The CSI Alumni Association and Supporting Sponsor National Grid are giving the community a unique opportunity to taste some of the best food that Staten Island has to offer while helping to raise much-needed funds for scholarships. “Savor the Flavors: Celebrate Our Island’s Diverse Cuisine” will be held on Sunday, March 21 in the Center for the Arts Atrium (Building 1P) from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The fundraising event is also supported by additional sponsors Liberty Mutual, Con Edison, and Reuben Sivagnanam ’05, and is chaired by James McBratney ’05, CSI Alumni Board Member and President of the Staten Island Restaurant and Tavern Association.

Attendees at the event will be treated to signature dishes from popular Island restaurants and learn how these dishes are prepared. Beyond the wonderful food, “Savor the Flavors” will also offer wine tasting, door prizes, a raffle, and prizes. Celebrity guest chefs Rob Burmeister and John Sierp from the Food Network’s Chopped will also be on hand to spice up the event. However the most important feature of the afternoon is that all proceeds will go to scholarships that will benefit the College’s students.

The restaurants that will be represented and who are generously donating their food are: Afternoones
Alfonso’s, Arirang, The Armory Inn, Bayou, The Beer Garden,Bocelli, Bridge Tavern, Burmeister’s Chow at The Black Dog Grill, Cake Chef, Canlon’s Restaurant, Celebrate at Snug Harbor, Chirag Indian Cuisine, Cookie Jar, Da Noi, Elm Park Inn, España Restaurant, Hilton Garden Inn, Jacque’s Caterers, Jimmy Max (Westerleigh and Great Kills), Jody’s Club Forest, Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, La Candela Española, The Lake Club, Lorenzo’s Restaurant, Manor Restaurant, Mezcals Mexican Restaurant, Mother Mousse, Nucci’s North and South, Oriental Plaza, Park Café, San Rasa Sri Lankan Cuisine, Seaside Turkish Mediterranean Restaurant, South Fin Grill, Sushi Excellent, R. Ippolito Distributing, Superior Chocolates, The Vanderbilt, Vino Divino, Z One Restaurant–Diner–Lounge, Zorba’s Mediterranean Grill, and more.

Ticket prices are $40 per person; $35 for seniors, students, and veterans; and $50 at the door. For more information and to RSVP, call the Alumni Relations Office at 718.982.2290 or email