Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Celebrity Wait Night: Ghouls, Glamour and Glitz!

The Toledo Opera Guild is moving its annual Celebrity Wait Night to the fall this year and reveling in the seasonal spirit in Hollywood Halloween style! The fundraising event will be held on Oct. 23 at LaScola Italian Grill and it promises to be as fabulous an evening as ever before!

Guests are encouraged to glam it up in fabulous costume, as well as to be extra generous when "tipping" your table waiter. All proceeds directly benefit the amazing Toledo Opera. We will again welcome 13abc Chief Meteorologist Jay Berschback as a special guest waiter, and you may choose from among these wonderful TOG supporters and waiters:

Gabe Barrow; Barbara Brown; Cathy & Keven Fifer; Tim Hanson; Ed Hoffman; Bonnie Wrobel and Shelli & Mark Jacobs; Elaina Kfouf and Kelly Kotchetov; Suzanne Rorick and Maureen Brown; Diane Rusk and John Donofrio;Traci Scwann and Megan Kabour and Lexi Schwann.

Tickets are $45 per person; RSVP by Oct. 16. The Bob Rex Trio will offer live music as cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The restaurant is located at 5375 Airport Highway, Toledo. Contact event chair Barbara Brown at 419-475-9534 to register or for more information.

MENU: Guests will dine on Salad Di Casa (house salad), mixed greens with grape tomatoes and gorgonzola tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette; choice of entree; and caramel pecan tiramisu, lady finger cookies layered with sweet mascarpone, caramel, pecans and whipped cream. Entree choices include New York strip steak: a choice center-cut steak with porcini mushroom butter sauce, vegetables and potato lasagna; Lake Superior whitefish: a fillet sautéed in a pecan-polenta crust with porcini butter sauce and vegetables; cheese manicotti: rolled pasta filled with herbed ricotta topped with marinara, alfredo and pesto sauces; and chicken Marsala: chicken sautéed and flamed with Marsala wine, wild mushrooms and shallots.

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