Penn State Intercom......October 4, 2001

Benefit dinner will transform
Café Laura into French bistro

UnitedWayLogoFor one night at least, Café Laura patrons might think they are in Paris instead of State College.

That's because Café Laura, located in Mateer Building on the University Park campus, will be converted to a French bistro for a dinner to benefit the Centre County United Way. The annual dinner, sponsored by the College of Health and Human Development and Penn State Food Services, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Those attending this year's dinner will be treated to a French meal prepared by executive chef Matt Lambert and his staff. The evening's menu includes blue cheese and potato tart; jumbo lump crab cake with infused oils; organic greens with goat cheese; filet mignon with red wine reduction; and caramelized apple tart. Guests are invited to bring their favorite wine to enjoy with the meal. Door prizes from local merchants will be awarded after dinner.

According to Elana Pyle, co-chair of the College of Health and Human Development United Way campaign, all of the food is courtesy of Barry Scerbo, director of food services, and Lambert has donated his time to prepare the meal.

Tickets for the event are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Tables may be reserved. For more information or to make reservations, contact Tina Meyers at (814) 865-3253 or