An update on Nathan and Abby

Abby, left, and Nathan, center, at the Old Town Farmers Market Iron Chef competition a few weeks ago. At right is event emcee Mark Davidson from KSN.

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a terrible motorcycle accident that injured Bocconcini Italian Eatery chef Nathan Toubia and his passenger, Bocconcini manager Abby Brookshire. The accident happened over Labor Day weekend, and both Toubia and Brookshire were thrown from the motorcycle.

I’m following a Facebook page set up by her family to track Abby’s healing process, which is slow and painful but steady, the page reports. She suffered several serious injuries. Her friends and family are planning a fundraising dinner for her, and I’ll report the details when I get them.

I reached out to Nathan earlier this week to find out how he was doing. Toubia broke both ankles, crushed his pelvis, and fractured his legs. In an e-mail, he said that he spent a week in the hospital and another week in rehab. He’s now at home but is using a wheelchair to get around.

His team of cooks is going ahead with Bocconcini’s monthly wine dinner, even in their bosses’ absence, he said. He met with them yesterday to map out the wine dinner menu, which he says has come together nicely.

“Abby is still in all of our prayers,” he said.

“I thank everyone for their support, prayers and thoughts. It has meant a lot.”

The five-course wine dinner will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the restaurant, 4811 E. Central. It’s $65 a person and features dishes paired with wines, including a main course of wild boar. For reservations, call 316-613-2523