Party like it’s 1966 at our “Mad Men” retro dinner

Get your ’60s groove on! Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., our “Mad Men” Retro Dinner will feature six courses with six classic retro cocktails you might find in Don Draper’s bar recipe book. It’ll be close enough to his birthday–why not?

It’s completely optional, but you’re invited to dress up in ’60s costume: we’ll be giving away two $50 Bistro 185 gift certificates, one for Best Female Costume and one for Best Male Costume. So dig those miniskirts, go-go boots, classic ties, psychedelic dresses and what-have-you out of the closet (or Mom and Dad’s closet?) and do your best Don, Betty, Roger, Peggy, Pete, Megan, or just yourself as your 1960s best (or what it might have been if you were around then, or old enough…you get the idea). You just might win!

Menu
Opening Cocktail
Kir Royale

First Course
Shrimp Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Cocktail:
Gin Rickey

Second Course
Sausage- and Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms with Herb Beurre Blanc Sauce
Cocktail: French 75

Third Course
Oysters Rockefeller
Cocktail: Negroni

Fourth Course
Retro Iceberg Wedge with Thousand Island Dressing
Cocktail: Harvey Wallbanger

Fifth Course
Beef Wellington
Cocktail:
Bourbon Old Fashioned

Sixth Course
Individual Baked Alaska
Cocktail:
Grasshopper

Cost of this event is $65 plus tax and gratuity. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy one mindblowing retro ’60s evening! Call 216.481.9635 to make your reservations now!

True Blood Dinner: our libation list is ready!

Has the thought of joining us for our “True Blood” Dinner gotten you a little thirsty for something…red? Well, our libation list for this special dinner is ready. If this menu makes your mouth water like we think it will, and you haven’t made your reservation yet, pick up the phone and call us at 216.481.9635. Then call 1.800.RED.CROSS to make your blood donation appointment!

First Course
Shrimp Fritters with Red Devil Aioli
Vampire Cocktail
Vodka Chambord Cranberry

Second Course
Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage
Red Beans and Rice
Wine
Dracula Zinfandel Paso Robles

Third Course
Roasted Red Beet and Pomegranate Salad
Balsamic Dressing
Wine
Sixth Sense Syrah

Fourth Course
Seared Ahi Tuna with Red Cherry Sauce
Wine
Vampire Chardonnay

Fifth Course
Roasted Beef Tenderloin Medallion with Red Wine Sauce
Root Vegetable Mash
Wine
Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon

Sixth Course
Red Velvet Cake with Raspberry Coulis
Wine
Sparkling Brachetto

Here are some places you can donate blood within the next week:

October 12
Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center
3636 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wickliffe Community Center
900 Worden Rd., Wickliffe
12:30-5:30 p.m.

October 13
Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center
3636 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
1:30-8 p.m.

October 14
Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center
3636 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
1:30-8 p.m.

October 15
Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center
3636 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ohio Savings Bank
1801 E. 9th St., Cleveland
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Radisson Eastlake
35000 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 16
Red Cross Warzel Blood Donation Center
3636 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Holy Grove Missionary Baptist Church
2844 E. 130th St., Cleveland
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

We’ll have more listings for you next week. Remember, while many of the creatures in True Blood may be only products of the imagination, real people need real blood every day–and in our world, there is no substitute! So make your reservations, make your appointment, give blood, and join us for the “True Blood” Dinner Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.! We promise a meal you can really sink your teeth into!