Hopefully you have caught word of the Stir It 28 event making its way across the country. In Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and New York, a few of us have initiated a nationwide effort to raise money for Haiti relief. As food bloggers, we understand the significance of food as not only enjoyment, but also as a necessity. To that end, we want to give back and help those who are in need of basic food, water and other short-term survival goods following the January 12th earthquake in Port-au-Prince. On Sunday, February 21st, each city will host its own unique culinary fundraiser for the public. Advance tickets for Los Angeles are on sale until Saturday, February 20th at 3:00 pm PST for $30, and you can purchase them at Flanboyant Eats or Coco Cooks. At the door, the price will be $35.
If you’d like more information, please review the official press release here. In the meantime, the secret’s out about everything LA has to offer this coming Sunday evening.
For our LA readers who have yet to purchase a ticket, read on for a few more reasons why you should attend buy your ticket today.
-We have an amazing line-up of bloggers, caterers and home cooks who will prepare an extensive list of appetizers and desserts. Gisele Perez of Small Pleasures Catering was recently listed in KTLA’s Top 5 Best Caterers of 2009. She will create an interactive bruschetta bar with various spreads and toppings such as herbed goat cheese and caramelized onions and figs. She will also have a dessert bar featuring six different sweets, including white chocolate lemon curd swirl cheesecake and profiteroles with chocolate fondue. Barrie Lynn Krich, The Cheese Impresario, will have a cheese table set up where you can ask her questions about cheese pairings while you grab bites from her artisanal cheese plates. The long list of bloggers who have offered to create special hors d’oeuvres and desserts include:
Austin, Austio’s Catering
Michael, Southbay Foodies
Diana, Diana Takes a Bite
Cathy, Gastronomy Blog
Andrea, L.A. Easy Meals
Esi, Dishing Up Delights
Greg, Sippity Sup
Patti, Worth the Whisk
Erika, In Erika’s Kitchen
Cynthia, Furey and the Feast
Krissy & Daniel, The Food Addicts
Josie, Daydreamer Desserts
Jennifer, Domestic Divas
Nastassia, Let Me Eat Cake
Nancy Goodman, Food Art LA
Anisha, Food Is My Nish
H.C., L.A. and O.C. Foodventures
Mary, The Food Librarian
Jenn, Bread + Butter
-Grey Goose and LA brand attaché Christophe Namer have partnered with Natalie Bovis-Nelsen of The Liquid Muse to create signature vodka cocktails, including “Hearts for Haiti”–Grey Goose L’orange, homemade syrup made with Martini & Rossi Vermouth, fresh grapefruit juice and Martini & Rossi prosecco. Natalie will also present specialty sangrias featuring Sutter Home and Fre Alcohol-Removed wine, in addition to her Sparkling Pomegranate Snowflake from Preggatinis ™: Mixology for the Mom-To-Be.
-Several fun raffle items are available to win with the purchase of a $1 raffle ticket at the door. The offerings include The Liquid Muse’s Preggatinis gift basket (featuring the book, two signature cocktail glasses and a shaker and muddler in a reusable white wicker basket), an iHerb.com gift pack, cookbooks from Abel & Cole and Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, and a gift certificate to OpenSky.
-If you’re one of the first 50 to arrive, Logistic Parking has offered to provide you with complimentary valet service for the evening.
We’ve been lucky to have our local Trader Joe’s, Ralphs and Party City donate materials and products to this fundraising event as well. The support from the community has been impressive.
Purchase your ticket today at Flanboyant Eats or Coco Cooks! Click the Stir It 28 logo image that says “Purchase Tickets For STIR IT 28 Culinary Event-Feb. 21st”. Be sure to indicate you are buying a ticket for LA in the seller’s notes, and you’ll be set. Spread the word and get ready to have fun!