Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 Celebrity Wait Night: All That Jazz

Hey, Daddy-o, the coolest cats are in the mix for a hep gig at the most jumping joint in town!

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The Toledo Opera Guild is planning a Celebrity Wait Night with an "All That Jazz" theme on Jan. 25, 2016, at LaScola Italian Grill in Toledo.

The Bob Rex Trio will offer some swinging jazz tunes while guests gather in support of our illustrious Toledo Opera. The fundraising event is being organized by guild members Barbara Bettinger, Mary Beaber and JoAnn Phipps.

Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. that Monday, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the restaurant, 5375 Airport Highway.

Cost is $45 per person, which includes salad, choice of entrée, and dessert (see menu below). RSVP by Jan. 21. Please indicate your meal and waiter preference.

Invitations have been mailed; to request extras, please contact Barbara Bettinger at 419-392-8020 or download them from the guild's Facebook event page. The more the merrier!

LaScola staff will be tending tables and serving the meal, and our celebrity waiters will entertain guests and collect "tips" that directly support Toledo Opera.

Guests are encouraged to dress in jazz-era or fine dining attire. If you feel like cutting a rug or scatting to the smokin' beats, you go right ahead!


Salad di Casa: mixed greens, grape tomatoes and gorgonzola cheese tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette
Entrées: Cheese Manicotti: rolled pasta with herbed ricotta topped with marinara, alfredo and pesto sauces; New York Strip: choice center-cut steak with porcini mushroom butter sauce, vegetables and potato lasagna; Lake Superior Whitefish: pecan-polenta-crusted sautéed fillet with porcini butter sauce and vegetables; Chicken Marsala: chicken sautéed and flamed with Marsala wine, wild mushrooms and shallots
Dessert: Caramel Pecan Tiramisu: lady finger cookies layered with sweet mascarpone cheese, caramel, pecans and whipped cream


Barbara Baker & Diane Rusk
Barbara Brown
Joel & Clare Gorski
Randy & Janna Lake
Joann Phipps & Pam Pilz
Paul & Kathy Manol
Linda McBee
Suzanne Rorick
Sandra Seiple
Mike & Sharon Sordyl
Jane Wurth
Sheriff John Tharp