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Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella will have an Wine Pairing Anniversary Party on Thursday.

It's been eight years since Ciao Bella appeared on the Northwest Indiana dining scene.

Joe Scalzo, owner of Ciao Bella, will celebrate the restaurant's anniversary with a wine-pairing party Thursday.

A multicourse dinner will be paired with wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery from Healdsburg, California.

Scalzo said he wanted to highlight special wines from California in light of the fact that was so much devastation from recent wildfires.

After Thursday's event, Scalzo said whenever a guest purchases a California wine during the rest of November and through December, the restaurant will donate money to a wine relief program in Napa and Sonoma.

"We want to help support the beautiful wineries that got destroyed," he said.

Cost for Thursday's anniversary dinner and party is $88 per person plus tax and tip. Representatives from the winery will be on hand to talk about the selections available.

Welcoming cocktails will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Ciao Bella is at 1514 U.S. 41, Schererville. Call 219-322-6800.


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Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.