PORTLAND – The Havana South restaurant will serve up a win-win tonight for folks who love Caribbean food and want to help support medical care in the region.

The Caribbean Nights party will raise money for Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, a Maine nonprofit that provides health care workers, supplies and health education to more than 2,000 residents of 15 rural villages in the Dominican Republic.

“We’re sending our young medical talent down to give them real world education while helping those in need,” said Elizabeth Baldacci, vice president and director of development for Partners for Rural Health.

The party will begin at the restaurant on Wharf Street at 5 p.m., with a reception featuring red and white wines from Due Fratelli Imports. A three-course meal will follow the party.

Dinner will begin with a fall salad, and guests will choose from four options for the main course. The meal will be capped off with a sweet Maine goat cheese tart with strawberry and balsamic syrup.

Tickets to the event cost $30 for the reception or $90 for the reception and the dinner. They’re available online at www.prhdr.org.


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