'Men Who Cook' at It Again Tuesday
The Barrington Presbyterian Church hosts its annual community dinner on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 pm.
It's Fat Tuesday on Tuesday, Feb. 12. That means it’s time for the annual "Men Who Cook" community dinner at Barrington Presbyterian Church.
The dinner usually raises about $1,500 each year for TAP-IN and the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless. It starts at 6:30 pm in the church function room, 400 County Road.
There are always a variety of mouth-watering entrees, vegetables and salads and an assortment of desserts that always tend to be a highlight of the event.
Jack Hartwein-Sanchez has been the dessert chef for the event for many years. Last year, he whipped up strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate, cherries dipped in chocolate, pecan pie, key lime pie, three separate cheesecakes and carrot cake topped with edible flowers.
Among the entrees served last year: Beef stew. Spinach salad. Spaghetti pie. Cranberry pork tenderloin. Caesar salad. Green junk jello. Dominican red beans and rice. Gumbo. Swedish meatballs.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children 5 and older, and $40 for families. Children 5 and younger eat free.
The dinner started about 30 years ago, said the Rev. Patrick Notley. It is loosely based on “Mardi Gras” in New Orleans.
Call the church office at 245-2218 For tickets or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to about 120 people.