The Capital Grille is hosting a gourmet dinner on Friday, Oct. 22 to support Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids


TROY, Oct. 19, 2010 – The Capital Grille is hosting a five-course, wine-paired dinner on Friday, Oct. 22 to support Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids, benefiting children who have lost a parent.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by the Capital Grille-prepared dinner featuring Mercer Estates Winery selections perfectly paired with each selection. Capital Grille General Manager John Kelly will be closing the restaurant that evening to host the private event.

Tickets for the event are $175 per person. Table sponsorships also are available at $2,000 for a table of 10 or $1,600 for a table of 8. Proceeds from the event will benefit families served through Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids to help provide guidance, stability and financial assistance to those families with children who have suddenly suffered the loss of one or both parents.

Special guests for the evening will be Mike Hogue and Ron Harle of Mercer Estates Winery, Event Chairmen Chuck Bennett of The Detroit News and emcee Frank Beckmann of News/Talk WJR 760.

Mercer Estates is a family-owned Washington State winery devoted to producing premium wines through a partnership of the Mercer and Hogue familes, guided by more than 25 years of grape growing and winemaking experience.

The Capital Grille is located in the Somerset Collection- North at 2800 West Big Beaver Road in Troy. For more information, please contact the Yatooma’s Foundation for the Kids at (888) 987-KIDS or e-mail at

The Foundation provides a full spectrum of assistance including grief counseling, support groups, needs-based financial assistance, family budget development, resource referrals and academic success programs. 

Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring tenderness to tragedy and turn tragedy into triumph for the families of kids who have lost a parent by providing practical, professional and personal assistance at each stage of the grieving and recovery process. Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids is located in Birmingham, Mich. For more information, visit