Spaghetti Dinner

Sunny With a Chance of Meatballs

Jody Adams and Sherry Hughes at the Spaghetti Dinner.

Few things on the fall calendar beat the Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Women’s Lunch Place.

Held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, the event drew do-gooders such as celebrity chef Jody Adams, Microsoft muckety muck Kate Shamon, the statuesque Sonia Garufi, luscious redhead Stephanie Carrigg, banking babe Dyan
and her handsome other half, Rob Serio, catering mogul Neal Balkowitsch and his husband, Donald Nelson, tall-drink-of-water Courtney Atherly, sportswoman Ruth Bernstein (a 5-foot-1-inch, two-time Brandeis University Hall of Famer for basketball), kitchen angel Sherry Hughes, society photographer Cheryl Richards, honorees Anne and David Bromer, invaluable volunteer Susan Cook, Swampscott party pair Sherice and Aaron Siegel, force-to-be-reckoned-with Vivian Li and so on and so forth.

Flutists piped the crowd from the cocktail reception into dinner, which was served by one designated “chef” at each table donning an apron and a toque.

The evening’s best remark: “My date just texted to say she’ll be here in 10 minutes. That means she’s still in Wellesley.” ◆

Avez-vous dish? Dirt? A spectacular social occasion? Call J.S. at 617-859-1400, ext. 303, or send an email to

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