February 14, 2005
Zakka helps raise $7K for breast cancer research GREENWICH,
CONN. — The Ramze Zakka Restaurant Group, which
operates in Westchester County, N.Y., and Fairfield County,
Conn.,teamed up with The Breast Cancer Alliance, based here,
to raise $7,000 for breast cancer research through its “Taste
for Health” event. The event highlighted the health
benefits of the Mediterranean diet through a menu promotion
at Ramze Zakka’s five restaurants. Tables at each restaurant
featured menu cards that promoted Mediterranean items, which
have been noted for their cancer-fighting properties. Mediterranean
cuisine boasts a high level of omega- 3 fatty acids, which
are found in fish, extra-virgin olive oil,
and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Participating restaurants included Terra and Mediterraneo,
both of which are located here; Acqua in Westport, Conn.;
Solé in New Canaan, Conn.; and Aurora in Rye, N.Y.
Co-sponsors included Albert DeAngelis, executive chef of the
Ramze Zakka Restaurant Group; Marco Petrini, president
of Monini North America, an importer and distributor of specialty
olive oil; and Dr. Barry Boyd, director of integrated
medicine at Greenwich Hospital.