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Formoli’s Bistro hosts SPCA fundraiser

Formoli’s Bistro, as seen on Jan. 12, 2014 in Sacramento,California. The restaurant is holding a series of Sunday dinners with proceeds going to the SPCA.
Formoli’s Bistro, as seen on Jan. 12, 2014 in Sacramento,California. The restaurant is holding a series of Sunday dinners with proceeds going to the SPCA. Sacramento Bee

Animal issues have resonated in Sacramento’s food community recently, and not just related to cooking. The Front Street Animal Shelter recently launched an adoption drive which resulted in 235 animals finding homes in four days. The drive was held in memory of Rex, the beloved great dane owned by Andrew Blaskovich of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen. Rex was fatally shot during a recent burglary at Blaskovich’s home, which resulted in an outpouring in local food circles and beyond.

The team behind Formoli’s Bistro in East Sacramento are also working to help causes related to animals. The staple of East Sacramento dining at 38th and J streets has launched a series of Sunday dinners in which all proceeds will be donated to the SPCA. This organization has long found support from the Formoli family, especially the grandmother of Suzanne Ricci, who oversees the bistro with her chef/husband Aimal Formoli.

The final installment in this SPCA fundraiser will be held Sunday. This three course dinner costs $30 and includes a menu of summer gazpacho (a Formoli’s specialty), warm date salad and a main course of ratatouille.

For more information: formolisbistro.com, or (916) 448-5699.

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