SOURCE: Marani Brands, Inc.

October 23, 2013 09:45 ET

Marani Brands Inc., Participates With Clay Oven Chef and Bloomingdale's to Host Upcoming Fundraiser "Evening of Food & Philanthropy"

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - Marani Brands, Inc. (OTC Pink: MRIB) participates with Clay Oven Chef and Bloomingdale's to host upcoming fundraiser "Evening of Food & Philanthropy."

Marani Brands, Inc. will host the Vodka Bar with Internationally recognized chef, restaurateur and food columnist Geeta Bansal, owner of the Clay Oven in Irvine. They will join Bloomingdale's for the inaugural Food & Philanthropy: A Celebration of Life & the Fight Against Breast Cancer benefiting Hoag Hospital Foundation on Sunday, October 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bloomingdale's in Fashion Island. The popular Indian gastronome has enlisted some of her friends, who just happen to be some of the county's top chefs, to prepare an eclectic array of tasting plates for the evening. They include Amar Santana of Broadway by Amar Santana, Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub, Eric Samaniego of Little Sparrow, Pierre Albaladejo of Park Hyatt Aviara and James Hamamori of Hamamori. Tickets are $100 each with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Hoag Hospital Foundation and specifically the Breast Center. Doctors Melvin Silverstein, Allyson Brooks and Gary Levine, all of whom are international experts in this field of medicine will be the honored guests.

Among the other highlights of the red carpet event are wine bar sponsored by Hess Family Wines & Young's Market, vodka cocktails, fromage bar by Surfas and pink macaroons by Lette's. Also planned are an informal fashion show of high-end jewelry and furs and live jazz.

"As a survivor I am delighted to be a part of this important fundraiser whose entire proceeds will benefit a cause that is dear to my heart and the Hoag Hospital Foundation," said Bansal. "I am honored to be working alongside some of the region's top chefs who are lending their creativity and talents to create a superlative and eclectic menu. Whether you favor sushi, Indian, contemporary American, French or Mediterranean, there will be something for everyone. Add to that live entertainment, fine wines, top notch vodka cocktails and an atmosphere of celebration, this event promises to be unforgettable."

About Marani Brands Inc.

Marani Brands, Inc. develops, positions, markets and distributes fine wine and spirit products in the United States. Its signature product "Marani Vodka," is an ultra-premium vodka manufactured exclusively for Marani in Armenia. It is made from late-harvest Armenian winter wheat, distilled three times, filtered twenty-five times and then, through a proprietary process, is aged in oak barrels lined with honey and skimmed dried milk to give it its unique taste. Marani Vodka was awarded the Gold Medal in the prestigious International Spirit Competition, held in San Francisco, California, in both 2004 and 2007 and the coveted Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences in 2008 and 2009. Please enjoy Marani brands responsibly and in moderation.

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