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

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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.

More information at www.7daysforsids.com.

E-mail pcampbell@enquirer.com




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