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BRIO Tuscan Grille Celebrates its Grand Opening inside Tivoli Village at Queensridge by Raising $8,000 to Benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada, April 27

BRIO Tuscan Grille Celebrates its Grand Opening inside Tivoli Village at Queensridge by Raising $8,000 to Benefit Aid for AIDS of Nevada, April 27

A fun ice sculpture for BRIO’s charity reception with AFAN served as the shrimp station during the party.

Guests enjoyed complimentary martinis, wine and small plates at BRIO’s new Las Vegas location, located inside Tivoli Village at Queensridge

BRIO’s Executive Chef Chris Horning dished up appetizers for guests to enjoy at the grand opening charity reception.

AFAN’s living dessert table, which was topped with BRIO’s signature desserts, was a hit with partygoers.

Celebrating the opening of its second Las Vegas location, BRIO Tuscan Grille inside Tivoli Village at Queensridge partnered with Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) to host a charity reception, which raised $8,000 in ticket and raffle sales to help AFAN’s fight against HIV/AIDS on Wednesday, April 27.

More than 400 guests were treated to the beautiful Tuscan inspired décor of the new restaurant as well as signature menu items at stations located throughout the restaurant. Providing guests with a variety of appetizers to enjoy, Executive Chef Chris Horning dished up small plates, which included BRIO crab and shrimp cakes, beef carpaccio, displayed on marble sheets, a variety of margherita and BBQ chicken flatbread pizzas, the crisp field of greens salad as well as the ravioli caprese. BRIO also offered guests various complimentary martinis, which are served on Thursday nights at $5 martini night starting at 4 p.m.

Patrons enjoyed the sounds of local musician, Jeremy James, who played a selection of 90’s tunes on the outdoor patio while guests relaxed and took in the stunning atmosphere. AFAN’s living dessert table was also a crowd pleaser at the event. The moveable display captured the attention of the attendees as it had a center cut out for the beautiful model to stand throughout the night to entertain and assist patrons with choosing one of BRIO’s desserts to sample.

At the end of the reception, AFAN representatives announced the winners of the raffle prizes. Guests had the opportunity throughout the night to purchase $5 raffle tickets to win amazing prizes, which included a spa package from Ritual Salon & Spa, a semester of classes from Kidville, tickets to Penn & Teller and lunch and dinner at BRIO for a year.

Located at 420 S. Rampart, suite 180 inside Tivoli Village at Queensridge, BRIO Tuscan Grille is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. BRIO features $5 Martini Night every Thursday from 4 p.m. to close and offers brunch on weekends until 3 p.m. For more information about BRIO Tuscan Grille located in Tivoli Village visit http://www.brioitalian.com/.

BRIO Tuscan Grille: BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”; which is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at http://www.brioitalian.com/ or follow the restaurant on twitter or facebook.

About Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc.
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG’s brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution.

**Photo Credit: Tonya Harvey / Photography by Tonya Harvey

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