Last Saturday, December 14th Biaggi's in Deer Park hosted our 3rd annual Breakfast with Santa benefitting the WINGS program. WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for shelter, education, guidance and support. The event was held from 8:00 - 10:00 am (I know, I was also shocked that servers could wake up that early too!). $2472 was raised at the door, while our servers donated over $300 in additional gratuities to the organization as well.
It was a long day for everyone during a busy holiday season, but our staff always ceases to amaze me with their generosity and tenacity!
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Deer Park, IL
Peter getting fresh with Squid
Jerry Seinfeld joins Perrysburg Biaggi's for lunch and a laugh!!!
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Perrysburg, OH
|A new member of the family |
Introducing, Roman Alexander Garcia
Son of Chef Partner Christian Garcia of Algonquin
born on Oct 31st, weighing in at 6 Lbs 5 Oz.
A Happy Holloween Baby
Welcome to Biaggi's
|A warm Biaggi's welcome to Kendall Addison Gray. Granddaughter to Sonya Gray, Managing Partner of Biaggi's of Evansville, IN. You can see the resemblance to Sonya immediately... looks like she's about to correct someone's airlift.|
Manager - Biaggi's Evansville, IN
Biaggi's of Carmel, IN Hosts
Their First Wine Dinner
We hosted our first wine dinner a few weeks ago and a good time was had by all who attended. Our RNDC rep, Lisa Butler helped Jeremy Beck in presenting Bonterra wines and highlighted the organic and sustainable practices used by Bonterra.
Our hostess, Kortney McLouth, led the painting portion which turned out to be fun to watch as much as it was fun for those participating. We had 20 attendees, several of which had never experienced Biaggi's before and will definitely be back!
We are looking to get another dinner going before the end of the year, and already getting ideas for a "Beat the Crowds/ Pre-Valentine's Date Night" dinner the week before Valentine's day.
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano, Carmel, IN
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Announcing this year's Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!
MOST CREATIVE Aaron
Funniest Christian Garcia
Each Winner will recieve a $50 American Express Gift card.
John Leiendecker (Chef Partner of Biaggi's in West Des Moines) and his wife Lindsay adopt a beautiful young ladyJasmine is 2 years old. My wife and I are very excited and feel very blessed to have this opportunity. We are remembering what it is like to have a 2 year old running around the house and Jasmine keeps us on the ball.
Help us congratulate John on his new daughter.
Bloomington Biaggi's - Winners Again
Bloomington's Pantagraph announces their People's Choice Award
Best Italian Restaurant - Biaggi's
Best Fine Dining Restaurant - Biaggi's
Best Overall Restuarant - Biaggi's
Quite and accomplishment after 14 years in the market.
Helps Food Pantry
Deerfield donated 10% of their Pronto Pak sales to the West Deerfield Food Pantry for the month of March.
This is a picture of Lee Farber giving Bob Rosenbacher from the Pantry a check for $330
|Celebrating a True Artist |
Most of you know Luis Blanco as a Sous Chef in Deerfield, but I bet you did know that he is a gifted artist. In the medium of “Chocolate”. He has been a sculptor of scrumptious art for many years and soon
hopes to compete in Europe for international fame.
|Below are a few of Luis's creations (click on them to expand) |
If you have a talent or unusual hobby, tell your MP and let us celebrate it!
|A New Member of the Family |
Hey guys- Here is our new edition, born on June 11. Roman Michael White, 6 lbs 13 oz. Alison and Baby are doing great. Gibson our three year old is in denial :)
Biaggi's Madison, WI
Deerfield Biaggi's Helps Local Charity
Chef Partner Chad Melinger, FOH Manager David Downs and
Line Cook Jose Alvizo participate in Chefs' Night & More.
Chefs' Night & More!, one of the larges tasting events held in the Chicago area,
featuring culinary delights from the finest Chicagoland restaurants and food and beverage purveyors
This annual benefit for the Center for Enriched Living is to help provide programs and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities so that they are more fully included in the community, achieve personal success and enjoy a good quality of life.
This year, with Biaggi's help, the charity raised more than $515,000.
|A new member of the family |
Caelyn Alyssa Melinger
Daughter of Chef Partner
Chad Melinger of Deerfield
born on April 1 at 10:34 AM.
Weighing in at 7 Lbs.
Mother (Erica) is recovering
well and soon hopes to
rejoin her Marine Corps unit.
Welcome to Biaggi's
|Davenport Participates in Martini Shake Off|
This month Biaggi's - Davenport participated in a Martini Shake Off, competing against 25 other restaurants and took home 2 out of 6 awards! This was a fantastic event benefiting the HAV Life foundation, which provides money for kids to pursue musical and athletic goals.
Bartenders Choice Martini for habanero infused lychee pineapple martini and,
Best Martini Presentation for our ginger mint mango and salted peanut butter.
Despite the snow, the event was sold out with 1500 people attending. I am so proud of all who represented Biaggi's so well in our James Bond themed night!
Manager - Biaggi's Davenport, IA
|Algonquin Gets Top Honors|
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Congratulation to Jason Chablani, Christian Garcia and the entire Algonquin team on being voted both Best Dinner and Favorite Lunch Restaurant by the “My Sunday News” of Huntley, IL. Biaggi’s was selected best all-around winner from a group of 77 nominated restaurants. This is a truly great honor in such a tough market.
A New Member of the Biaggi's Family!
Introducing Skylar Rose Marie Goodhart, born to Peoria Sous Chef, Melissa Goodhart on January 15th 2013. 8 Lbs, 8 oz., 20 inches of pure loveliness.
Mother and child are doing great.
Biaggi's of Deer Park, IL
Hosted their '2nd Annual Breakfast with Santa' sponsored by
Deer Park Town Center and Biaggi's.
The charity breakfast benefits W I N G S
Women In Need Growing Stronger.
WINGS helps homeless and abused women and children by offering integrated services that meet their needs for
shelter, education, guidance and support.
We also host a 'giving tree' in our lobby. Our guests and employees choose tags for the women and children to help provide a joyful holiday
This year, our Breakfast with Santa raised over $2500 in donations for the breakfast and our server's generosity in donating their gratuities.
We couldn't be more proud of a staff that donates their time, talents and treasure toward such a wonderful cause during such a busy holiday season.
Biaggi's Deer Park, IL
Thanksgiving Ideas from
the desk of
Below are some tasty notes from Peter on preparing your holiday meal.
A simple brine – 1 cup kosher salt, 1 cup sugar, 1 lg carrot, 1 lg onion, 2 bay leaves, 1 TBSP peppercorns, ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes.
Bring all ingredients plus 4 cups water to a boil – turn off,
allow to cool, and then add raw turkey. Chill for up to 72
Seasoning – Fresh rosemary, butter, soy sauce: combine and baste
every half hour during cooking
Focaccia/Leek/Wild mushroom stuffing
Romano topped Brussels sprouts with pancetta
Oven roasted sweet potatoes and beets with spiced butter
Whipped potatoes with horseradish
Spiced bunt cake with apple caramel sauce
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There is a lot of good info on the link above.
Some of the things I would include are:
|Former US Senator Trent Lott stops|
by Biaggi's of Ridgland, MS
From left to right - Wilson Kruger, Trent Coleman, Senator Lott, Angie Weed
|Peoria Biaggi's Supports Easter Seals |
|A new member of the family. |
Introducing Madisyn Rose Lane. After a brief scare of a low heartbeat and a emergency c-section, mom (Ashley) and Maddie are doing great. 5 lbs and 2 oz, 17 1/2 inches, born at 1:00pm on Monday June 11th. Pictured, Tyler (8), Emma (7), and Maddie (1 hr.). Thank you all for the support.
Ridgeland Biaggi's Contributes to Local Police Fundraiser
A great job was done by our Biaggi's team in Ridgeland! Our team, consisting of Chef Patrick Harley and Event Coordinator Meredith Cooke, helped raise money for Jackson Police Department's "Take a Tasty Bite Out of Crime" Fundraiser.
Fort Wayne Hosts Local Girls Scout Troop
Sous Chef Tim Moran entertains a local Girl Scout troop as they
completed pizzas and merit badges
A local girl scout troop stopped in to work on their cooking merit badge and some needed, pun intended, "hands on" experience in a real world kitchen. During their visit, Tim discussed food safety, ServSafe food practices, as well as how things in a high volume restaurant should run. The girls were delighted to roll up their sleeves and put their own spin on the pizza program and even came up with some interesting options, the most common was adding chocolate crumbles as the final topping.
Overall they had a terrific time and the scout leaders were thrilled With Tim's attention.
Biaggi's Fort Wayne, IN
Our FOH Captain/Bartender Isaiah Winings is the proud father of a baby boy
Rocky John Winnings.
Rocky makes the 5th baby born to the 9 month old restaurant.
Manager - Peoria, IL
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