“Hosting the dinner was an easy decision,” says Grill Room manager Meghan Madden. “We wanted to do something fun and give people a reason to come out in the summer and participate in a nice event. I’m a regular fundraiser for Autism Speaks, so the cause immediately came to mind.”
The hors d’oeuvres course, featuring Domaine St. Michelle Brut Sparkling Wine, will begin at 6:30 p.m. The silent auction and raffles will also open at that time. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and has several menu choices to please a variety of palates:
Clos du Bois Reserve Chardonnay
Baked Grouper with toasted almonds and limoncello cream
Micro greens with onions, orange segments, Tarragon oil
Clos du Bois Reserve Merlot
Roast Cornish hens stuffed with pork and prunes
Butternut squash and cranberry sauce
Clos du Bois Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Tenderloin Au Poivre, Dijon brandy cream
Endive and radicchio salad, balsamic vinaigrette
“The Clos Du Bois wines are some of the most recognizable on our list and they have been an excellent partner for other events we have done this year,” Madden says. “The Reserve wines are excellent, and the dishes we’ll be serving were selected to complement them.”
Silent auction items are also being collected to suit a variety of tastes. Highlights of the offerings include:
• Two round trip tickets anywhere in the U.S., courtesy of Southwest Airlines
• Getaway to North Captiva including two nights and three days at the Point House, lunch at Barnacle Phil's and transportation via Island Girl Charters
• Coconut Point getaway including one night's stay at the Hyatt Place plus shopping and dining gift certificates
• Four tickets to see Shinedown at Germain Arena on July 21.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $60 per person. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Elly Hagen at 239-994-3927 or email@example.com.
About Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services was founded in New Jersey in 1975 with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. In 1996, Eden Autism Services Florida was founded to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services Florida’s services range from comprehensive outreach, including program consultations and early intervention, to 12-month education for school age students and residential and employment services for adults. For more information, contact Taire Malloy at 239-992-4680, extension 206 or Eden.florida@
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization. Since its inception in 2005, Autism Speaks has made enormous strides, committing over $142.5 million to research through 2014 and developing innovative new resources for families. The organization is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.autismspeaks.org.