Tuscan Moon  – Gourmet Cocktail Party is coming Saturday, Aug. 25 6 p.m. at John Harvard’s Cabana Bar & Pool Complex at Holiday Valley. 

Every year, this is a favorite Ellicottville party, with over 200 people attending the upscale, end-of-summer dinner party.  Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ellicottville, this is the “must attend” party in Ellicottville. 

When you arrive, you are greeted with great hors d’ oeuvres from Katy’s, John Harvard’s and other great restaurants, served by student volunteers from ECS.  Before and during dinner, you will be entertained by Michael Nugent, singing timeless and beautiful music by the greats such as Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and more.

This event has the best food served at any venue, with an expansive array of entrees provided by the best restaurants in the area.  Supported by both Sysco and US Foods, the local chefs will be trying to impress you with their signature dish served at their individual stations. This year’s Italian theme menu is way over the top, with many culinary surprises to treat those who attend.  A fabulous Seafood Medley from John Harvard’s and Seafood Lasagna from Myer’s are just a few of the 12 stations you will enjoy.  You can eat as much as you like but save room for the dessert table where Watson’s Chocolates surround the extra special cakes, cookies and tarts created by chef Tom Kneeland. 

Everyone loves the extensive silent auction as there is always a great bargain to be had and the live auction usually features Sabres tickets, Bills tickets, Cutco Knives and many more great bargains.

Beyond the food and the company, this annual fundraiser supports the many worthwhile local projects and individuals in need supported through Family Support for Ellicottville. Better yet, while you are helping a great cause, your ticket donation is tax deductible. 

Plan for this great end of the summer party and put Saturday, Aug. 25 on your calendar.

Remember that this is Ellicottville so the dress is always casual.

Tickets are $65 and available at EVL Spirits & Katy’s or online at or by phone by calling Kegs at 699-8758.

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