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Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids | Community Spirit

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Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids
Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany, of Haymarket, Va. donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to www.cookintuscany.com

The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the region’s passion for food and fun. The tour provides daily cooking lessons from local “Nonnas”, first class accommodations in the medieval hill-top village of Montefollonico, visits to regional wineries and cheese makers, tours of local and historic sites and many recreational activities.

“It’s our honor to be able to support Comfort Cases, we hope that our auction items can help provide hundreds of backpacks for foster care kids,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany.

Actress Caroline Rhea will emcee the annual Comfort Cases Gala on Sat., Apr. 22, 2017 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, Md. Rhea starred in the show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, as the voice of Linda Flynn-Fletcher on the hit Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb, and as the host of The Caroline Rhea Show. Rhea is also in the upcoming film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the long-awaited sequel to Del Shores’ cult-classic Sordid Lives, premiering this spring.  The gala features a cocktail hour, dinner, music, dancing and entertainment as well as raffle baskets, silent auction items. All proceeds will directly benefit foster children.

ABOUT COMFORT CASES: Comfort Cases is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides children ages 0 to 18 who are in the foster care system with a bag filled with essential needs as well as comfort items. We primarily serve communities in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia and hope to provide needed support to foster kids across the country in the years ahead. www.comfortcases.org.

ABOUT COOK in TUSCANY: Cook in Tuscany is a six-day tour, with all-inclusive Tuscan cooking classes in the medieval, walled village of Montefollonico, Tuscany, Italy.  Based in Northern Virginia, Cook in Tuscany was founded by New Orleans natives George and Linda Meyers. The tour includes cooking classes with Tuscan cooks, village excursions, truffle hunts, winery tour, cheese-making, gourmet dinners, and tours of local, historic sites. Rated by USA Today as a top 15 Foodie Destination, and recommended by JourneyWoman and Epicure & Culture, Cook in Tuscany is a luxury, culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local, and not a tourist.   Go to www.cookintuscany.com or visit them on Facebook or Twitter@CookinTuscany. 

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