Inaugural Taste of Rome event to benefit Elevation House

Monday, Apr. 17, 2023–9:20 a.m.

-News Release-

This spring, for the first time, local nonprofit Elevation House will host Taste of Rome presented by Owens Financial Group, on Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk. Expect a lively evening overlooking the river filled with fine cuisine and culinary flair from at least 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, and amazing raffle opportunities! 

Taste of Rome admission packages include 25 Taste Tickets to be used for any food/beverage vendor, one raffle entry, and live entertainment ($50.00 value). There will be a vast array of culinary options at the Taste of Rome 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

This will be the first tasting event Rome has seen since 2018. Taste of Rome will replace the Beautiful Minds Gala as the signature annual fundraiser for Elevation House.

“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 serious 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 the quest for housing, employment, and educational opportunities.”

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 four years, Elevation House has provided recovery support services for over 100 members of our community,” Scuvotti said. “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.”

To learn more about Elevation House, purchase Taste of Rome tickets, and view partnership opportunities, visit

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