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Carne Cruda is a Hispanic Heritage Month special at Angelina’s. Angelina’s Ristorante celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15 with three Hispanic-Italian fusion specials crafted by Executive Sous Chef Israel Martinez and Sous Chef Elmer Aguilar. The specials range from $16 to $25 and include a Street Corn Pizzette, Shrimp Ceviche, and Carne Cruda. Wine pairing recommendations can be found. 24041 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 239-390-3187; www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com/. Café Normandie, a first-time participant in Sizzle Dining (sizzledining.com/), offers each $29 lunch and $39 dinner menus to support Blessings in a Backpack charity ($1 of each meal directly donated to assist feed food insecure children). It’s also a chance to savor French cuisine and sample a number of classics. In response to Chef Anthony Ethuin, what meatloaf is to Americans, pâté de campagne — a sublime mixture of pork and bacon — is to the French. Grandma Paté & Cornichons, a homemade country pork paté accompanied by French gherkins and mustard alongside a petite green salad, is one in all Café Normandie’s Sizzle Dining six appetizer selections. Angelina’s Hispanic Heritage Month specials include Shrimp Ceviche. A French entree selection is Magret De Canard & Berry Sauce, a grilled duck breast served with au gratin potatoes and sautéed vegetables. Magret is a special a part of a duck’s breast that has been fattened and cooks up very similar to a steak. It’s also known as “duck steak.” No meal is complete with no sweet treat, so Café Normandie is offering three versions of Crêpe Suzette, the standard French dish of a skinny dessert pancake served with a buttery crisp orange and Grand Marnier brandy sauce and flambéed. A Nutella Crepe (sweetened hazelnut cocoa) or a Berry Crepe can be available. 3756 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 239-261- 0977; cafenormandienaples.com. Dorona hosts one other edition of its Celebrity Startender Series from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event advantages the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation South Gulf Coast Chapter. Grandma Paté & Cornichons at Café Normandie. GUY CLARKE / SIZZLE DINING Guests can enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while interacting with their favorite local celebrity Startenders: Dena Rae Hancock; Rob Caito; Lindsey Sablan; Matt Botsford; Jessica Shwedel; and Scott Shwedel. RSVP via email to dsettos@b3-marketing.com. 2110 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 239-529- 2819; www.aielligroup.com/dorona naples/home. Grappino hosts a Neil Diamond Tribute starring Keith Coleman on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The dinner shows begin at 5 p.m. and seven:30 p.m. The show is a musical tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond, with Coleman singing classics of the enduring musician. Guests can enjoy a four-course dinner featuring a Caprese Salad, Orecchiette Pasta with broccolini and pork sausage, and Roasted Airline Chicken Breast. Dolce is a Liege Waffle served with whipped cream, chocolate, and caramel sauce. The associated fee is $95 per person and reservations are requested. During Sizzle Dining, Grappino offers a three-course dinner for $42 per person (taxes and gratuity not included). Diners can select one dish from each course. First course: Puzzoletto Bruschetta; Roasted Red Pepper Bisque; or Burrata Sala. A supplemental pizza course is offered for $9 featuring a selection of Calabrese, Scamorza & ‘nduja or Margarita. Second course: Veal Ravioli Pesto; Lolipop Lamb Chops; Baked Branzino Fillet; or Roasted Airline Chicken. Dessert is a Mini Nutella Bomboloni or Liege Waffle. Enjoy a bottle of wine for $25, with a selection of House Cabernet or House White Mix. 90 ninth St. N., Naples; 239-331-4325; https:// www.aielligroup.com/ grappino naples/home. ¦ — Email food and dining news by noon Friday to Cathy Cottrill at ccottrill@floridaweekly.com. Café Normandie offers the standard Crepes Suzette on its Sizzle Dining menus. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’, ‘https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘902781873245167’); fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);

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