As was reported on Roadfood several months ago, Chef Nathanial Zimiet of Boucherie, NOLA and Roadfood Festival fame was attacked, robbed and shot at close range. The Great Chefs of NOLA are holding a fund raiser. Here's the story. From www.nomenu.com http://www.nomenu.com/joomla1/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=184&Itemid=185 Chefs' Party For Nathanial Zimet, Sunday Evening
You probably heard what happened to Chef Nathanial Zimiet a couple of months ago. After another night of great cooking at Boucherie, his four-star restaurant in Carrollton, he was attacked and shot at close range. He is expected to recover, and is coming along fine, But he was without health insurance, and the bills are enormous.
The chefs of New Orleans--always giving to the community through the grazing fundraisers they volunteer for all year long--are quickest to respond when the need is within their ranks. Thirty-four of them will be at Howlin' Wolf this Sunday night, cooking and serving. Here's the list:
La Petite Grocery
Crescent Pie & Sausage Co
St James Cheese Co
Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Melissa's Fine Pastries
Ralph's On The Park
River Shack Tavern
Oak Crest Mansion
The chefs start cooking and the bar (included in the price) will open for the patron party at five Sunday afternoon. At nine, the event shifts to The Night Owl Benefit Show, a music event with cash bar, until 1 a.m. The bands include Hot 8 Brass Band, The Revivalists, MyNameIsJohnMichael, Supagroup, Happy Talk Band
, and others. The food needs of the Night Owl partiers will be attended to by the Cue Crawl, therolling purple barbecue truck that Nathanial ran before opening Boucherie.
Tickets for the patron party (which also include the Night Owl Benefit) are $85 if you get them on line between now and midnight Saturday night. Tickets for just the Night Owl Benefit are $35. Click here: www.benefit4nathanial.eventbrite.com
You will pick up online-ordered tickets at the door. You may also buy tickets at the door for $100. Howlin' Wolf.
Warehouse District: 907 S. Peters (corner Diamond).
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