Monday, October 05, 2009

Surgeon turned chef for Susan G. Komen

Courtesy of Dara at Dining Dish: This Thursday you can eat at Sotto Sopra and donate to breast cancer research at the same time! The text of the press release is as follows:

For one night only, Thursday, October 8, Dr. Dean Kane, the well-renowned plastic surgeon, will be putting down his scalpel and picking up a chefs knife. Under the guidance of Sotto Sopra’s executive chef, Bill Crouse, Dr. Kane will be preparing a five course gourmet Italian dinner (menu below) of which a portion of the proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It is an evening of seasonal dishes, wine selections from The Wine Merchant and camaraderie as guests dine at communal tables in Sotto Sopra’s beautiful 19th century building located at 405 N. Charles Street. The evening’s festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by Tony Sciuto throughout the evening.

Along with sharing his culinary talent, Dr. Kane will be selling a selection of his original pop photo art with 100% of the proceeds going to this worthy cause. Cost per person is $70, which includes the five course dinner, wine and entertainment.* Advanced reservations are required; call Sotto Sopra Restaurant at 410 625 0534.

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Dean P. Kane, MD

Thursday, October 8, 2009 – 6:30 p.m.


1st Course

Forest Mushroom Soup with Pine Nut Gratin


Arugula Salad

with goat cheese, dried cherries and Dijon mustard vinaigrette

2nd Course

Lobster Ravioli with Americana Sauce

topped with caviar

3rd Course

Lemon Basil Sorbetto

4th Course


Grilled Lamb Chop

with minted eggplant caponata


Seared Halibut

on parsnip puree with lemon butter sauce

5th Course

Pumpkin Soufflé

with balsamic soaked fig

Cost $70.00 per person includes food, wine and entertainment

*Tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages are not included in the cost. No other discounts or promotions are applicable to this special event.

(Sotto Sopra will be donating 10% of the evening’s proceeds to

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation/Maryland Affiliate)

Event Sponsor

The Wine Merchant
10741 Falls Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
Ph: 410-321-6500

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Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS: Dr. Dean and Lauri Kane have a husband and wife cosmetic surgical practice which allows them to provide a warm and caring approach. What makes their practice so unique is that you get Lauri’s female perspective on beauty, but Dr. Kane’s talented surgical skill. While Dr. Kane tends to be a serious surgeon, he is also is a very creative out of the box thinker. He always puts the patient first does not sway away from performing the correct procedure for the right patient. Dr. Kane always puts the safety of the patient first and foremost.

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Susan B Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: More than 100,000 volunteers and activists work through 125 Komen Affiliates to mobilize more than one million friends and neighbors every year through events like the Komen Race for the Cure - the world's largest and most successful awareness and fundraising event for breast cancer.( )

Sotto Sopra Restaurant: Sotto Sopra Restaurant ( ) is located at 405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 at the gateway to the Mt. Vernon cultural district of Baltimore City. The restaurant is recognized for their contemporary Italian cuisine, 19th century venue, excellent service and spirited personality.

Tony Sciuto: An international musician and song writer, Sciuto was with Banging Rush, Bonehead, The Little River Band, Never Never and enjoys his solo career as a performer and song writer.

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For further information on this event or Sotto Sopra Restaurant please contact Dara Bunjon at 410-486-0339 / email or contact Monika Pawlak-Bosio at the restaurant at 410.625.0534

Photographs are available upon request.


diningdish said...


Thank you for helping promote this charitable event. You are a star blogger and I don't miss your posts.

You have the Dara Award that and $10 will buy you a cup of coffee

John said...

Thanks, Dara! I didn't realize coffee was only $10 these days! :)