(Media release from Elevation House):

This spring, local nonprofit Elevation House will host the 2nd Annual Taste of Rome presented by Owens Financial Group and LMJH Properties, on Tuesday, May 7, 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk. Expect a lively evening overlooking the river filled with fine cuisine and culinary flair from more than 20 of the best restaurants in the Rome community, as well as live entertainment by Kevin Allen Music Production, wine tasting by Newby Farm and Vineyard, beer tasting by River Remedy Brewing Co. and amazing raffle opportunities! 

Taste of Rome’s debut in 2023 drew nearly 400 guests and partners from across Floyd County and beyond. Coupled with the Elevation House Annual Online Auction, the event raised roughly $42,000 in very important funds.

“As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 100% of the funds Elevation House receives from the Taste of Rome event will go directly toward our mission of ending economic and social isolation for adults living with mental illness,” Elevation House founder Don Scuvotti said. “When people participate in this event,” he added, “they will enjoy a top notch culinary experience while simultaneously supporting our members’ recovery process and quest for housing, employment and educational opportunities.”

Taste of Rome admission packages include 20 Taste Tickets to be used for any food/beverage vendor, one raffle entry, and live entertainment ($60.00 value). There will be a vast array of culinary options and each food and beverage item will be assigned a ticket value ranging from 2-8 tickets. A full list of vendors/sponsors can be viewed, and admission packages can be purchased at www.ElevationHouse.org.

“We are ecstatic to be hosting this event again this year,” said Erin deMesquita, Elevation House executive director. “Not only is it an amazing time, made possible by amazing people, but we know that food and beverage can bring people together like nothing else can. At Elevation House, we work to cultivate a community that comes together in solidarity and in support of one another, with shared experience and true empathy as the backbone. We are so ready and willing to break bread with our community and share our experiences.”

Elevation House welcomes all foodies, fans of live entertainment, and philanthropists to bring your appetite, your compassion and your dancing shoes, because this will be an evening to remember!

“Over the last five years, Elevation House has provided recovery support services for over 100 members of our community,” Scuvotti added. “We are extremely grateful to the corporations and individuals who have leaned in to support our mission – we could have never made it this far without them.”