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Il Cortile forms cycling team for Tour of Paso 

Chef MacDonal and his team spin their wheels for annual cycling event

Il CortileThe team at Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles’ fine Italian dining establishment, will play many roles in the upcoming 6th annual Tour of Paso cycling event on March 22, 2014.

The Tour of Paso is comprised of three varying-distance cycling races for which participants raise funds to sustain the Cancer Support Community, a resource serving local cancer patients and their families. Members of the Il Cortile staff have formed a cycling team, including Owner and Managing Partner, Carole MacDonal.

To raise support for Il Cortile Ristorante’s cycling team, Chef Santos MacDonal and his kitchen will craft a special “reverse wine dinner” menu to complement a bottle of L’Aventure’s Optimus wine at the restaurant on March 12. Chef Santos will prepare a three-course menu around the bottle of wine for $45 per person plus the cost of the wine. Il Cortile servers will generously donate their tips from the dinner toward the Il Cortile cycling team and the Cancer Support Community.

This year marks the third that Il Cortile has contributed toward and participated in the Tour of Paso. In 2012, the team raised over $5K, and $12K in 2013.

“The Tour of Paso and the Cancer Support Community serve a population that is close to our hearts at Il Cortile,” said Carole MacDonal. “Our team has had a wonderful time getting involved and showing our support in previous years, and we’re certain this year will be better than ever. Collectively, we ride for many survivors.”

Reservations for the reverse wine dinner in support of the Il Cortile Cycling Team can be made by phoning the restaurant at (805) 226-0300.



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