Bark and Wine for Food: Dinners by Dani!

Last year’s Bark & Wine was so successful, that we ran out of food.  Yes, we had double the attendance we were expecting, and we simply ran out.  We weren’t going to let that happen again this year, but we were faced with the challenge of providing quality food fit for a wine tasting event on a non-profit rescue’s budget.  Not an easy feat!  Fortunately, we received the support of some amazing food vendors that we are proud to have at Bark & Wine 2010.  We’ll be featuring each one of our food contributors in the coming days. 

Dinners by Dani – I met Dani, who was catering a friend’s party, and was floored by her food.  Dani caters food for small intimate gatherings to large parties with hundreds in attendance.  She also prepares ready-to-go meals for busy families. 

At the party, she immediately offered stuffed mushrooms with spinach, bacon, and parmesan bread crumbs.  I ate a few more than my share!  I followed that with her signature fried olives stuffed with blue cheese.  Sounds like a strange combination, i can’t describe it, but believe me, it works.  She got me hooked on a blueberry stilton cheese.  And finally, I succumbed to one of her steak salad martinis with balsamic vinaigrette.  Absolutely delightful! 

So when I chatted with Dani about the upcoming Bark & Wine event, and Dani graciously offered to contribute food to the event,  I could have jumped over the kitchen counter, and hugged her. 

Dani has proposed to prepare for the event, mini salmon cakes with horseradish cream and a crostini with bruschetta, tapenade, etc.  The menu is still in the works, but we can’t wait!

Event Details: Valley Dogs Rescue 2nd Annual ‘Bark & Wine’ Event   

Date: Saturday 11/6/2010, 1-5pm                                                         

Place: Su Vino Winery, Old Town Scottsdale                                  

Tickets: Wine Enthusiast – $25/advance, $30/door; Non-drinker – $10/advance, $15/door

Purchase your Bark & Wine event tickets online here.

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About Valley Dogs Rescue & Veterans and Their Pets

http://www.valleydogs.org/ & www.veteransandtheirpets.org Valley Dogs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit (EIN: 26-0896950), no-kill animal rescue organization who's mission is to rescue dogs that have been abandoned, neglected, or otherwise placed in harm's way; to provide temporary housing for adoptable dogs, and to promote and encourage the responsible care of pets, especially spaying or neutering, micro-chipping and vaccination of dogs and puppies. Veterans and Their Petssm is a branch of Valley Dogs Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit (EIN:26-0896950), no-kill animal rescue organization. Our focus is to support for the animals of Veterans in need by providing veterinary care, temporary housing and food. We are based in Phoenix Arizona and are working with the Veterans Association and Veterans support organizations to identify those in need throughout the Phoenix area. We are coordinating support from other non-profit organizations that will also be providing food and other services to the Veterans animals. We are seeking support from others to help us with community outreach, transportation and foster care for a Veterans animal. We have over 40 years of combined rescue experience and knowledge.
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