Tuesday January 24th 2017

Center for Enriched Living- Fund raiser

CEL_LOGO1The Center for Enriched Living is a Riverwoods based organization, whose “mission statement” states that their purpose is to include people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success and enjoy a good quality of life”. To learn more about this organization and what they are doing to make lives better, visit www.centerforenrichedliving.org or call 847-948-7001.

A new local business, in an effort to assist this organization has included them as part of their official GRAND OPENING on November 21st. The business, Maple Café, located at 340 Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove is a new restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.. Located in the  Woodland Commons Shopping Center, they are having their Grand Opening as a fund raiser for this worthy organization. On Saturday, the 21st, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., one can visit the Maple Café where a special menu will be offered. The cost is $15 per person with a portion going to “The Center for Enriched Living”. Prior to the start of this even, at 10:30 a.m. the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place with representatives from the Buffalo Grove/Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce participating.maple banner

Maple Café is a welcome addition to the village as it brings something special to the northern part of Buffalo Grove. The fare served is not your typical “Greek Diner”, but more of a boutique with many upscale, Michigan Avenue, River North menu items; hone cured bacon, fresh vegetables, a large variety of cheeses. home-made sauces and salad dressings and soups. They also serve organic juice and coffee (Lavazzo brand) and have a gluten free menu to serve those who find this the healthy alternative. This space, which housed Michael’s , a hot dog diner in the old days, has been remodeled to offer an airy atmosphere with seating for 130 diners in their two high ceiling dining rooms.

Maple Café also offers catering services and if your Church or Synagogue has a dining program, or desires one, they will keep a book of their clients and return a percentage to the organization when members dine in or take out. Mah Jong games can also be played at Maple Café so that you can enjoy a friendly game along with either breakfast or lunch fare. I was looking at the menu and plan on taking my family there to check out the items that I found exciting and tantalizing. The kids menu also looks perfect for my grandkids. I am looking forward to their smoked salmon Napoleon Benedict- sounds delish!

Again, Maple Café is open every day from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in Woodlands Commons Shopping Center (where Mariano’s is) in Buffalo Grove. phone number 847-383-5334. Take a close look at their menu by visiting www.maple-cafe.com and DO NOT FORGET- GRAND OPENING, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st  11:00 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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