+00:00 October 9th, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, New York City|5 Comments


  1. @passerotto October 10, 2011 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Katie, I’m adoring your food driven charity work, brava!
    Can’t wait for the next event… In the meantime, could you bring a little bit of NYC (specifically burgers) to Rome, pleeeease?!

    Un abbraccio,
    E xoxo

  2. andrea petrini October 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Come รจ andata?

  3. Francesca October 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I think the two of us should really talk now…I have a project to help women in developing countries and in difficult situations through food. It is still “in cantiere” but will be delivered soon, hopefully! I wonder when we could meet…

  4. Jack October 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I was there!

  5. Laissez Fare October 17, 2011 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    Thanks for organizing Katie – was great to see you in person! That pasta dish with pork jowl was dreamy…mmm….!

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