• Cioppino Dinner

  • Fri, 02/07/2020 at 6:00 pm
  • Valdez Hall
    700 M St
    93721 Fresno
Cioppino Dinner - Valdez Hall - Fresno

Prior to the doors opening to receive the dinner guests, loaves of sourdough bread, plates of butter, bottles of red and white wine and an antipasto platter of appetizers are placed on every table. The Dinner: As evening arrives, guests continue to filter in, Rotaract students from Fresno State sell raffle tickets for exceptional prizes. The displays of wonderful silent auction items are available for you to peruse, with fantastic bargains assured.Around 7:15 PM, large buckets of perfectly seasoned steamed clams appear, and the feeding frenzy commences. The elegant dinner progresses to a delicious and crisp lettuce salad topped with baby bay shrimp, and bellies begin to fill. Soon, the piece d’ resistance is served….large bowls of crab, shrimp and seafood Cioppino, stewing in our exquisite broth lovingly prepared by dedicated Rotarian chefs. The meal concludes with each guest being served an Italian dessert.Post Dinner: Does the event end here? No way !!! The silent auction tables are closed, and there is a short live auction of abundantly special items. By the time you leave the event, all you can say is “Wow!”…. or “belch”. On behalf of the members of the East Fresno Rotary Club, grateful thanks are extended to each of the valued Sponsors, Partners, Patrons and Advertisers featured throughout this publication, and to each dinner guest who makes this annual event a success. The true beneficiaries are those charitable recipients of all proceeds from this event.