YORBA LINDA, CA…
Robert Sarai, the innovative restaurateur of Fitness Pizza & Grill, and the newly minted Versai the Wine Bar, knows his neighbors need help after suffering losses caused by recent fires that destroyed more than 150 homes in the city.
Teaming up with DirectBuy of Orange County, the versatile Sarai announced plans to host a wine and food event on Wednesday, January 14, at his elegant wine bar to help contribute relief to fire victims. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
He states, “We are all affected when disaster strikes, and our impulse is first to help our neighbors and support their rebuilding efforts. We will pull out all stops to make this event delicious, effervescent, and memorable.”
Sarai, a DirectBuy member, was thrilled when Geoff and Ann Rocke, co-owners of the members-only showroom, offered guests at the event the chance to win a free DirectBuy membership. So, in addition to an evening of fabulous food, wine and entertainment, the $85 cost for admission gives each attendee an automatic entry in the drawing for the membership, valued in excess of $5,000.00.
Moreover, Sarai has added that 50 percent of all proceeds for the event be donated to victims of the fires. Guests can sample wines from the Old and New worlds with plenty to eat. These dishes include a cheese-fruit platter, beef and chicken kabob sauté, coconut shrimp, crab cakes, kobe beef lobster and spinach ravioli, finished with an assortment of desserts. “You can be assured that no one participating in this fundraiser will go away hungry,” Sarai asserts.
“Robert is a fine person, makes delicious food, pours and sells a variety of wines, and is an outstanding member of the business community in Yorba Linda. I am also proud he is a happy member of DirectBuy,” Rocke says. “We live in a great place, and when something as unpredictable as wild fires attacks our community, we’ve got to step up to help.”
Guests who attend this event can sip and stock up on wine for gift giving and entertaining. In addition to the food and wine, guests will mingle with live sensational music. “We live in interesting times, we want to help our neighbors directly and bring a little happiness into the situation,” Rocke says.
Rocke adds he intends to stock up on wines himself. “Great selection and value—that’s what makes Versai the Wine Bar so appealing. We look forward to supporting our neighbors and this is more than fine food and wine pairings—it is a pair of local businesses reaching out.”
As you walk into Versai the Wine Bar you will feel as though you’ve journeyed to Europe and other ports of California with just the right level of cozy intimacy. Versai is draped with twinkling grape vines and elegantly lit candle chandeliers add to the enchantment as you explore a wall to wall wooded cherry bar with custom vintage architectural design. This ambience sets the stage for a memorable experience. This upscale chateau tasting room is committed to excellent hospitality always eager to please and delight its guests.
About Fitness Pizza & Grill and Versai the Wine Bar
The award-winning Fitness Pizza & Grill was established in 1989 and is located one block east of the Richard Nixon Library in the heart of Yorba Linda, California. Due to its overwhelming success, a second Fitness Grill was established in 1991 in the urban downtown area of Brea. Fueled by his culinary instincts. Robert most recently invented a new “haute spot”, a wine bar extending the Fitness Pizza and Grill concept by offering healthy and tasty combinations of savory food selections accompanied by world class vintages. Fitness Pizza & Grill Awards include: Best of OC Dining Spot 2007, The Zagat Award and YELP.
About Versai, the Wine Bar
Zagat rated Versai the Wine Bar, adjacent to the original restaurant at 18248 Imperial Highway. Versai has its own distinct personality and opened with great consumer acclaim on April 16, 2008. Versai the Wine Bar offers a vast array of vintages from around the world in a chateau room environment, with knowledgeable wine ambassadors able to inform serious wine buffs and newbies alike. Versai the Wine Bar urges everyone to sign up for announcements of upcoming travels through the wine regions of the world. See our calendar of events at www.versaithewinebar.com. Please visit also www.fitnessgrill.com.
DirectBuy, the members-only showroom and home design center that offers merchandise at manufacturer-direct prices, opened its full-service design showroom in Anaheim Hills, California in July of 2007. DirectBuy of Northeast Orange County is located at 4925 East Hunter Avenue, and offers area residents a vast array of items, including kitchen cabinets, flooring, lighting, and major appliances, from more than 700 top manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. For more information please visit www.directbuy.com.