YWCA fundraiser Saturday features Italian dinner

The phone number for tickets was incorrect in last week’s article about the upcoming YWCA fundraiser, An Evening in Tuscany, which will help raise money to provide a safe place for people displaced by domestic violence.

The YWCA, 930 N. Monroe St., will host An Evening in Tuscany on Saturday with dinner made by former restaurant owner and chef Gina Lanza, of Amore and the Anaconda Grille in Spokane. The menu features artichoke pesto lasagna, served with a Caesar salad and an Italian dessert. Drinks and dessert will be served on the rooftop.

The money raised by the dinner and silent auction will benefit the YWCA Alternatives to Domestic Violence Safe Shelter and the women and children living there. The program also provides counseling, legal advice and support groups for those families.

Tickets are $50 per person, and the evening starts with a social hour at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets by calling community resource coordinator Melanie Wilson at (509) 863-2882 or email www.cookwithus.com or call (208) 665-0282.

Master chef teaching at Gourmet Way in Hayden

Master Chef Steve Geving will teach a class at Gourmet Way, 8222 Government Way, in Hayden on Friday.

Geving lives in Blanchard, Idaho, and is a retired master chef, the highest level of achievement certified by the American Culinary Federation. He teaches the popular Cooking with the Masters series of classes at the Blanchard Community Center.

On Friday, Geving will prepare cold strawberry crème fraîche soup, Caesar salad, Angus beef tenderloin and flaming bananas. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is $35 per person.

Reservations are required. Call Gourmet Way at (208) 762-1333 for reservations or more information.


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