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Local Chefs at Molinari’s: It’s More Than Just Popcorn Fifth Annual SouthSide Film Festival Fundraiser

5/16/2017 – For the fifth year in a row, Molinari’s is hosting an amazing evening of gastronomical delights as several local chefs work together to bring diners a unique experience. The evening begins with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres prepared by all the chefs at 6 p.m. Monday, June 12 at Molinari’s, 322 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Participating chefs this year are Dominic Lombardo from TheMINT Gastropub, Mike Pichetto and Martin Castro from 3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Joe Bruno from grain, Melanie Lino from Lit Roastery and Bakeshop, and Geo Dodig from Molinari’s.

In addition to hors d’oeuvres, the chefs each prepare one course. Each course will be paried with a wine from South Italy Imports, which also generously donates the wine. In addition, we will have Bonn Place Brewing Co. on tap with a special saison brewed just for this event. Monocacy Coffee Co. is providing the beans for espresso and coffee to accompany the dessert course.

Tickets are $130 per person, including tax and gratuity. Half of the ticket price goes directly to the SouthSide Film Festival.

Local foodies are in the know about this special dinner, so it sells out quickly:

To purchase tickets, visit or 2017 SSFF Fundraiser Tickets

For more information about Molinari’s, visit


About the SouthSide Film Festival: The SouthSide Film Festival is an annual five-day event featuring international films, guest filmmakers, juried selections, locally produced films, seminars, and networking opportunities for filmmakers and fans of independent film. The SouthSide Film Festival is a program of The SouthSide Film Institute, a not-for-profit volunteer-run organization promoting the art of the independent filmmaker.