Italian Night Dinner at St. Elizabeth’s Church was a Success!


After months of planning and preparation, the first annual St. Elizabeth’s Knights of Columbus Italian Dinner turned out to be a major hit! The food was catered by Olazzo’s in Bethesda, and while a diner could eat one entree for $12 or more, they got an array of entrees in buffet style from our dinner for just $16. The menu included:

  • Homemade Cheese Lasagna
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Penne Pasta and Sliced Sausage in marinara sauce
  • Homemade Meatballs in marinara sauce
  • House Salad and Fresh Baked Bread
  • and the Knights even provided 3 choices of complimentary cake (photos below)!

Drinks were sold by the brother Knights (see photo below for our wide array of selections):

We had 5 choices of reds and a white (lesson-learned to get more white wine next year!), 7 beers (3 not shown), 5 sodas, 4 juice box flavors and water.

Some photos of the buffet:

A closer view:

We decorated the tables with tableclothes and festive red, white and green balloons (Italian flag style). There’s Bob in the back talking with the caterers before the guests arrive:

And of course our cakes, in honor of the year of the priest. We ordered one vanilla, one chocolate and one carrot from Costco and I will attest that I will go back to Costco for cakes in the future. The chocolate and vanilla cakes had a layer of cream in the center and all were moist and delicious!

The vanilla cake:

The chocolate cake:

I want to sincerely thank brother Bob S. for the time and dedication he has taken to make the dinner such a success, and to Kathy from the parish office for supporting our efforts. To all the brothers who showed up to sell tickets for 3 weeks beforehand, and who helped collect tickets, sell raffle tickets at the door, set up and tear down and sell drinks, THANK YOU! The night would not have been a success without you Knights.

And for next year, we hope you all attend this dinner to enjoy the food, drink and company of your fellow Knights, parishioners and community members!

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