Restaurant notes

More than 200 area restaurants will donate a cut of their dinner proceeds Thursday 4/29 for Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS run by Action AIDS. Details here.

You know there is no Elena Wu at Chez Elena Wu at the Ritz in Voorhees? Wu sold the place two years ago. She is getting back into the business with an upscale French-Asian bistro called Très Elena Wu in the former Ebenezer's Cafe at 3131 Route 38 (at Larchmont) in Mount Laurel. Opening is expected by late May.

Robert Halpern, chef/owner of West Philly's Marigold Kitchen, has a few spots left in his six-course "Intro to the Avant-Garde" dinner he has up for 6 p.m. Wednesday 5/5. It's $40 a head, plus tax/tip/wine pairings. It initially was opened only to the University City District and friends. Details/rezzes: 215-222-3699.

Sycamore in Lansdowne e-mail blasts word that starting on Mother’s Day (5/9) and every Wednesday and Sunday night thereafter, it will offer a casual, three-course fixed-price menu for $29 per person.