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Event Mon May 31 2010
Figuratively, at least. Patrón Tequila is sponsoring a culinary tour to benefit the St. Bernard Project which is still helping people rebuild their homes near New Orleans 5 years after Katrina hit. For $15,000 and some volunteer labor, they're able to rebuild and repair homes. To help them rebuild more homes, Patrón helped them create the Patrón Tequila Epicurean Express. They're arriving in a handful of cities for two nights. The first night is a cocktail party that takes place in a refurbished 1920's rail car. There are unlimited Patrón cocktails, a presentation about the St. Bernard Project from one of the founders, a silent auction, and more. The minimum donation is $50 for what stands to be a feel-good evening, in more ways than one.
The second evening is a sit-down four-course dinner for 20 people. There will be cocktails, dinner, dessert, and a presentation by the founders of the St. Bernard Project and you'll have the opportunity to meet the celebrity chefs who will be cooking your food. The pricetag is $500, but all of the funds are going to fund the organization's efforts to rebuild homes and in the wake of the oil spill in the gulf provide assistance and mental health services to fishermen.
The Chicago events take place June 2-3 and the celebrity chefs are Chef Mark Sparacino of Prosecco and Chef Charlie Trotter, which makes your $500 price tag seem like not such a bad deal after all, eh?