Fat Cats Serves Families Holiday Meal to Remember


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​For the fourth consecutive year, Fat Cats, the popular eclectic eatery in Tremont, provided a Meal to Remember for residents of David Simpson Hospice House, their families and caregivers. This year, chef and owner Ricardo Sandoval personally delivered and served the food.  More than 90 people were treated to a meal of Chicken Augusto (chicken breast prepared with lemon butter and capers), green beans, Eggplant Parmesan, salad and garlic bread.  Wine for the dinner was generously donated by Scoperta Importing Co., Inc.

Once each month, Meal to Remember brings a different Cleveland-area restaurant to Hospice of the Western Reserve’s in-patient care center, David Simpson Hospice House on E. 185th St., so residents and their families can enjoy a restaurant dining experience together, complete with fine china and linens, wine and live musical entertainment. All of the food, time and talent are donated by the restaurant. Photography, centerpieces and live musical entertainment for the dinners are frequently provided by dedicated Hospice of the Western Reserve volunteers, who also assist the culinary teams with serving and cleanup afterwards.

“We are so grateful to Chef Sandoval and the Fat Cats culinary team for their incredible generosity,” said Bill Finn, president and chief executive officer, Hospice of the Western Reserve. “There is no greater gift to give to these families than more time to spend with their loved ones. The simple act of gathering around the table together for conversation and a fine dining experience is an experience most of them have not had for months. It is so meaningful - especially during this holiday season.”

Fat Cats, one of the pioneering restaurants in Cleveland’s trendy Tremont neighborhood, has been described by one food writer as a “Modern American Melting Pot” with a menu that draws from a variety of influences, including Asian, European and North and South American cuisines. The restaurant was named to the Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com’s “Cool Places to Eat A-List” as one of the city’s best restaurants. Criteria for inclusion on the A-List are “overall excellence, creativity, exacting preparations, superior service and an atmosphere that is distinctive and inviting.” 

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