Sunday, June 8, 2003

Eat and drink well, feel good about it

Fight against SIDS to benefit from restaurant donations

By Polly Campbell
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Le Cezanne of Wyoming owners Fabrice Collot and Martine Delcroix-Collot will host a crepe party June 17.
Where to eat out for a good cause:

Starting on Friday and continuing for a week, Greater Cincinnati restaurants will participate in 7 Days for SIDS, a fund-raiser for the Sudden Infant Death Network of Ohio.

The impetus for the event comes from Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel, who lost an infant daughter to SIDS a year ago. Originally, the de Cavels planned to put together a benefit dinner for SIDS at his restaurant, Jean-Robert at Pigall's, downtown. But, according to Jill Z. McBride, a friend of the deCavels, a bigger project took off when other restaurants wanted to get involved.

Rather than having restaurants make a specific contribution, the event is set up to allow restaurants to contribute in whatever way they want.

Events range from a $20 buffet at Cock and Bull English Pub in Covington to a $100 dinner at Carlo and Johnny in Montgomery.

Some restaurants will donate part - or all - of the proceeds from one evening. Others will have a donations box.

Here are some events that require reservations:

• Jean-Robert at Pigall's, downtown, will host a multicourse wine dinner 7 p.m. June 17 and 18. Cost: $200 per person. 721-1345.

• At Carlo and Johnny, a six- or seven-course tasting menu will be offered 8 p.m. Friday. Cost: $100 per person; 100 percent of proceeds will be donated. 936-8600.

• Dave Avolos of Chokolate Morel in Mason will designate one tapa and one bottle of wine for the benefit. Order it and the profits go to the fund-raiser. He's also putting together a wine tasting dinner for Friday and Saturday. Cost: $60 per person. 754-1146.

• Downtown at Maisonette June 16, 5 percent of all proceeds of the evening will be donated, plus you can make reservations for a special $150 tasting menu. 721-2260.

• The Moy brothers at China Gourmet in Hyde Park will create a four-course Chinese dinner and wine tasting for 7 p.m. June 17. Cost: $60 per person. 871-6612.

• Le Cezanne in Wyoming will host a French crepe party for $24.95 per person at 6 p.m. June 17. 948-9399.

• Daveed's in Mount Adams will charge $50 per person for a Cult California Wine Tasting at 6:30 p.m. June 17. 721-2665.

• A dinner of small courses of Spanish cuisine matched with Spanish wine will be served 7 p.m. June 17 at Wildflour in Covington. Cost: $75 per person. (859) 581-1000.

• Boca in Northside will have a wine dinner for $150 per person 6:30 p.m. June 18. 542-2022.

• Cock and Bull English Pub in Covington will put English specialties in a buffet, along with a tasting of English beer, for $20, 6-8 p.m. June 19. (859) 581-4253.

Participating restaurants and businesses where reservations are not needed:

• La Petite Pierre will donate 100 percent of profits from dinner on June 18.

• Fifty percent of sales of a special entree at Aioli Bistro, downtown, Friday and Saturday will be earmarked for the benefit.

• Dewey's will provide a dollar-for-dollar match to funds collected at its four locations (Oakley, Newport, Clifton and Symmes Township) from Friday through June 19.

• Latin Quarter in Mariemont and Vineyard Cafe and Wine Room in Hyde Park will donate 5 percent of sales Friday through June 19.

• La Normandie, downtown, will donate 5 percent of sales June 16.

• Palomino, downtown, will donate money from a cocktail party, with reduced-price drinks and appetizers, 3-6 p.m. June 16.

• The Iron Horse Inn in Glendale will donate 10 percent of dinner sales June 17.

• The Tavern Restaurant Group (deSha's, Nicholson's and the Pub at Rookwood Mews) will donate 10 percent of sales June 17.

• The Ridge Market in Pleasant Ridge will donate 10 percent of purchases June 17. Turn in all shopping receipts at Dilly Wines before leaving.

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