Villa SORISSO owners Jack & Karen Huang are swinging open the doors to their restaurant’s Tuscan inspired courtyard this Memorial Day weekend, featuring festivities and menus designed specifically to honor the areas military veterans, police, firemen, and their families. Memorial Day was created to honor those that offered their country the ultimate sacrifice. This year, in the renewed patriotic spirit of our nation, Villa SORISSO offers the commanders, friends, family, and citizen representatives the opportunity to personally thank those who have served with a calendar of activities and celebratory menu offerings.

To honor our guests, Villa SORISSO has arranged for the presentation of the military colors; themed music selections will be on play; and honorary gifts will be distributed to each guest. Most importantly, amidst the tranquil fountains of our courtyard, an “open mic” will be offered to all, allowing guests and family members the opportunity to publicly – and personally – thank our veterans, firefighters and law enforcement guests for their service. A surprise VIP guest (recipient of four purple hearts) has been invited to be honored for his service to the country.

Villa SORRISO’s Executive Chef, Raul Mercado, has created an honorary menu, designed especially for a relaxed, family orientated day, with the Villa SORRISO owners, Jack and Karen Huang, offering a special two-course menu for veterans and their guests for a mere $10. The menu features hand tossed pizzas, inspired pasta entrees, and picnic style offerings to include two-handed cheeseburgers and deluxe chicken sandwiches fresh from the grill. This special menu is available to all participating veterans, firemen, law enforcement officers, and their guests.

This very special event occurs on Memorial SUNDAY, May 24, 2009; 11:30am until 2:30pm. For reservations, please dial 626.793.2233. When making reservations, please specify “A Grateful Nation Remembers.”

Villa SORRISO is located at 168 West Colorado Boulevard | Pasadena, CA | www.sorrisopasadena.com | 626.793.2233