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Concerned Black Men of Richmond conducts Part 1 of Etiquette Event with Youth at Franklin Military Academy

May 1, 2018 by  
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April 26, 2018

Greetings,

The Concerned Black Men of RVA recently conducted our Etiquette Pt1 event.  The event was held on Saturday the 14th at Franklin Military Academy.  It is a prerequisite to the LaGrotta Ristorante fine dining outing that will be in May.  We discussed proper dress, table settings and how they are expected to conduct themselves in this type of environment.  The Concerned Black Men of RVA have been doing this since 2011 and have progressed to a point where the mentees are instructing each other on how to tie neckties!

 

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We also played the movie “Courageous” which illustrates choices, consequences and fatherhood. This is the 2nd time we have shown this movie to our mentees and it was received very well.  Afterwards the boys were treated to lunch at McDonald’s.

Etiquette Pt 12018

We would like to again thank each of you who have donated to the Concerned Black Men of RVA.  Your support is an integral part to the success of our mission.  We strive each month to engage our youth with life enhancing experiences that will assist them in all their future endeavors.  Your support means the world to the youth that we serve!

 

Sincerely,
Timothy Mallory
President-CBM-RVA

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Etiquette Event at Ristorante La Grotta

June 11, 2017 by  
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The Concerned Black Men of Richmond had our Etiquette Pt2 event at Ristorante La Grotta on May 20th.  There were five mentors and twelve mentees in attendance.  This has been noted as our signature event by some of our members.  We always look forward to this outing.

The owners of La Grotta have opened their world class establishment for this occasion at no charge since 2010.  Andrea and Antonio Capece see the importance of instilling proper fine dining etiquette in young people.  They have witness the lack of dining protocol especially during prom season.

This year Andrea provided handouts displaying  the appropriate way to use and place utensils during a meal.  We were then served an exquisite five course meal starting with Bruschetta.  Then there was a cold thinly sliced veal appetizer with aged cheese and melon followed by  pasta with fettuccine and ravioli.  For the main course,  there was a choice of fish, veal, or chicken.  All were presented with the precision and artistry that Tony is famous for.  The dining experience would not have been completed without the Italian classic desert Tiramisu.  This was truly a meal fit for royalty!

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our waitress commented that she had never been told “thank you” so many times by patrons in her experiences serving  there!  It really made our hearts glad to hear that!

La Grotta 2017

Forgive me for digging in before taking the photo.

La Grotta 2017

Veal Scalopini!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All the food taste as good as it looks!

La Grotta 2017

Filet of Sole!

La Grotta 2017

Tiramisu!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the meal was completed,  we were given a tour of the kitchen.  One of our mentees, Malik Mayo is an aspiring sous chef. He was taken behind the line by Chef Tony to show him where he performs his magic.

La Grotta 2017

La Grotta 2017

This was truly an awesome experience for our mentees.  Special thanks goes out to Andrea & Tony Capece and the staff of Ristorante La Grotta for going the extra mile in making this event a success.

Thanks to each of you, our donors, for assisting the Concerned Black Men of Richmond in putting an esteem building program such as this together.  Words cannot express our gratitude!

God bless each of you, and we hope that you consider us for contributions in the future.

Timothy O. Mallory
President, CBM RVA

 

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Concerned Black Men of Richmond Holds Etiquette Class with Youth

May 1, 2017 by  
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Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

On April 8th the Concerned Black Men of Richmond held our Etiquette Pt 1 event.  This event serves as a prerequisite to attending the lunch that is provided by Ristorante La Grotta in May. Since 1994, Chef-Owner Antonio Capece has been captivating guest with his artistic and gifted presentations of Northern Italian cuisine.  He and his wife Andrea have opened their restaurant to our organization since 2010 and have provided a priceless experience for our youth.

 

There were 13 youth corps members and 5 mentors in attendance.  It was held at the 2nd Police Precinct on Belt Boulevard and led by William Friday.  We discussed proper behavior in a fine dining establishment, dress code expectations, table settings and the types of food that may be presented.    Several of the youth shared their past visits to La Grotta and we also demonstrated the proper way to tie a neck tie.

 

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

Etiquette Pt 1 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you all for your contributions to the Concerned Black Men of Richmond.

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