Carbone’s 9th Annual Cigar and Scotch Social

 Carbone’s 9th Annual Cigar and Scotch Social
DATE AND TIME: June 14, 2012 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Carbone's Ristorante, 588 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT 

Details About This Event:

Food, spirits, cigar and sports fans to party for a great cause during Carbone’s 9th Annual Cigar & Scotch Social June 14

Fine single malt scotch, whiskey and vodka. Rich, full-bodied cigars. A succulent variety of appetizers, fish, pasta, grilled dishes and desserts. Two of the region’s leading sports authorities. A respected charitable foundation. Every June for the past eight years, these ‘ingredients’ have brought hundreds to savor and celebrate at Hartford’s landmark South End restaurant.

Carbone’s is located at 588 Franklin Ave., Hartford, will again host its annual Cigar & Scotch Social on Thursday, June 14 beginning at 6 p.m. The event’s honorary chairs are UConn Football Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni and Colin Cowherd, commentator for ESPN Radio’s “The Herd”. Roosters Men’s Grooming Center of Glastonbury and Simsbury will bring their over-sized leather barber chairs and providing guests with the ultimate in old-fashioned shaves and neck trims.

A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Petit Family Foundation, which works to foster education of young people, especially women in the sciences; improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses and support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.

The evening’s gourmet menu includes:

·                     A montage table with dishes such as stuffed Italian long peppers, artichoke hearts salamis, grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and aged cheeses;

·                     A crostini bar featuring roasted butternut squash with fresh ricotta and truffle oil and baccala and calamari puttanesca over creamy polenta;

·                     Hand passed appetizers including hazel nut and gorgonzola stuffed prosciutto wrapped figs with aged balsamic, lobster and spinach stuffed crimini mushrooms and deep fried quail with chili sauce;

·                     A crudo bar featuring little neck clams on the half shell with hot cherry pepper and fresh lemon sauce, scungilli salad, yellow fin tuna tartar and seared Atlantic sword fish Carpaccio;

·                     A pasta bar including roasted vegetable bolognaise over fresh arugula rigatoni pasta and tenderloin braciole on fresh herb buttered maltagliati;

·                     A grill station including whole roast suckling pig with kale and quinoa citrus salad, grilled baby New Zealand lamb chops with rosemary lemon olive oil and grilled Italian style sausage with Sicilian hot and sweet peppers, and

·                     A fresh seasonal fruit ricotta sundae dessert

The evening’s libations will include Balvenie and Glenfiddich scotch, Hudson Valley and Jim Beam bourbons, Tap 357 Maple Rye Whiskey and Van Gogh Vodkas. Wine varietals from Dry Creek, Franciscan Traditional Wine Innovations, Folio Wine Partners, Qupe Wine Cellars, Vineyard Brands and Vios Wines will also be served, as will a variety of boutique beers.

Guests will be able to sample cigars from Connecticut Valley Tobacconist, a local company featuring custom blended cigars with world-renowned “Connecticut Shade” wrappers. During the evening, guests will also have the opportunity to indulge in hand rolled cigars.

Tickets for Carbone’s 9th annual Cigar & Scotch Social are $125 per person, and may be obtained by calling the restaurant at 860.296.9646 or emailing AnnMarie Brodeur ( ) or Mary-Beth Corracio ( )


About Carbone’s Ristorante


Founded by Charlie and Anthony Carbone in 1938, Carbone’s has served discerning diners with an exquisite menu and tableside preparation within their relaxed, elegant landmark restaurant in Hartford’s historic South End. Today, the family’s third generation owner, Vincent Carbone and his expert team continue to offer outstanding cuisine and an in-our-home approach to

Hartford Magazine “Best Of” Awards 2012: First Place: Best Italian Restaurant
Hartford Magazine Second Runner Up: Special Occasion
Connecticut Magazine, Readers Choice 2012 Statewide Winner, Best Italian Restaurant
Hartford Advocate: Best Of Hartford 2012: Best Catering