The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 10 Avery Street Boston, MA 02111 Phone: (617) 912-3364 Fax: (617) 574-7203
Boston, Mass. – January 30, 2017 – Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston not only look forward to Valentine's Day this year, but also to helping families with cancer manage the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. That's why Kerry Levesque, pastry supervisor at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, has come up with a "sweet" program that's sure to warm the hearts of many while helping families in need. Kerry's wish to positively impact the lives of others in the Boston community this Valentine's Day is part of the The Ritz-Carlton's Community Footprints platform which strives to make a difference through caring for children and providing hunger and poverty relief.
For five delicious days, effective Friday, February 10 through Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 50% of all dessert proceeds from the sale of every dessert sold in Artisan Bistro and Avery Bar, will benefit Family Reach here in Boston. That means $5.00 from every $10.00 dessert sold will help families struggling with the financial burden of cancer. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 200 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, Family Reach provides financial navigation and coaching, assistance, education and awareness to qualified families in need.
“The Ritz-Carlton has long been a dedicated Family Reach partner," says Carla Tardif, Family Reach CEO. "This initiative is yet another example of their tireless commitment to helping families in need. We’re deeply grateful for the opportunity to connect with our local community through this Valentine’s Day initiative, all while inviting them to delight in the Ritz’s delicious sweet treats!”
In addition to the desserts already on the menu -- Popsicles, Molten Lava Cake, Creme Brûlée, French Cheesecake, Sorbets, Gelatos and a signature Ritz-Carlton Grand Marnier Ganache and Orange Confit cake -- Kerry has also created a special signature dessert exclusively for Family Reach for Valentine's Day. She calls it "Vanilla Velvet" and it's a petit entremet (small cake) with layers of cocoa flan, cherry puree, almond Bavarian cream, vanilla bean short bread and Earl Grey crumble.
About Family Reach:
Family Reach is a financial lifeline for families fighting cancer. For over two decades, the organization has remained committed to raising awareness and designing solutions that address the overwhelming financial and emotional barriers of the disease. Working in close collaboration with a network of more than 185 hospitals nationwide, Family Reach provides financial assistance, navigation and education to qualified families in need. For more information, visit www.familyreach.org.