Originally published in The Weekly Packet, September 27, 2018
Dinners at Sandy’s Café to raise money for charity
by Monique Labbe
Sandy’s Blue Hill Café will soon be offering Friday night dinners that will not only taste good, but also benefit various charities and organizations in the community.
Executive chef Phil LeBreton came up with the idea to serve a pre-fixed dinner on Friday nights, complete with four courses for one fixed price.
“It’s a $100 (per plate) value for $50, you can’t go wrong,” said LeBreton. Beverages and gratuity are additional.
The first Friday night dinner is scheduled for October 12, and a portion of the gratuity will go toward helping charities in Blue Hill. The first organization that will benefit from these dinners is the Tree of Life food pantry.
“How it works is that during the Friday dinners, the owners will also work as servers,” said LeBreton. “A portion of the gratuity will go back to the community.”
LeBreton added that owners Sandy and Bill Fletcher will donate all of their tips, and that the three remaining servers will keep the remaining percentage of theirs.
LeBreton said he and the Fletchers wanted to find a way to give back. This was the idea they landed on, and have since worked to come up with different menus that will attract people for a cause.
“I’m in a position in my career now that I’m able to give back,” he said. “I know several people who have had to use organizations like the Tree of Life, and others in town, and there are some that I had to use as well; so, now it’s great to be able to do this for them.”
The fundraising for the Tree of Life will run from October to November, and then the dinners will start to raise money for a different charity, said LeBreton.
Meal choices for the first round of dinners include a beef Wellington galette, lobster bisque and espresso dusted filet mignon. Advanced ordering is required.