An Italian Feast and Fundraiser at Mezza Luna in Princeton by the Sea


Photo from Mezza Luna.

I have to do a shout out for my dad’s friends, who are hosting a benefit at their restaurant ~MEZZA LUNA~ for one of their employee’s daughters, Isabella Messina, who suffers from Omenn’s Syndrome. ~UNA SERENATA PER ISABELLA~ is Thursday March 31st, and will feature a family-style dinner, including antipasti like meatballs with polenta, affettati misti (cold cuts); pasta al forno (a wonderful baked pasta dish); fresh fish of the day and roasted New York medallions in a wild mushroom sauce; plus assorted pastries. There will also be a lot of quality vino, and music by international tenor Pasquale Esposito.

Loads of vendors are donating goods or their time, including chef Vincenzo Cucco (Divino Restaurant), Pacific Coast Meat, Exclusive Fresh Fish, ItalFoods Inc., Romeo Winery, Pan Exotic, Villa Italia Wines, Daylight Farms, Tosco Wines, Siena Imports, Bob Stewart, and Young’s Market. $75 per person (wine, dinner, and tax included). 6:30pm-9:30pm. 459 Prospect Way, Princeton by the Sea, 650-728-8108.