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Picture This: Rally for Restaurants

Local Chefs Team Up With Lackawanna College

Earlier this fall, Lackawanna College, the City of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow launched Rally for Restaurants to raise money for local eateries in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown. Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, has invited local chefs to work side-by-side with culinary students to prepare an elegant, prix fixe dinner. All proceeds benefit the participating restaurants, while students get valuable, real-world training.

We visited on October 27, when AV Restaurant and Lounge was the featured restaurant. Chefs and students prepared a seasonal four-course meal. The evening started off with sweet potato and pork fritters for an appetizer and mushroom soup with thyme ricotta crostini. Next up was pumpkin gnocchi with brown butter sage cream sauce. Finally, for the main entrée, guests could choose between a pork tenderloin with carrot ginger puree or red wine-braised short ribs.

Guests dined under a heated outdoor tent in the college’s courtyard. Backyard Ale House provided bar service with some perfect drink pairings.

Reservations are required for the Rally for Restaurants dinners. They’ve been selling out fast, so make sure to save your spot. You can view the upcoming menus on 409 on Adams’ Facebook page.

Rally for Restaurants Events:

October 28 – Backyard Ale House
November 3 – Market Street Bar & Grill
November 4 – Bar Pazzo
November 10 – POSH at the Scranton Club
November 17 – Backyard Ale House
November 18 – The 16th Ward
November 24 – Market Street Bar & Grill

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