A gourmet dinner paired with five exquisite wines awaits attendees at Naperville CARES’s 7th annual Toasting for a Cause. The benefit will be held from 6:30-9:30PM on Mon., Nov. 5, at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in downtown Naperville.
Guests such as Dick Derrick, Janet Derrick, Bill Lymangood and Barb Lymangood, pictured here last year, will be served complimentary champagne as they arrive, and then be seated for a five-course meal. The first course will be fennel dusted sea scallops with edamame puree and grilled white asparagus; the second course, salad of duck confit, radicchio, roasted beet, charred endive, arugula and pink peppercorn goat cheese; the third course, caramelized onion and wild mushrooms, toasted pine nuts, shaved Gruyere and Buerre Rouge; the fourth course, filet mignon served with whipped sweet potatoes and braised collard greens; and the fifth course will be panna cotta with blueberry compote and a macaroon.
Each course will be expertly paired with a wine from Justin Vineyards & Winery.
The evening also will feature a couple of auction items including a dinner for ten hosted by Sullivan’s Restaurant along with a few other surprises. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to support the programs of Naperville CARES by becoming CARESGivers during the evening.
Admission is $125.00 per person; $75.00 of each ticket goes directly to support CARES and is tax-deductible. Seating is limited. Register on-line at www.napervillecares.org or call (630) 369-0200.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse is located at 244 S. Main Street in downtown Naperville.
Photo courtesy Angela Bender / Naperville CARES
Did you know? Headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, Naperville CARES is a volunteer-driven organization providing over $1.3 million in direct financial assistance and over 500 cars to Naperville families since 1999. The mission of CARES is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing emergency financial support and resources. This volunteer-driven organization has built strong networking relationships with faith communities and government and social service agencies to collaborate and coordinate services in an effort to maximize assistance while not duplicating services. In addition, the CARES Car Donation Program repairs vehicles donated by community members and provides them to eligible households that lack critical transportation to get to work, thus breaking down one of the significant barriers in the fight against poverty.