Wine, food, and fashion intermingle this April

Designed by Troy Anthony

Wine tasting, food sampling and fashion showcasing is on the agenda for a Saturday evening at The Library Wine Bar & Bistro, Wallingford’s venue known for offerings of local wine from Gouveia Vineyards and a menu that reflects the owner’s Portuguese heritage.

“A Taste of Fashion” will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. and offers an evening of creative brilliance with a fashion show by local designer Troy Anthony. His newest, romantic fashion pairs ready-to-wear designs with the color palette of Gouveia Vineyards‘ fine wines. During the fashion show, guests will enjoy complementary wine tastings and light fare prepared by The Library Wine Bar and Bistro culinary experts and enhanced by Enotre Delicato, an Italian, virgin olive oil brand quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. In charge of the olive oil drizzling is guest Chef Kashia Diaz, the executive director of My City Kitchen, the benefactor of the fashion charity. Known for educating children and adults in the culinary arts, Chef Diaz has been holding classes regularly at the Meriden Public Library.

Advance tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at or at the door on the night of the event for $50. Music provided by DJ T-Mic.

My City Kitchen, Inc.  (MCK) is a non-profit culinary arts educational organization led by Executive Director Chef Kashia Diaz. Using cooking to bring communities together, Chef Kashia has educated hundreds of young students and adults from Connecticut to Trinidad in food preparation and helping them foster a passion for the culinary arts with a focus on healthy cooking. A graduate of Lincoln Culinary Institute and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners based in Costigliole-D’Asti, Italy, Chef Kashia is the U.S. representative for Enotre Oil Company, an Italian-based oliver grower, harvester and producer of extra virgin olive oil (

To learn more, please go to and follow on Facebook and Twitter @mycitykitchen.

A supporter of local community-strengthening opportunities, Troy Anthony has collaborated with My City Kitchen’s Chef Kashia Diaz to unite the tastes of food and wine with the creativity that fuels his passion for designing clothing that enhances the beauty of his clients. A two-time guest designer at Hartford Fashion Week, he has been designing for 12 years and showcasing his creations at more than 75 fashion shows from Tampa to Las Vegas. In addition to holding private consultations in which he custom designs for his clients, Troy was recently invited to showcase one of his fashion lines at a Super Bowl event in Houston and an Oscars-themed AIDS charity in Hartford.

To learn more about Troy Anthony, please go to and follow on Facebook: @Troy.Anthony; Instagram: @TroyAnthonyFashion; and Twitter: TroyAnthony81. (end)