Appetizers
October 20, 2010
A feast of buffet foods and desserts at 'Cause to Celebrate'

By Allen Pierleoni
apierleoni@sacbee.com

Two restaurants at Town & Country Village will offer good reasons to celebrate from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 during the annual "A Cause to Celebrate" fundraising event. It will feature a feast of buffet foods, wine and beer, music and a live auction.

As for cuisine, Buonarroti Italian restaurant owner Daniel Alcantaro says he will offer a tasting menu of chicken, meatballs, fried ravioli, house-made gnocchi, butternut squash risotto, pizza from a wood-fired oven, bruschetta, and baked Brie studded with walnuts and cranberries, drizzled with truffle honey and baked in phyllo dough.

At the nearby Terrace restaurant, owners Michael and Margo Powers plan a spread of desserts as an evening-topper. The sweets will include custard layered pound cake, rocky road torte, chocolate cups with peanut butter mousse, and white chocolate with peanuts and puffed rice.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 at the door, at (916) 482-2370, Ext. 333, and www.crhkids.org. "Celebrate" attendees will receive a $20 gift certificate for use at participating Town & Country Village stores.

"Celebrate" will benefit the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento, which serves as a safety net for abused and neglected children. Town & Country Village is at Marconi and Fulton avenues, Sacramento.

Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.

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