This year we’re featuring a handful of “Buy-A-Seat” opportunities. Ranging from an exclusive dinners (12 Roses) to dinner and intimate concert with Broadway superstar Ramin Karimloo, these intimate events create amazing experiences, foster new friendships, and support the Frankie Lemmon school! Reserve your seat now!
Join Martina McBride here in Raleigh on August 17, 2019 for a one-of-a-kind evening. Martina will play co-host with our very own Brian McHenry and Eliza Kraft Olander in their home in Raleigh and set you up for a meal that’s out of this world. While Martina and Eliza preside over great conversation and great wine, Scott Crawford, the James Beard semifinalist behind Crawford & Son restaurant, will be in the kitchen. You can expect an otherworldly meal, as Scott takes fresh local ingredients and gives them his elevated twist on classic comforting dishes. And he just happened to have recently won Restaurant of the Year for the Triangle!
As an added incentive Antonio Galloni, esteemed wine critic, is once again headed to Raleigh — this time with Martina — to dazzle us with his infinite wine knowledge and charming old-world personality. Of course, the wine will be flowing! Brian and Eliza will be your acting sommeliers, pulling some of their favorite bottles from their cellar to pair exquisitely with Scott’s food!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hang with the band? Well here’s your chance to have dinner with them! Ramin Karimloo and Joe Kwon will be doing at show at King’s (above Garland) in Raleigh and you can join them for the concert AND for dinner beforehand at Garland. Cheetie Kumar, Raleigh’s very own James Beard nominated friend-in-food is opening her doors to wine and dine you before Ramin and Joe perform their private concert.
Dinner at Garland followed by a concert with Ramin and Joe.
Donated By Ramin Karimloo, Joe Kwon and Cheetie Kumar.
Date: August 4, 2019 5pm
Ramin Karimloo played the leading male roles in both of the West End’s longest running musicals: the Phantom and Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in The Phantom of the Opera, and Jean Valjean, Enjolras, and Marius Pontmercy in Les Misérables. He made his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean in the 2014 revival production of Les Misérables, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical nomination.
Joined by our own local musical talent and friend of Frankie Lemmon, Joe Kwon of the Avett Brothers, he will put on a performance that blends Broadway classics and bluegrass, blues and rock. This event will take place at King’s (above Garland).
Champagne Philipponnat Dinner
Dinner at Todd + Lisa McGowan’s home (ITB) on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 with Charles Philipponnat from Champagne Philipponnat. We will explore the entire range of Philipponnat champagne including the iconic Clos de Goisses. To top it off, chef Matt Kelly will be preparing amazing dishes to pair with the Champagne.
Donated By Todd + Lisa McGowan, Charles Philipponnat, Champagne Philipponnat, VinConnect
Chef: Matt Kelly
Our very own Joe Kwon, Cheetie Kumar and Vansana Nolintha will team up for this rice centric dinner that will blow your mind! No Uncle Ben’s at this dinner.
It is a superstar lineup: Joe Kwon is a man of many talents – the virtuoso cellist of the Avett Brothers who moonlights as a Korean Masterchef; Cheetie Kumar, Raleigh’s very own James Beard nominated and owner of Garland. She and her husband, Paul, are rock stars in their own right: when they’re not running the restaurant, they’re playing shows with their band, Birds of Avalon. To complete the trio of chefs, you have Van Nolintha of Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana.