Le Bistro & jeu.de.jupe Deliver High Tea & High Fashion in Walnut Creek On May 5, 2007 -- Benefit For Youth Homes Organized by Walnut Creek Residents Bob & Cris Tarozzi

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Walnut Creek, CA, residents, Bob and Cris Tarozzi, in conjunction with Walnut Creek French restaurant, Le Bistro (1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, telephone: +1 925 407-8000) and European retail clothier, jeu.de.jupe (1519 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, +1 925 932-8122) will produce a Tea & Fashion Show to benefit Youth Homes, Inc. Youth Homes, Inc. (http://www.youthhomes.org), a non-profit organization that provides high quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County. Three seatings are available on Saturday, May 5, 2007 -- the first from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the second seating from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the third seating from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seats are limited (48 seats per setting), so advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $50 each per seat (60% of all ticket sales are being donated to Youth Homes).

Youth Homes is very fortunate to have champions like Bob and Cris Tarozzi. Through the combined efforts of Bob, Cris, Le Bistro and jeu.de.jupe, Youth Homes outreach and education to the community at large is expanding

Youth Homes, Inc. (http://www.youthhomes.org), a non-profit organization that provides high quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents in Contra Costa County, today announced it will be the beneficiary of a Tea and Fashion Show on May 5, 2007, produced by Walnut Creek residents Bob and Cris Tarozzi in conjunction with Walnut Creek French restaurant, Le Bistro (1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, telephone: +1 925 407-8000) and European retail clothier, jeu.de.jupe (1519 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, +1 925 932-8122). Three seatings are available, the first from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the second seating from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the third seating from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Seats are limited (48 seats per setting), so advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $50 each per seat (60% of all ticket sales are being donated to Youth Homes). For information or to purchase tickets contact:

Le Bistro            jeu.de.jupe            Youth Homes, Inc.
1606 North Main Street    1519 North Main Street     1291 Oakland Boulevard    
Walnut Creek, CA 94596    Walnut Creek, CA 94596    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
+1 925 407-8000            +1 925 932-8122     +1 925 933-2627
http://www.lebistro.fr         http://www.jeudejupe.com     http://www.youthhomes.org

"My husband, Bob, and I decided to bring awareness to one of Walnut Creek's best kept secrets, Youth Homes. What better way than to host a fund raiser with our friends at our favorite restaurant, LeBistro?" said Cris Tarozzi, Walnut Creek resident and organizer of this benefit. "We're very lucky to live in Walnut Creek, and Bob and I believe in a strong sense of community, everyone needs to feel that they belong. We're very proud of the good work at Youth Homes, and want them to have continued success!"     

Chef Jean-Paul of Le Bistro will prepare every sandwich, all the specialty breads and each tart, sugar choux and éclair early on the morning of May 5th to insure their freshness. Attendees will be presented with a 3-tiered stand with an abundance of delightful delicacies and tea of their choice. jeu.de.jupe will highlight women's European fashions from France and Italy with new designs arriving this spring.

"Youth Homes is very fortunate to have champions like Bob and Cris Tarozzi. Through the combined efforts of Bob, Cris, Le Bistro and jeu.de.jupe, Youth Homes outreach and education to the community at large is expanding," said Stuart McCullough, Executive Director of Youth Homes. "The Tea and Fashion Show not only show case the work we do at Youth Homes, but provide a comfortable social setting for many in the community to enjoy."

Le Bistro's donation to Youth Homes includes use of the restaurant, event staff, a reduction in the actual cost of the tea service and a donation to the gift bags raffled at the event (three bags per seating). Donated items in gift bags include:
•Potted plants to accent any home decor from Bob and Cris Tarozzi
•$25 gift certificate for Le Bistro dining, complements of Chef Jean-Paul and Kathleen Peluffo
•Three jeu.de.jupe logo'd T-shirts from jeu.de.jupe (one per seating)
•Bottle of French wine, courtesy of International Vineyards, Mr. Bernard Bouchet
•Wedding Planner CDs from nouvelle image, Mr. Eric Mayer
•And, chocolates from Moonstruck of Walnut Creek

jeu.de.jupe will also donate 10% of each sale made the afternoon following the Tea and Fashion Show to Youth Homes. In addition to the gift bag donations from the various local vendors, Jory's Flowers of Walnut Creek will kindly donate the floral arrangement for the entry of Le Bistro.

About Le Bistro -- Le Bistro...a French place to eat in Walnut Creek
The concept of Le Bistro is based on fresh, organic and local ingredients prepared "a la minute". Chef Jean-Paul Peluffo was born in a pot and raised in the kitchen. Like his father and his grandfather before him, they are chef-owners. Jean-Paul's career started at age of five making pastry along side his father. His career has taken him from his native Nice, France, to the Ivory Coast, Las Hadas, Mexico, as the Corp. Executive Chef for Celebrity Cruise Line, the prestigious honor as Executive Chef at the G8 Summit in Genoa, Italy (designing and executing the meals for all the Heads of State attending), to downtown Walnut Creek, CA. The food, the music, the atmosphere and the mood of the Chef are all authentic ... true French.

Under the calm of French melodies playing in the background, owner Kathleen Peluffo warmly greets visitors as her husband Chef Jean-Paul crafts fresh and seasonal fare from Nice. Located at 1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 since 2002, Le Bistro offers traditional Southern French cuisine. Open lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday (lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.). For information regarding the monthly specials or to make reservations, please visit http://www.lebistro.fr, email info @ lebistro.fr or call +1 925 407-8000.

About jeu.de-jupe
jeu.de.jupe opened in Winter of 2005 on Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA, a shopping paradise for the San Francisco East Bay communities. The owners of jeu.de.jupe are friends, women with diverse backgrounds, which add to the uniqueness of this "house of style". jeu.de.jupe offers original and authentic European fashion that is recognizable to those who have traveled to France, Italy, Spain, etc. The owners continuously research new brands and are dedicated to only carrying unique styles.

The owners have a passion for fashion, as well as a strong concern for the environment; therefore jeu.de.jupe's design is environmentally friendly: it has cork flooring, no-VOC paints, bamboo clothing racks and shopping bags made from recycled paper with soy ink. jeu.de.jupe donates to several local schools in Walnut Creek, as well as to the Arts.

jeu.de.jupe is located at 1519 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (across the street from Prima Restaurant) and is open Sunday and Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. For further information please visit http://www.jeudejupe.com, call +1 925 932-8122 or contact the store at info @ jeudejupe.com

About Youth Homes, Inc.
Youth Homes Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been in operation for 40 years, providing California counties with high quality residential treatment programs for abused and neglected children and adolescents. Current programs focus on providing residential treatment in Contra Costa County. The agency provides a safe and supportive environment for 30 boys and girls in five State-licensed facilities, 24 hours a day.

The organization was founded in Contra Costa in 1964, when a group of concerned citizens responded to articles in the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune which exposed Juvenile Halls overcrowding with children who could no longer remain in their homes, most often through no fault of their own.

For further information, to send donations and ask questions, please contact Youth Homes, Inc., 1291 Oakland Boulevard, P. O. Box 5759, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-1759, +1 925 933-2627, fax: +1 925 933-5824 or send email to help @ youthhomes.org.

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