Casa D’Angelo’s 15th Annual ‘A Taste of Italy’ Dinner and Wine Auction Raises $127,000 for PACE Center for Girls Broward

On Tuesday, June 6, Casa D’Angelo’s Founder and Chef Angelo Elia, hostedthe15thAnnual ‘A Taste of Italy’ benefitting PACE Center for Girls Broward.

More than 125 guests attended the event, co-chaired by Thomas and Lynne Coon, which raised $127,000 to help fund year-round academic, counseling and life skills services for girls enrolled at PACE Center for Girls Broward.

The evening’s festivities began with a reception followed by a fast-paced auction of premium wines and vacation/entertainment packages. After the auction, guests dined on a four-course Tuscan dinner prepared by Chef Angelo. Additionally, philanthropist Rose Miniaci was honored for her generous contributions to the community.

Since its inception, A Taste of Italy’, has raised more than $900,000 with the mission to build better futuresfor young women through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

About Casa D’Angelo
Casa D’Angelo is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale and is the perfect setting for your next special dinner or private party. Chef Angelo Elia is widely recognized as a culinary star and one of the best Italian chefs in South Florida. His flagship Italian restaurant, Casa D’Angelo, is in Fort Lauderdale and the Boca Raton location is on Palmetto Park Blvd. near Mizner Park. Come experience our Italian Tuscan-style cuisine in a romantic setting. Check out our nightly specials paired with one of the largest wine selections in South Florida. Casa D’Angelo plays host to a number of charitable and special dining events throughout the year, so be sure to check their website – – for the most up- to-date information. Chef Angelo Elia has also opened Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar, Tapas in Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, Coral Springs and Delray Beach.  Angelo Elia Pizza is an upscale Italian eatery and wine bar which offers a modern take on traditional Tuscan pizzas, tapas and paninis in a chic, spacious setting. Chef Angelo’s newest dining concept to open is Angelo Elia The Bakery Bar in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, please visit

About PACE Center for Girls Broward

PACE Center for Girls Broward is a year round nonprofit, gender responsive program for girls raging from age 11 to age 17. Established in 1992, PACE Broward has served over 6,000 girls since its inception. PACE Broward is one of the 19 PACE Centers across the state of Florida that collectively serve 900 girls a day. For more information on PACE Broward’s services call 954.561.6939 ext. 3827 or visit