New Orleans Fundraiser
Democrats Abroad Canada and Southern Accent, a popular Cajun/Creole restaurant, are hosting a fundraising evening for New Orleans restaurants on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Feast on a selection of 12 delectable Cajun and Creole dishes, including Blackened Livers on Garlic Toast, Cajun Andouille Sausage with Chipotle Maple Hot Sauce, Deep Fried Calamari served with Ginger Remoulade, Voodoo Custard with Shrimp Tart and lots more! Help the future of New Orleans... and hey, find out yours, too, as a fortune teller will also be on hand! Pssst... she told us to take a look at ca.democratsabroad.org/events.php#2424.
It started when Southern Accent created their Dollar a Meal Deal: $1 per entree is donated to Save New Orleans Soul for the struggling restaurants trying to reopen. Is it working? Southern Accent has raised $7900 so far, with more to come. You eat, you enjoy, you help! Can't beat that with a stick!
Southern Accent is holding another great evening to help N.O. restaurants get going again on Saturday, April 22, with the first donation recipient, New Orleans Chef Troy Brocato. His brand new Flamingeaux Café was under four feet of water mere weeks after opening and completely wiped out. This brilliant young Chef, a nephew of Paul Prudhomme, will be on hand in the kitchen at Southern Accent, and the evening of great fun and food will help Troy and others to jump-start their New Orleans restaurants once again. More details posted at www.southernaccent.com/events/events.html.