garcesGarces Foundation presents Think Local, Give Local with tastings from the area’s brightest chefs and a food themed silent auction to benefit the lives of Philadelphia’s immigrant community. Chef Jose Garces has handpicked a group of local chefs to deliver an unforgettable epicurean experience, highlighting Philadelphia’s unique culinary talent.  Throughout the evening guests will enjoy cocktails made with local spirits, local beer, locally created décor elements and more. Entertainment will be provided by American Deluxe. Denise Fike will provide complimentary fashion illustrations of each guest. Guests will also enjoy a Tito’s Homemade Vodka Lounge. Petals Lane and Event FX will provide décor.  

 WHEN: Friday, March 24 VIP Preview 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. General Admission 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Chefs After Party 9:00 p.m. -midnight Stage program with remarks from Jose Garces will occur at 8:15.

 WHERE: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia

  PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

Stations from Garces restaurants including: 24, Amada, Amada New York, Bar Volver, Buena Onda, Distrito, Distrito Moorestown, Garces and Sons coffee, Garces Events, Garces Trading Company, JG Domestic, The Olde Bar, Tinto, Village Whiskey, Volver

A Mano, Townsend Wentz
Abe Fisher, Yehuda Sichel
Aldine, George Sabatino
Alma de Cuba, Douglas Rodriguez
Baba’s Brew, Olga Sorzano
Bank and Bourbon, Thomas Harkins
Bing Bing Dim Sum, Ben Puchowitz
Bistrot La Minette, Peter Woolsey
Blackfish, Chip Roman
Brauhaus Schmitz, Jeremy Nolen
Capofitto and Capogiro, Stephanie and John Reitano
Cheu Noodle Bar, Ben Puchowitz
DiBruno Bros., Emilio Mignucci
Ela, Jason Cichonski
Fat Ham, Kevin Sbraga
Fork, John Patterson
Gilda’s Biscotti, Gilda Doganiero
High Street on Market, Ellen Yin
Hungry Pigeon, Pat O’Malley
Junto, MacGregor Mann
Kanella, Konstantinos Pitsillides
Kensington Quarters, Damon Menapace
La Calaca Feliz, Tim Spinner
Lacroix, Jon Cichon
The Little Bird Bakery and Cafe, Jessica Nolen
Mission Taqueria, Andrew Sabin
Osteria, Jeff Michaud
Pub and Kitchen, Eli Collins
Sampan, Michael Schulson
Spread Bagelry, Larry Rosenblum
Subarashii Kudamono Gourmet Asian Pears, Holly Harter
Townsend, Townsend Wentz
Vedge, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby
Vernick Food & Drink, Greg Vernick
Vetri Family of Restaurants
Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Andy Weckerly
Whetstone Tavern, Jeremy Nolen
Will BYOB, Christopher Kearse
Wm. Mulherin & Sons, Marqessa Gesualdi
Zeppoli, Joey Baldino

  TITO’S HOMEMADE VODKA SUPPORTS THE GARCES FOUNDATION Leading up to the gala, Tito’s Homemade Vodka will be donating $1 per cocktail sold at each of the Garces restaurants as listed below to the Garces Foundation. The cocktails will featured with tastings in the Tito’s Lounge at the event….  

  • Bad Education at Amada- Rotham and Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur, Lemon
Bitters
  • Texas Eagle at JG Domestic- St. Germain Liqueur,
Cucumber,
Lime
  • Picante Pequino at Distrito- 
Jalapeño,
Cucumber,
Lime,
Spicy Chili, Salt Rim
  • Atlantic Blue at Tinto and Village Whiskey- Thyme,
Blueberry,
Lemon,
Nocino Walnut
  • Can It All Be So Simple?
at 24- Creme de Cassis,
Cranberry,
Lime,
Mint
  • In Full Bloom
at Volver- Citrus Cordial,
Rose Water,
Lavender Bitters
  • Vilaine at Garces Trading Company- 
St. Germain Liqueur,
Strawberry,
Lemon,
Sparkling Wine
  • We Cara Cara ‘Bout You at The Olde Bar- Cara Cara Orange,
Dolin Blanc,
Egg White,
Himalayan Sea Salt,
Orange Blossom Water

TICKET INFORMATION: General Admission – $150 Early Admission – $200 VIP Admission – $250 receive exclusive access to the after party on the 33rd floor and a preview tasting. Tickets: www.garcesfoundation.org/2017benefit/ Cocktail attire.

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