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Valley Manor’s Lobster Bisque fundraiser slated for Sept. 24

Like Brigadoon, it only appears for one day, and if you’re not there, you’ll miss it. But in Rochester, we’re talking about Valley Manor’s Famous Lobster Bisque, based on the recipe from the old Dicken’s Restaurant.

Valley Manor and The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley will sell 1,500 26-ounce jars for $20 each during their annual fundraising event.

The lobster bisque will be prepared by Valley Manor’s first-class chef, one of the few people privy to the recipe, purchased at Valley Manor when it bought the building that formerly housed the Dicken’s Restaurant.

“The flavor of this bisque is so special and delicious, it is one of my favorite recipes to make,” says Bradley Butler, Valley Manor chef. “Even though making 1,500 jars is a lot of work, it’s still one of my favorite events of the year.”

To streamline the process, this year donors will be able to drive through the parking lot on 1530 East Ave., Rochester, pay for the soup, and pick up a refrigerated jar to enjoy later. The 26-ounce jar of bisque will keep for one week in the refrigerator.

This year, no reservations will be taken, so the bisque will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Although the quantity is limited, Butler will cook twice as much as he did for the previous fundraiser.

Proceeds from the bisque will support The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley and the new Seniorsfirst Assisted Living Community at Valley Manor.

For more information, call the Lobster Line (585) 242-0940.