WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – As Italian towns and villages continue to cope with the aftermath of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central part of the country Aug. 24, one Westchester eatery is doing what it can to help, according to News 12.
Pax Romana, a White Plains restaurant owned by Paul Russo and chef Chris Petitta, is donating proceeds from the sale of each Bucantini Amatriciana dish to the earthquake victims, according to News 12.
Russo and Petitta selected the pasta dish because of the meal’s origins in Amatrice, Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by last week’s quake, according to News 12.
The owners could not say how long their fundraising efforts would last, but said that they would continue until a “sizeable” amount of money was collected for the cause, according to News 12. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, more than $1,000 had been raised in just the first few days.