Buy-A-Seat Events

2020 features a handful of “Buy-A-Seat” opportunities. Ranging from exclusive dinners like the 12 Roses Dinner to unique fun like a concert with Broadway superstar Ramin Karimloo, these events create amazing experiences, foster new friendships, and support the Frankie Lemmon School. Reserve your seat now!


12 Roses Dinner POSTPONED

Tentative 10/17/2020

Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry graciously invite you to their home for the 12 Roses Dinner. 

For one night only, 12 of the most extraordinary women in food and wine will band together to prepare one out-of-this-world private dinners for the children of the Frankie Lemmon School.

It starts with the wine. We bring five incredible female winemakers to Raleigh to share the highlights of their cellars and their vineyards, and they always show up with some serious juice. Pam Starr, owner and winemaker of Crocker & Starr, leads the line-up and deserves a high five as the original “rose”—she came up with the idea many moons ago and has been instrumental in its success each year.   The other winemakers include:

Remi Cohen of Lede Family Wines

Julianna Martinelli of Martinelli Vineyards & Winery

Clare Carver of Big Table Farm 

Rebekah Wineburg of Quintessa 

Evyn Cameron and Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr 

Meanwhile, chef Ashley Christensen of Death + Taxes, Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken and Honey, Chuck’s, Poole’side Pies and Fox Liquor Bar, will be curating the chefs of the evening, inviting four incredible female talents to Raleigh to pair up on a multi-course dinner of unparalleled quality.  These chefs include:

Kristin Essig of Coquette (New Orleans) 

Nina Compton of Compère Lapin (New Orleans)  

Jessica Koslow of Sqirl (Los Angeles)

Diana Davila of Mi Tocaya Antojeria (Chicago)

Camille Cogswell of Zahav (Philadelphia)

Finally, overseeing this intersection of food and wine is sommelier Cappie Peete. Cappie is an Advanced Sommelier who leads the charge of the beverage program at Death + Taxes and the rest of the AC Restaurant Group.

Don’t Forget

Remember, part of your purchase is tax deductible. You will be sent an e-mail once your purchase is complete indicating what part of your purchase is tax deductible.  If a Buy-A-Seat event is sold out, please call our office at 919-845-8880 to get on the waiting list.