Benefit on Dec. 3 at Tuscany Bistro in Tappan

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Tuscany Bistro will host a benefit called Dining for D.O.V.E. from 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 3.  A three-course $25 menu will be served during a fashion show. Proceeds will be donated to NY Presbyterian Hospital’s D.O.V.E. program, (Domestic and Other Violent Emergencies.)

All the info, in a press release, after the jump.

Planned is an elegant evening of fashion and dining featuring fashions shown throughout the night modeled by students and women of Bergen county who have volunteered their time and talent to help raise funds for a most noble cause, the D.O.V.E. program at NY Presbyterian Hospital.  D.O.V.E is a hospital sponsored program that provides comfort and advice to victims of rape and domestic violence when those victims are admitted to NY Presbyterian’s emergency room.  D.O.V.E. is staffed primarily by trained volunteer advocates who are usually the first friendly voices heard by such victims.

A new startup boutique, Milano Gowns and Dresses of Westwood, NJ, is donating designer fashions for the fundraiser.   Milano Gowns and Dresses opens for business November 16 and is located at 288 3rd Ave in Westwood,  (Phone 201-383-0970)

Tuscany Bistro executive chef and owner Valter Cianni presents fresh, irresistible Northern and Southern Italian home style cuisine. Valter began his culinary training at a very early age, learning his craft from his family of restaurateurs in Siena, Italy while working in the kitchens of their family run restaurants.  “Good food starts with good ingredients.  After that it’s a matter of imagination, skill, and understanding the concepts of interrelation and marriage of flavors and textures”, says Valter, “You always know when you’ve done it right.”

Tuscany Bistro’s samples of a very reasonable priced menu include:
Stuffed Mushrooms $6.95
Clams Oregenate or Clams Casino $6.95
Smoked Salmon Carpaccio $7.95
Pesci Costa Azzura $19.95 (lobster tail, shrimps, clams, mussels & calamari in a plum tomato sauce over capellini finish with sweet basil
Tilapia Picatta $12.95 (filet of tilapia in lemon white wine sauce finished with capers

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