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Mansion open for tea in fundraiser

Raise your tea cup during a fundraiser for Hospice Home at the historic Brookside mansion Dec. 13.

Tea and holiday treats will be served at the event, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Docents will be on hand to answer questions as you wander through the restored Victorian home, formerly known as Bass Mansion, which is located on the University of Saint Francis campus.

Advance tickets are $25.

To make reservations by Dec. 8, call 435-3212 or email krisrajchel@vnhh.org. You also can purchase tickets at Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road.

Parking for the holiday tea will be across Spring Street, with drop-off available in the mansion’s circle driveway.

Proceeds will benefit patient care in Hospice Home, which serves the terminally ill and their families.

Joseph Decuis celebrates Argentina, holidays

Joseph Decuis in Roanoke will celebrate Argentina’s wines and cuisine during a noon lunch Dec. 10.

The menu will feature a chilled seafood salad, beef empanada, grilled swordfish with chimichurri and black beans, and honey-cornbread cake with dulce de leche ice cream.

The meal is $40 (or $28 without wine), which doesn’t include tax or gratuity. Reservations are required; call 672-1715.

The restaurant also will have its annual holiday wine dinner Dec. 19. The dinner is $130 (or $90 without wine), which doesn’t include tax or gratuity. Reservations are required.

Chamber offers taste of local restaurants

On Thursday, sample a “Taste of the Chamber” at the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, 826 Ewing St.

Enjoy appetizers from Club Soda, JK O’Donnell’s, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, the Olive Twist, Pine Valley Country Club, Orchard Ridge Country Club, Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits, and several other eateries.

The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Get them at FWChamber.org or the Chamber building’s front desk.

B. Antonio’s serves soups, bottled dressing

If you’re a fan of B. Antonio’s Pizza’s house dressing, which is balsamic vinaigrette, you can buy 12-ounce bottles at both locations and online at BAntonios.com starting Thursday.

The price is $4.50.

In December, the restaurant will add beef noodle to its soup line, which includes minestrone and cream of potato. It also is bringing back the popular chicken pesto pizza.

To order, call 485-2400 (Chapel Ridge) or 490-9222 (Lima Marketplace).

Seeking menus for the holidays

If your restaurant will have special menus for Christmas or New Year’s, please let me know.

I’ll run lists in future columns.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears every Wednesday. Fax news items to 461-8893, email sscarlett@jg.net or call 461-8313.

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