The inspirational partnership between two Kirvin Doak clients panned out picturesque on the evening of April 27 as BRIO Tuscan Grille and Aid for AIDS of Nevada coincided to host a grand opening celebration at Tivoli Village that raised more than $8,000 for people battling HIV/AIDS in Southern NV. Located in the shadows of the Strip, the Tuscan inspired retail Mecca plays home to BRIO’s second location in Las Vegas.

The community came out in full force to support the cause, filling the restaurant with more than 400 bodies. Raving about the Tuscan inspired venue, attendees enjoyed authentic Italian delights while sipping on specialty cocktails.

A hand carved ice sculpture, incorporating both BRIO and AFAN logos, acted as both a centerpiece and serving tray to chilled shrimp. Without being able to resist, I nibbled on toasted ravioli, beef Carpaccio, fresh fruit and couldn’t pass up the tiramisu elegantly displayed on the living desert tray (pictured below.) Living up to all my expectations, the food was spectacular!

Local artist, Jeremy James played hit tunes on the patio as guest mingled with new and old friends on the beautiful evening.  The raffle was the hit of the benefit, with prizes ranging from Penn & Teller tickets, a spa package and even lunch and dinner at BRIO for a year! Everyone came out a winner as BRIO offered complimentary bruschetta tickets to all attendees who entered the raffle.

As we toast to a successful event, we can look forward to watching the synergetic relationship blossom and hope for many partnerships like this to form in the future.