Abalonettis to Celebrate their 60th Anniversary with A Fundraiser for Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) and Calamari Through the Decades

Top Quote Save the Date! On Thursday, April 19th Abalonetti in Monterey will be holding a fundraiser in honor of their 60th Anniversary as they partner with Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR), to celebrate their 60th anniversary. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2012 - Abalonetti, located at 57 Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, will be holding a fundraiser in honor of their 60th Anniversary on Thursday, April 19th as they partner with Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR), to celebrate their 60th anniversary! Abalonetti's is striving to reach their goal of raising $6000 for POMDR while patrons enjoy an evening on the Monterey Bay. The celebration is from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person (inclusive).

    Guests will enjoy, breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay, sip award winning Monterey County wines and taste a wide variety of Abalonettis famous dishes include six decades of calamari featured in themed stations for guests to enjoy.

    1950's- Marty Special
    1960's-Original Abalonetti
    1970's- Flash Fried rings and tentacles
    1980's- BBQ Squid
    1990's- Napoltana
    2000's-Buffalo Calamari

    Reservations are required. Contact (831) 373-1851 to reserve a space. The admission price includes food and wine. The entire $30 admission will be given to Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Bring your four legged friends. There will be a fashion show at 6:30 p.m. by Diggidy Dog. The fashion show will be emceed by Mac MacDonald. All four legged attendees are encouraged to wear their finest fashion statement. Two local reporters will be judging the best four legged outfit of the evening. The winner will receive a tail wagging basket of delights! There will also be a live auction of 5 special Diggidy Dog pet outfits modeled by adoptable dogs. Space is limited to 125 attendees.

    One of the wharf's original restaurants, Abalonetti Seafood was opened in 1951 by two Sicilian families. Named for its signature squid dish that features calamari prepared in the style of an abalone ( la abalonetti), the restaurant quickly gained praise for unique calamari presentation. Jim Gilbert purchased Abalonetti's in 2007 and Kevin Phillips, previously general manager for Pisto's restaurant group, became managing partner in 2008. In the following years, Phillips has dedicated himself to introducing Abalonetti's to a new generation of seafood and calamari enthusiasts. Careful to preserve the restaurant's traditional favorites while creating an engaging environment for both locals and tourists, the new Abalonetti Bar and Grill will continue to be destination dining on Monterey's wharf.

    Background on Peace of Mind Dog Rescue:
    Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in October 2009. POMDR is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose senior guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters..

    POMDR is run by a seven-person board of directors who volunteer their time to make a difference in the lives of dogs and the people who love them. POMDR is also supported by a network of over 200 volunteers committed to helping POMDR fulfill its mission, by helping with foster care, adoption events, transportation, office work, and other tasks.

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