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Mary Bilyeu

Time to preorder Fat Tuesday treats

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The ONE Village Council is taking preorders for its 25th annual Paczki Day sale. You can call 419-255-8406 to place your order, or print an order form and fax it to 419-255-7042. Order forms are available online.

Paczki are available in the following flavors: apple, apricot, blueberry, chocolate, custard, granulated sugar, lemon, prune, raisin, raspberry, or assorted. They are $7 for a half-dozen or $14 per dozen. Other items will also be for sale: Polish coffee cakes for $12, souvenir canvas tote bags for $3, and 25th anniversary T-shirts for $10.

Orders can be picked up at the Old Library Building, 3102 Lagrange St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 16; and 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17, Paczki Day.

If you don’t preorder, you can still stop by to buy paczki. Delivery on Feb. 16 is available, with a minimum order of five dozen paczki.

Restaurant Week

The fifth annual Restaurant Week Toledo will be March 2-8. That’s when patrons at any of the participating restaurants can choose dishes from a prix-fixe menu. (Menus will be available online soon at RestaurantWeekToledo.com) Prices will range from $5 to $30, and proceeds will benefit educational youth programs at Leadership Toledo.

Three dozen locally owned restaurants have signed on to participate: 5th Street Pub, Avenue Bistro, Bar 145, Barr’s Public House, Black Kite Coffee & Pies, the Blarney Irish Pub, Bloudán Mediterranean Cuisine, Burger Bar 419, Ciao!, Cousino’s Steakhouse, Doc Watson’s, Element 112, the Flying Joe, Forrester’s on the River, Gradkowski’s, ICE Restaurant, Kyoto Ka, LaScola Italian Grill, Loma Linda Restaurant, Mancy’s Steakhouse, Manhattan’s Restaurant, Plate 21, Poco Piatti, Real Seafood Co., Registry Bistro, Revolution Grille, Rosie’s Italian Grille, Sebastiano’s Italiano, Shawn’s Irish Tavern, the Toledo Club, Treo Restaurant, Ventura’s, Whitehouse Inn, Ya Halla, Ye Olde Durty Bird, and Zia’s.

A kick-off party will be Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Secor Building, 425 Jefferson Ave. You’ll taste dishes from some of the participating restaurants while also sampling beers and wines. Tickets, $30, are available by clicking here.

Once Upon a Vine

It’s being billed as “an enchanted evening of amazing plate-to-palate experiences.” Once Upon a Vine will be at the Toledo Zoo on Feb. 27, starting at 6:30 p.m. Begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Arctic Encounter, then change scenery for dinner and an auction in the Nairobi Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Choose from osso buco or eggplant roulade for your entree; the meal will be served with wines provided by Heidelberg Distributing.

Tickets are $250 per person, $200 of which is tax deductible. Contact Robin Guidera at 419-385-5721 ext. 2091 or robin.guidera@toledozoo.org for more information or to purchase tickets.

Recipe contest

Can Girl Scout cookies get any better? Taste of Home wants to find out. The magazine is sponsoring the first National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest, inviting bakers to create a dessert using the cookies as inspiration and an ingredient.

The contest’s four categories are: cakes, pies, cupcakes; cookies, brownies, bars; pudding, ice cream, gelatin desserts, and candies. Entries are due by March 2; on April 15, 16 finalists will be announced, and the public can vote for a favorite. For details or to submit an entry, click here.

Send news for Morsels to food@theblade.com. Contact Mary Bilyeu at mbilyeu@theblade.com or 419-724-6155.

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