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Carrabba’s to host “Mix it up for MDA’ fund raiser

By Staff | Jul 20, 2009

Carrabba’s Italian Grill invites consumers to “Mix It Up for MDA,” a special event to be held Thursday, July 30, that combines exclusive cocktails from award-winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey with new Carrabba’s food items to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Admission to “Mix It Up for MDA” is $15 per person from 5 p.m. to close at Carrabba’s locations nationwide. In Fort Myers, participating locations include:
– 27220 Bay Landing Dr., Bonita Springs, FL 34135
– 762 Pine Island Rd. SW, Cape Coral, FL 33991
– 12990 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33907
– 4320 N. Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34103
– 12631 E.Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34114
– 1811 N. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
The ticket price includes a sampling of four food items from the new Mr. C’s Bar Menu and, for guests 21 years and older, one of Voisey’s signature cocktails created for the event (Blackberry Lemonade, the Italian Lemon Drop or Blackberry Fields Martini) or another drink on the Mr. C’s list.
The food tasting includes a delicious array of appetizers from the new Mr. C’s Menu, designed for snacking and sharing, including: Antipasti Misto – an assortment of Italian meats and cheeses, Mediterranean olives and roasted peppers; Meatballs with Ricotta Cheese – homemade meatballs topped with pomodoro sauce, Romano and ricotta cheeses; Patatinas with Blue Cheese – freshly cooked Italian potato chips tossed with green onions and topped with a blue cheese sauce; and Chicken Parmesan Piccolinos – mini sandwiches featuring sautéed chicken breast coated with Italian breadcrumbs, topped with pomodoro sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
In addition to monies raised from “Mix It Up for MDA” event admission, Carrabba’s also will donate $1 to MDA for each of Voisey’s drinks sold from July 30 – August 6. During that week, consumers are encouraged to visit www.Carrabbas.com and cast their vote for their favorite cocktail. The most popular drink will be added to Carrabba’s drink menu.
For more information on “Mix It Up for MDA,” to vote on Voisey’s special cocktails, or to find Carrabba’s locations nationwide, visit www.carrabbas.com.

Source: Carrabba’s