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Men Who Cook to Whip Up Dinner

The annual Fat Tuesday community dinner at Barrington Presbyterian Church is Feb. 21; seating is limited, get your tickets for meal to benefit nonprofits.

If it’s Fat Tuesday it’s Men Who Cook community dinner time at Barrington Presbyterian Church.

The dinner raises money for TAP-IN and the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless. It will be served next Tuesday, Feb. 21, starting promptly at 6:30 pm in the church function room, 400 County Road.

“As in past years,” said the Rev. Patrick Notley, church pastor and one of the men who cooks, “there will be a variety of mouth-watering entrees, vegetables and salads to tempt your taste buds, as well as an assortment of delicious desserts.”

Among the dishes served last year were Louisiana lamb corn, pork tenderloin, coquillas St. Jacques (scallops in wine sauce), applesauce meatballs, carnitas carnival (shredded pork), green junk salad and jambalaya.

Desserts included blueberry cheesecake, ricotta cheesecake, vanilla bean citrus compote, four-layer chocolate cake, pecan torte, key lime pies, vanilla custard with fruit, mixed berries, lemon torte, and cherries dipped in milk chocolate.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children ages 6-12, and $40 for families. Children 5 and younger can eat free.

The dinner started about 30 years ago, said the Rev. Notley.  It is loosely based on “Mardi Gras” in New Orleans.

“Desserts are a highlight of the event,” the Rev. Notley said. “They are whipped up by Jack Hartwein-Sanchez, our dessert chef for this event for many years.”

Call the church office at 245-2218 to order your tickets. Space is limited to about 120 people. See the video of last year’s Men Who Cook dinner above.

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