Haiti Benefit Dinner Sponsored by The Rusty Spoon + Tito's

Owner & Chef Kathleen Blake of the Rusty Spoon with husband, William Blake

Owner & Chef Kathleen Blake of the Rusty Spoon with husband, William Blake

It was an honor for TDPP to partner with The Rusty Spoon last month for a special benefit dinner to support the rebuilding of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. Half of the proceeds generated from this dinner were donated to Mission of Hope Haiti for hurricane relief efforts. With 12 guests gathered around the table that night, we were able to raise $550 to help this country in need. 

We kicked the night off with cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka and passed hors d'oeuvres by The Rusty Spoon. The carpaccio bites on toasted baguette were to die for! As our guests spent some time mingling and getting to know each other, it was wonderful to see some new and familiar faces supporting this great cause. 

Everyone grabbed a seat amongst the mini pumpkins and fall florals by In Bloom Florist as the second course of the evening was served -- a delicious Fall Salad with roasted beets, crisp sunchoke and Bufala mozzarella. 

In true nature of The Dinner Party Project, everyone spent some time sharing a little bit about themselves and all the reasons they love this city! We always enjoy hearing our guests' favorite things about Orlando!

As our fantastic TDPP host, Katie, filled wine glasses, we prepared for the next course. A Rusty Spoon specialty, the hand-rolled Cavatelli pasta hit the table and bowls were empty within seconds...yeah, it's that good! And we haven't even gotten to the main dish yet.

Okay, we finally made it to the peak of the evening and, man, does The Rusty Spoon do fish right! The Snapper with vegetable succotash definitely did not disappoint after following so many flavorful courses. Of course, there was just enough room left for dessert!

We capped the night off with with this sweet and refreshing combination of chocolate chess pie and prickly pear sorbet. Way to end the night on a high note!

Special thanks to Chef Kathleen Blake & The Rusty Spoon for hosting us and making this evening so special for our guests! We are thankful for everyone's generosity and support of this cause to help Haiti. TDPP continues to support Mission of Hope on a monthly basis, as a meal a day is donated to a child in Haiti on behalf of our dinner party guests. Thank you for being a part of The Dinner Party Project!