I will be definetly be attending this. Not only is it an interesting idea to have a food based museum - I believe it will be buffet and passed hor d'oeuvres - so they might as well put 'ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET & BAR' on the invitation as I don't plan on eating the entire day beforehand.
The only issue is that since their is a disclosure at the bottom of the invitation "All proceeds go directly to the museum..." that means no chef is making any money - so you can bet that the dishes won't be that 'expensive' to the chefs and may be things that they already offer on their restaurant menus - to keep their costs down.
INVITATION TO THE SOUTHERN TABLE
Jeff Tunks, Gus DiMillo and David Wizenberg of Passion Food Hospitality invite you to join them:
Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 6pm until 9 pm
ACADIANA RESTAURANT (901 New York Avenue)
Washington, DC is the First City to Host a Much Celebrated Fundraiser to Help Benefit the Opening of THE SOUTHERN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MUSEUM in New Orleans, Louisiana Representing the Cuisine and Culture of Sixteen Southern States
Participating Restaurants & Chefs:
Acadiana Restaurant, Washington, DC - Jeff Tunks, David Guas
Cashion's Eat Place and Johnny's Half Shell, Washington, DC - Ann Cashion
Louis at Pawley's, Pawley's Island, South Carolina - Louis Osteen
Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, Georgia - Linton Hopkins
Vidalia, Washington, DC - Jeff Buben
$100 per person(Minimum donation)- A Selection of Southern Dishes, Open Bar and Signature Southern Drinks
For reservations or information:202. 222. 0987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Reservations or Donations On-Line:www.acadianarestaurant.com/sofab.htm
All proceeds from this June 10, 2007, event will go directly to the Museum, whose New Orleans home is scheduled to open this fall.